The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) houses the largest collection of materials on the history and impact of the Residential School System and includes one of the largest collections of oral history in the country. The collection consists of materials from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), the Government of Canada, Survivors and the Churches.
"This project was initiated by the United Church’s Steering Committee on Residential Schools, comprised of Survivors from different residential schools across Canada and of United Church leaders and staff. Here you will find photographs from the collections in our national archives in Toronto, as well as photos from the BC Conference Archives."
"Under the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement, the [United] church has agreed to make all of its information relevant to the residential school system available to TRC. The archives have actively engaged with the TRC in fulfilling that obligation by creating this guide to the records of all work, past and present, related to residential schools held in the United Church of Canada General Council Archives."