Truth and Reconciliation Week 2024

September 23 to 27

+ IN PERSON Youth Empowerment Gathering on September 18th (Winnipeg) & Live Broadcast from Parliament Hill on September 30th (Ottawa)

Taking Truth to Action

Truth and Reconciliation Week 2024 is a transformative five-day journey for students (grades 1-12), educators, and the broader community to engage with the poignant history and enduring spirit of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. 

Explore interactive workshops, witness the profound “Mino-pimatisiwin – The Good Life” youth empowerment gathering, engage in meaningful dialogues, and contribute to our collective path toward reconciliation. 

Students watching Truth and Reconciliation Week program on stage

This free, online educational program is brought to you by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. Programming is available in English, French, and ASL.

Free Virtual Programs

Open to the Public

Indigenious man speaking at podium during Truth and Reconciliation Week 2023

Lunch & Learns

Open to the Public

During Truth and Reconciliation Week 2024, we invite you to join our daily Lunch and Learn webinars – an immersive experience to UN-learn the myths of colonial history in Canada.

These 50-minute sessions will begin at 12:00pm CDT each day. All sessions will have simultaneous English-French and ASL interpretation.

Free Virtual Educational Programming

For Teachers & Students (Grades 1-12)

Students sitting at their desks with tablets and laptops

Virtual Sessions

For Teachers & Students (Grades 1-12)

To assist teachers, we’re offering Taking Truth to Action, a week-long educational program open to all schools across Canada, that supports free, age-appropriate, education curriculums for students in grades 1–12. Join us for an immersive experience to UN-learn the myths of colonial history in Canada.

Students sitting in a classroom looking at their teacher holding a tablet

Hybrid Sessions

For Teachers & Students (Grades 1-12)

Hybrid sessions will be hosted in different regions in Canada where an expert matter speaker will be joined by a small group of in-person students for a 20 to 30-minute session that may include a lesson/presentation and/or activity and open Q&A. Classrooms can watch and engage with these sessions virtually and participate in the Q&A.

Mino-pimatisiwin – The Good Life”

Youth Empowerment Gathering

This gathering will immerse you in the rich tapestry of Indigenous culture, music, dance, and history, honouring Residential School Survivors.

Singer walking beside crowd during TRW Youth Empowerment 2023

For Teachers & Students (Grades 8-12)

Attend In Person

September 18th – winnipeg, mb

Performer singing into microphone on stage

For Teachers & Students (GRADES 1-12)

Watch the Rebroadcast

September 26th – Virtual

Join Us on Parliament Hill

Parliament Hill

September 30th

Remembering the Children commemorates the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day. Participate on September 30th, as we memorialize the children lost to the residential school system and honour Survivors and their families. 

Interested in staying updated with the latest information?

Need additional information?

Contact: TRW@nctr.ca

We gratefully acknowledge and thank our sponsors and funders:

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Government of Ontario  |  Government of Nunavut  |  Government of Prince Edward Island

Health Support Services are available during specific hours during Truth and Reconciliation Week 2024.
To use this service, please click on “Health Supports” under “Resources” in the menu. If you require support at other times, please contact the 24-Hour Residential School Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419.

NCTR's spirit name - bezhig miigwan, meaning "one feather".

Bezhig miigwan calls upon us to see each Survivor coming to the NCTR as a single eagle feather and to show those Survivors the same respect and attention an eagle feather deserves. It also teaches we are all in this together — we are all one, connected, and it is vital to work together to achieve reconciliation.