Residential School Maps & Timelines

Truth and Reconciliation Week: September 25 - September 30, 2023

Truth and Reconciliation Week, which includes the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30, also known as Orange Shirt Day, provides an opportunity for schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.  It is a time to spread awareness of and reflect on the tragedies experienced as a result of the residential school system. 

Interactive Maps 

Visit our Paths To Reconciliation website during Truth and Reconciliation Week (Sept. 26-30) for age-appropriate materials, such as survivor stories and lesson plans, for students in grades 1 through 12. Also remember to keep visiting this site throughout the year! 

 Along with an interactive map, there is a teacher’s guide and lesson plans that explore three survivors’ stories. 

Browse excerpts from the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada (autochtones du Canada) and pair them with an activity from our teacher’s guide for a powerful lesson on the history of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. A tiled map is also available.  


Key Moments in Indigenous History


Moments clés de l'histoire autochtones 



A Road to Understanding Culture Card (locally created)


This culture card is available in print and sets are at every school. Contact for more copies.