The General Council Archives, United Church of Canada is currently undertaking a large digitization project focused on digitizing records related to hospital, mission, and day schools in an effort to provide greater access to these records for Indigenous communities and researchers.
The digitization project is the third of a three phased research project to identify and make accessible these important records. The project grew out of the response of Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) Calls to Action (2015), with the express purpose of supporting requests for information from day school survivors.
Please read the blog post, Digitization of Colonizing Institutions Records, for more information about the process.
The Archives has prepared a project overview poster which was presented at the National Indigenous Spiritual Gathering in Alberta, Edmonton in 2023.