National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Archives
The NCTR archives has more than five million records in its database. The overwhelming majority of these records currently consist of those created or collected by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) during its mandate. The NCTR also actively collects records on various issues and subject areas important to Indigenous communities across the country.
Records within the archives include:
Thousands of hours of statements from Survivors, their families, staff and those affected by the residential school system; Recordings from TRC public events – expressions of reconciliation, honourary witness reflections, and dialogues on reconciliation, sharing circles, and commissioner sharing panels; Gifts and expressions of reconciliation in the form of sacred and material objects, art, poems, and music, and other media; Student admissions, school histories, administration records, photographs, maps, plans, and drawings from the federal and provincial offices and various religious entities; TRC reports and publications.