The Yukon Chamber of Commerce is joining all Canadians in observing the National Day for Truth and
Reconciliation on September 30 th . We encourage our members to join us in learning more about the
impact of residential schools on Indigenous peoples in Canada. We have attached links to a number of
resources that we encourage you to explore on September 30 th and beyond.
We believe the business community has an important role to play in reconciliation and we commit to
ongoing education, reflection, and promoting economic reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. We will be learning more about the concrete actions we can take from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action: https://ehprnh2mwo3.exactdn.com/wpcontent/uploads/2021/01/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation has excellent resources to deepen understanding of
the legacy of residential schools, including workshops, videos, and links to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s reports. Explore the NCTR’s site and sign up for online events here: https://nctr.ca/
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Resources
The following resources are meant to facilitate ongoing education and reflection on the history and
ongoing legacy of Canada’s residential school system. We’ve also included resources that provide
support for Indigenous peoples and residential school survivors across Canada.
Support for Indigenous peoples
National Residential Crisis Line
A crisis line set up to provide support for survivors and those who need it. Call 1-866-925-4419.
Hope for Wellness Help Line
The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate help to all Indigenous people across Canada.
Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program
The Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program provides mental health, plus
emotional and cultural support services to eligible former Indian Residential School students and their
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
At the NCTR, survivors, their families, educators, researchers, and the public can examine the residential school system more deeply with the goal of fostering reconciliation and healing.
NCTR’s Truth and Reconciliation Week Online Public Events and Registration
These online events will provide historical workshops, exclusive video content and activities — all
supported by artistic and cultural performances by First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Reports
Read the TRC’s 94 calls to action, final report, and more.
A Conversation with Senator Murray Sinclair
Broadcast in 2016, Senator Murray Sinclair discusses the role of commissions in Canada.
Residential School Map
An interactive map of residential schools and TRC events in Canada. The map is updated regularly as
more research is complete. https://nctr.ca/records/view-your-records/archival-map/
An interactive map to find out more about local Indigenous territories and languages.