Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (2015). Honouring the truth, reconciling for the future: Summary of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
This document summarizes findings and discussions contained in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) multi-volume final report. Informed by testimonies from close to 7,000 witnesses, many of whom were Residential School survivors, the report documents the history and impacts of the Canadian Residential School system. The TRC’s activities and resulting “94 Calls to Action” are also included. It is recommended that this summary be read in conjunction with the full report.
A foundational document for anyone interested in understanding the history and legacy of the Residential School system and key actions for redressing harmful impacts and advancing reconciliation.