TRC Conference

The Truth and Reconciliation Gathering Conference is an annual event hosted by the University College of the North (UCN). Since the initial release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report in 2015, the efforts of the Canadian government, educational institutions, community organizations and Canadian have a responsibility within their actions in repairing the harms caused by residential school.  

The conference objectives will 

  • be in accordance with UCN’s mission and vision statement. 
  • adhere to UCN’s 2020-2025 Academic and Research Plan, Reconciliation plan. 
  • ensure that UCN is meeting the Calls to Action as identified by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. 

The conference aims to: 

  • help others gain an understanding on reconciliation and the role that Canadians need to play.  
  • to build and repair relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, communities and organizations. 
  • to express the historical truths of colonization and residential schools and the detrimental impacts it has left on Indigenous peoples and communities.