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Each of the seven flames in the circle of the
TRC's logo represents one of the Seven Sacred Teachings - Truth, Humility, Honesty, Wisdom, Respect, Courage and Love.


Be part of the National Journey for Healing and Reconciliation!

Volunteer at the TRC Closing Event in Ottawa.

Please complete the form online.



SELF DECLARATION The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Events in Ottawa is not exclusive to Aboriginal volunteers. We encourage volunteers from all backgrounds to apply.

Do you identify as an Aboriginal person?

Why do you want to become a volunteer at the TRC Event in Ottawa?

How did you hear about us?

Please check areas of interest for volunteering:

General Survivor registration
Assembling Survivor registration kits
Venue set-up and take-down
 Elders' helpers
Directing traffic
 Survivor Registration for Sharing Circles
 Statement Gathering area volunteer
 Environment (clean-up crew)
 Monitor simultaneous interpretation headsets
 Information booth
 Programming assistant
Mobility attendant
 Walk for Reconciliation volunteer (mostly parking and traffic)
 Learning Place volunteer
 Any of the above

Please check current skills, training and qualifications:

Knowledge of Aboriginal traditions and customs
Experience working with Elders
Spoken languages


Specify an Aboriginal spoken language if applicable  

Crisis/Social work
Computer Skills
Certified First Aid/CPR
Current Criminal Reference Check
Current Abuse Registry Check

Please indicate other skills not mentioned above:


Please check your age group below.
Under 18
18 to 30
31 to 55

Applicants under the age of 18 must also submit a signed Parental/Guardian consent form.

What is your t-shirt size?

Do you have access to transportation to and from various event venues located throughout the City of Ottawa?

Indicate the times you would be available over the following dates:


List the names and contact telephone numbers for two references whom we may contact.

Are there any medical/physical restrictions or allergies we should consider when assigning your duties? Please specify below.


I understand that if I am accepted as a volunteer, I will adhere to the Volunteer Standards of Conduct and fulfill my responsibilities. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Closing Event Standard of Conduct states that as a volunteer I:

• Will be a responsible ambassador for the Closing Event and represent the TRC in a positive way;

• Will volunteer for a minimum of four (4) hours throughout the event;

• Understand that the identification badge is non-transferable and remains the property of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and can be repossessed under the following conditions:

      * If I attempt to bring alcohol onto the site;

      * If I use or possess illegal substances on site;

      * If I commit illegal, violent, or unsafe acts;

      * If I am under the influence of alcohol or drugs while on duty;

      * If I conduct myself uncooperatively with fellow volunteers, superiors, venue staff and
        general public.

• Understand that I am asked to refrain from alcohol consumption for the duration of my time volunteering for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Closing Event;

• Understand that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is not responsible for volunteer travel, accommodation or meals while volunteering for the Closing Event;

• Will fulfill all volunteer responsibilities;

• Will not use the Truth & Reconciliation Commission or associated venue for
personal advantage;

• Will maintain confidentiality with respect to all Truth and Reconciliation Commission information and records;

• Will refer questions from the media involving policy or sensitive issues to the Executive Director or the Director of Statement Gathering.

In submitting this application form, I acknowledge that this is a public event with media present and with the TRC taking photographs and videos of the event. I acknowledge and consent that I may be photographed or videotaped in this way.

By submitting this application form, I am also agreeing to cooperate with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission through the volunteer screening process.