Our Partners
Become a partner!

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 

Existing Partners

    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 Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (https://www.algomau.ca/srsc/) at Algoma University has been working closely with the NCTR since its inception and has worked for decades with many organizations, including the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Aboriginal Healing Foundation (which donated its project and research records to the Centre in 2011) on “sharing, healing, and learning” initiatives. Algoma University, which resides on the site of the former Shingwauk Indian Residential School, has a special mission to be a teaching-oriented, primarily undergraduate university focused on the needs of Northern Ontario, and also to “cultivate cross-cultural learning between aboriginal communities and other communities, in keeping with the history of Algoma University College and its geographic site.”   
  • Dalhousie University is the only U15 institution in the Atlantic region, and is committed to working with community partners and the NCTR to support and promote research that will further the dialogue related to improving the quality of life for Indigenous peoples in Canada. Dalhousie University is planning to establish a satellite information Hub to serve the needs of Mi’kmaq, Maliseet, Innu, Inuit, and other First Nations and Métis peoples living in the region.
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Nipissing University
  • St. Francis Xavier University is working toward building reconciliation capacity with Indigenous students and communities throughout university teaching, research, service and administration programs and activities. The university is hosting ongoing reconciliation events and ceremonies, raising awareness about the TRC and facilitating the implementation of the 91 Calls to Action locally. In partnership with the NCTR we will assist regional community desires related to research, education, document collection, curriculum development and will seek funding to support student and facility research on reconciliation. 
  • The University of Regina, in partnership with First Nations University of Canada, is working toward greater levels of Indigenization in our student supports, research and academic programming.  We believe that by learning more about the histories, contemporary issues and aspirations of Indigenous peoples we can more actively participate in processes of reconciliation.  
  • Carleton University via its Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre (GCRC) began dialoguing with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) in April 2014. Since then, the GCRC has secured Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council funding for the Residential Schools Land Memory Mapping Project. This five-year project will bring together a variety of universities, colleges, community groups and the NCTR to engage in collaborative mapping activities related to education and reconciliation with respect to Residential Schools. An important project objective is the eventual installation of an interactive cybercartographic Atlas terminal at the NCTR to contribute to the Centre's ongoing education and reconciliation efforts.  

Other organizations

  • 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.