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ADRIA/FOAJ Free Luncheon Webinar - National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation

  • Thursday, June 18, 2020
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Online Event
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  • No Fee required.
  • No Fee required.

An ADRIA Event in partnership with FOAJ

Online registration is now closed. If you wish to attend, or registered and did not receive the login details, please email

WE HAVE ADAPTED!  In light of current COVID events we have taken our Luncheon & Learning events online.  This is new for us but we wish to keep connected and to continue to share opportunities with our members and the public. 

Join Ry Moran, Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, for an engaging and informative presentation on the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. Ry will share insights into how the TRC approached the sensitive task of empowering individual and community based healing alongside how the NCTR continues to work closely with Survivors today.  He will share many lessons learned along the way including findings from a recently released report of the NCTR documenting Survivor perspectives on the the success and failures of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. 

As the first Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), it is Ry Moran’s job to guide the creation of an enduring national treasure – a dynamic Indigenous archive built on integrity, trust and dignity. Ry came to the centre directly from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). On the TRC’s behalf, he facilitated the gathering of nearly 7,000 video/audio-recorded statements of former residential school students and others affected by the residential school system. He was also responsible for gathering the documentary history of the residential school system from more than 20 government departments and nearly 100 church archives – millions of records in all.

Before joining the TRC, Ry was the founder and president of YellowTilt Productions, which delivered services in a variety of areas including Aboriginal language presentation and oral history. He has hosted internationally broadcast television programs, produced national cultural events, and written and produced original music for children’s television. Ry’s professional skills and creativity have earned him many awards, including a National Aboriginal Role Model Award, and a Canadian Aboriginal Music Award. Ry is a proud member of the Métis Nation.

The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

A shared vision held by those affected by Indian residential schools was to create a place of learning and dialogue where the truths of their experiences were honoured and kept safe for future generations. They wanted their families, communities and all of Canada to learn from these hard lessons so they would not be repeated. They wanted to share the wisdom of the Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers on how to create just and peaceful relationships amongst diverse peoples. They knew that Reconciliation is not only about the past; it is about the future that all Canadians will forge together. This vision is the legacy gift to all of Canada.  The NCTR was established to provide a permanent home for all statements, documents, and other materials gathered by the TRC.  The NCTR works to ensure that:

  • former students and their families have access to their own history;
  • educators can share the Indian Residential School history with future generations of students;
  • researchers can more deeply explore the Residential School experience;
  • the public can access historical records and other materials to help foster reconciliation and healing; and
  • the history and legacy of the residential school system are never forgotten

How to Access the Event

Zoom Webinar Access Information will be emailed out to the email address you registered with the day before the event. If you have not received this information, please email and we will send you the login details.

Luncheon Agenda:

11:30 - 11:40 am - Join the webinar

11:40 am - Introductions & Announcements & Presentation

1:15 pm - End


Register by noon June 17 online. The Zoom webinar link will be emailed the day before the event.


There is no cost for this event.  

Attendance at this luncheon counts for 2 CEE points towards ADRIC's designation renewal requirements, and is often accepted as one hour of training by other professional associations with continuous professional development programs.

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