Records and research support

If you are a Survivor or a family member of a Survivor looking for oral testimonies or records from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and/or other collections, the Centre can help. You can access the records by:

  • Visiting us in person to research records at a private kiosk or engage with the Centre’s interactive technology. No appointment is necessary to visit the Centre, but we encourage you to make an appointment ahead of time to ensure staff support for your time with us. Please be sure to check our visiting hours and information before planning your visit.
  • Browsing the records and featured collections online, via the Centre’s Collections website.

Supports available at the Centre

Our building is designed for supporting Survivors, Intergenerational Survivors and their families. The Elders Lounge is available for viewing records in private, for cultural and health support or to spend time with family and friends. 

Connected to the outside space and to the territory, there are quiet spaces inside and outside of the building to rest and to take time for yourself.

Centre staff can help with finding additional records not available to the public, requesting personal documents from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, or facilitate access to additional materials at other institutions such as local community archives, museums and libraries.

Engaging with the records and collections can be an emotional experience, particularly when looking for specific and personal information. Centre staff are here to support you.

Please contact with questions and to make an appointment for an in-person appointment or virtual support. 

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