We call upon the Government of Canada to commit to making a funding contribution of $10 million over seven years to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, plus an additional amount to assist communities to research and produce histories of their own residential school experience and their involvement in truth, healing, and reconciliation.

Indigenous Watchdog Status Update

Current StatusNov. 9, 2020STALLED
Previous StatusAug. 17, 2020STALLED

Why “Stalled”?

In December, 2016 the Prime Minister committed $10M in financial support for the National Center for Truth and Reconciliation. There has been no comparable commitment or response to the request for additional funding for community initiatives.

Official Federal Government Response: Sept. 5, 2019

The Government of Canada has provided $10 million to support the important work of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, as announced by the Prime Minister in December 2016. This contribution will help to ensure that the history and legacy of Canada’s residential school system is remembered.