Truth and Reconciliation
Call to Action 63
We call upon the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada to maintain an annual commitment to Aboriginal education issues, including:
Building student capacity for intercultural understanding, empathy, and mutual respect.
Developing and implementing Kindergarten to Grade Twelve curriculum and learning resources on Aboriginal peoples in Canadian history, and the history and legacy of residential schools.
Sharing information and best practices on teaching curriculum related to residential schools and Aboriginal history.
Identifying teacher-training needs relating to the above.
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"74 of the 94 Calls to Action are related to Education. We have an opportunity to answer these calls and live up to our potential as a country through a renewal of our relationship, as it was intended."
- Kevin Lamoureux
TRC Calls to Action
Full document - English
In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) published its final report detailing the experiences and impacts of the residential school system, creating a historical record of its legacy and consequences.
Progress on TRC Goals
In researching the progress of each Call to Action, CBC reached out to relevant governments, faith groups, professional and community organisations for comment. We fact-checked each response with invested stakeholders. We also cross-referenced federal funding announcements with actual and past financial expenditures.
Every Child Matters
Reconciliation through Education
You, as young people, are the agents of change. You are the ones who will lead and guide yourselves, your families, your communities, and, ultimately, Canada on the continued journey of truth and reconciliation. Written by award-winning Indigenous author Monique Gray Smith, this magazine, which is based on the Seven Sacred Teachings, is aimed for students in grades 5–12 and is available in both English and French.
K-12, Adult Education
This site contains contains information an resources for our communities to learn about Truth and Reconciliation. There are resources from early education to adulthood. There is also an abundance of teacher resources.