The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation is hosted by the University of Manitoba in partnership with universities, colleges and other organizations across the country. The goal is to create the broadest possible network from coast to coast to coast.
If your organization is interested in becoming a partner in the NCTR, please contact Ry Moran, Director of the NCTR.
Undertake activities to support the centre’s purpose and objectives – archival activities; research activities; and public engagement, education and reconciliation activities
Provide advice and guidance to the centre
May be granted delegated access to restricted materials within the collection
May occupy one of the two partner seats on the Governing Circle
Read the details in the NCTR Partnership Agreement
Universities and colleges
The University of British Columbia and its community partners, including the B.C.-based Indian Residential School Survivors Society, plan to establish a West Coast Centre of the NCTR to support the centre’s national mandate and to meet the needs of West Coast communities.
Lakehead University offers a culturally supportive environment to all Aboriginal students and welcomes all those who wish to learn more about Aboriginal cultures. Lakehead is planning a new facility with a research institute and an art gallery/museum at its Thunder Bay campus. The new facility will work to establish a regional NCTR satellite.
The University of Winnipeg is a downtown hub that connects people from diverse cultures and nurtures global citizens. The U of W offers unique programs such as a BA in Human Rights, and a Master’s degree in Development Practice with a focus on Indigenous Development. It intends to cooperate with the NCTR on activities of mutual benefit.
Red River College is Manitoba’s largest college of applied learning and is proud to work with the NCTR. The College plans to undertake collaborative curriculum and research projects, including student placements and faculty and staff engagement on various NCTR projects.
University College of the North (UCN), based in The Pas and Thompson, Manitoba, is devoted to community and northern development. Reflecting Aboriginal realities and the cultural diversity of northern Manitoba, UCN looks forward to linking the NCTR collection and initiatives with northern and Aboriginal communities.
Université de Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg, is strong focal point, protector and promoter of French language and culture in Manitoba. Committed to Metis studies and students, it intends to cooperate with the NCTR on activities of mutual benefit.
St. John’s College, Winnipeg, is affiliated with the Anglican Church of Canada, and wholeheartedly supports the work of the National Church towards reconciliation with the Aboriginal peoples. It looks forward to promoting the work of scholars who wish to work with the NCTR collections, and providing space for them while they work.
St. Paul’s College, Winnipeg, is home to the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice, which attracts students from Canada and around the world who wish to study peace and reconciliation through its PhD and Masters programs. These students will benefit from access to the NCTR, and their diversity, experience and research pursuits of these students will in turn benefit the Centre.
The Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF) is a national Aboriginal charitable organization dedicated to creating understanding of the legacy of residential schools and supporting the ongoing healing of residential school Survivors. The LFH will assist the NCTR with nationwide outreach and education, through its 100 Years of Loss high school Edu-Kit, bilingual travelling exhibits, and design of rotating and permanent displays.
The National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) represents 117 Aboriginal Friendship Centres, as well as 7 Provincial Territorial Associations (PTAs), across Canada that provide culturally enhanced programs and services to Aboriginal peoples living in urban centres. It is an Aboriginal organization focused on service delivery with reach across Canada, from coast to coast to coast, serving primarily Aboriginal peoples living off-reserve and in urban, rural and northern communities. The NAFC will facilitate digital access to the NCTR in key communities across the country. For more information on the NAFC, please visit www.nafc.ca.
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is the first museum solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights. The CMHR plans to work with the NCTR on a larger number of projects aimed at human rights education and promotion.
The Archives of Manitoba is a centre of excellence for archival practice and historical research. Among its rich collections are the Hudson’s Bay Company archives, a vast collection of written records, photographs, maps, films and more relating to relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in Canada. The Archives of Manitoba looks forward to sharing opportunities and expertise with the NCTR.
The Manitoba Museum has a mandate to develop and share knowledge about the true experiences of Aboriginal peoples in Manitoba. In its rich artifact collection of more than 2.8 million objects are many thousands with Aboriginal connections. The Manitoba Museum looks forward to assisting in the respectful retention of the memories of Residential School Survivors.
The Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) is a national, non-political, First Nations organization created to help build capacity within First Nations so they can address the environmental issues they face. CIER foresees many opportunities to make use of NCTR records and to collaborate with researchers working at the NCTR.
Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre is an Aboriginal theological and ministry training program of the United Church of Canada. It prepares Aboriginal people for ministry and provides cross-cultural and spiritual awareness for the larger community. The Centre looks forward to the opportunities for learning and collaboration that the NCTR will provide.