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National Day for Truth & Reconciliation (Orange Shirt Day)

Information and resources to support National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, also known as Orange Shirt Day, on September 30th.

The Canadian Encyclopedia: Residential Schools in Canada Interactive Map

The Canadian Encyclopedia: "The map below indicates the location of many residential schools in Canada. Click on individual points to learn a school’s name, religious denomination, opening and closing dates, and any other names by which the school was known. This map does not reflect every residential school that operated in the country. It only includes schools listed in the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement and a similar agreement reached for survivors of schools in Newfoundland and Labrador. This means that schools that operated without the support of the federal government — as in schools run by a province, a religious order, or both — are not included on this map. Day schools, where many Indigenous students experienced treatment similar to that described at residential schools, are also not included."

University of Windsor's Leddy Library: Discovery of Canadian Residential Schools Gravesites

To commemorate National Day for Truth & Reconciliation, geospatial data analyst Carina Luo of University of Windsor's Leddy Library created a story map to educate and raise awareness about the residential schools that operated in Canada.

The story map, Missing Children of Indian Residential Schools, uses data collected from Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report, and geographic information system to provide a visual representation of the 139 Indian residential school locations across Canada as well as document the search for missing children from those schools.

Description via Leddy Library newsletter

Google Earth: Canada's Residential Schools

Google Voyager also has an interactive map of Canada's Residential Schools with high resolution images of the locations. This map includes additional context and statements from survivors about life in residential school.

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