Call for proposals launched to commemorate 2022 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Funding of up to $10,000 per project being provided

CANADA—The Government of Canada has announced its call for proposals to commemorate the 2022 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

“Each commemoration activity on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is an opportunity for Canadians to reflect on how we all must play a part in the journey of reconciliation,” said the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, minister of Canadian heritage. “In the spirit of reconciliation, we must reaffirm our support for those who are affected, recognize the intergenerational trauma of residential schools that continues to have a profound effect on survivors, their families and communities and recognize our shared responsibility for healing.”

The Honourable Marc Miller, minister of crown-Indigenous relations said, “when it comes to the commemoration of those who never returned home from residential schools, Indigenous leaders are best placed to address the priorities of survivors, their families and communities, as they work towards healing and closure. We are committed to supporting them and community-led initiatives as we continue to build a more reconciled country, for all.”

Mr. Rodriguez launched a call for proposals for community-based commemoration activities for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (NDTR) on September 30. These initiatives will honour the children who never returned home as well as survivors of residential school, their families and communities. They will also offer opportunities for all Canadians to observe and commemorate this important day.

Eligible organizations from across Canada are encouraged to submit proposals for community-based projects to commemorate NDTR in their own communities. Canadian Heritage will help support initiatives with funding up to a maximum of $10,000 per project. The application period is underway and will close on April 11.