The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s mandate was to inform all Canadians about what happened in the Indian residential school system (IRS).
Read the TRC’s report to understand the devastating consequences of the IRS and the recommended Calls to Action.
The Residential Schools were a small part of the history of colonization in Canada, but their impact was massive. The mandate of these schools was never education but rather assimilation. They took the beautiful Gospel story and used it as a tool or weapon of assimilation. The Canadian government admitted this and apologized. No apology is complete without changed behaviour and reconciliation does not happen without restitution.