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We’re looking forward to seeing you in Halifax. Join us at this historic Atlantic National Event being held at the World Trade and Convention Centre.

Share your experience

Anyone who has been affected by the Indian Residential Schools legacy will have the opportunity to share their individual experiences during the TRC’s five year mandate.

At the Atlantic National Event, those wishing to share their experiences with the TRC have two options: private statements or public statements.

Private Statement - This is an opportunity to share your experiences in complete confidence with only a health support worker and statement gatherer in the room. Your statement will be audio or video recorded depending on your preference. There is no fixed time limit on these sessions however there is a recommended 1.5 hour maximum.

Public Statement
- One way to make a public statement is to take part in a Commissioners Sharing Panel. These panels allow survivors to share their truth with the Commissioners of the TRC in the main forum of the event. The typical length of allocated time is less than 15 minutes. Advanced registration is needed to make a statement at the Commissioners Sharing Panel.

You can also provide a public statement within Sharing Circles. Sharing Circles are facilitated by members of the TRC Indian Residential School Survivors Committee (IRSSC) and registration is located onsite.

Your time to make your presentation will be limited depending on the number of people wishing to give statements. Your statement will be audio and video recorded.

Health supports will be present for both Public Statement and Private Statements.