Truth and Reconciliation Commission TRC Closing Ceremony

The TRC is holding its closing events in Ottawa,
May 31-June 3, 2015.


This map shows the total number of Heart Gardens each province and territory supporting Honouring Memories; Planting Dreams. Click on a province or territory to see a list of the heart gardens being planted in that area



For more than 120 years, tens of thousands of Aboriginal children were sent to Indian Residential Schools funded by the federal government and run by the churches. They were taken from their families and communities in order to be stripped of language, cultural identity and traditions. Canada’s attempt to wipe out Aboriginal cultures failed. But it left an urgent need for reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) is holding its Closing Event in Ottawa from May 31 to June 3, 2015.

Be a part of the National Journey for Healing and Reconciliation!

• Survivor Sharing Circles
• Walk for Reconciliation
• Actions of Reconciliation
• Education Day
• Traditional Ceremonies
• Cultural Performances
• Films, Archival Photos and more

Come and share your truth about the schools and their legacy. Witness and celebrate the resilience of Aboriginal cultures!

All gatherings are held at the Delta Ottawa, unless otherwise indicated. Open to the public and admission is free.

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