Reflections on reconciliation

  • Marie Wilson


From 2009-2015, it has been my greatest honour to serve as a Commissioner of the historic Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. The TRC’s huge job has had three key parts: to research, document and record the facts and impacts of over a hundred years of forced residential schooling for Indigenous children; to preserve all that information, and use it to educate the people of Canada about what we have learned; and to ‘inspire reconciliation’, so that the individuals affected, and our country as a whole, could recover from the past and live in respectful relationships with each other going forward.

Author Biography

Marie Wilson

Andrea Auger is the Reconciliation and Research Manager with the Caring Society. 

How to Cite
Wilson, M. (2015). Reflections on reconciliation. First Peoples Child & Family Review, 10(2), 12-14. Retrieved from