Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada supported Indigenous Peoples across Canada by guiding the process of truth and healing for survivors of residential schools. This was a profound commitment to establish new relationships embedded in mutual recognition and respect to forge a brighter future.
AltaLink started its commitment to the TRC as a Bear Level sponsor of the TRC’s final National event in Edmonton in 2013.
Today, AltaLink continues its path in Truth & Reconciliation in respecting the TRC's Call to Action #92. AltaLink:
Recognizes the importance of UNDRIP taken within the context of Canadian law.
Enhances relationships with Indigenous communities by delivering sustainable results and encouraging socio-economic growth and reconciliation.
Believes that balanced outcomes are reached by managing our business to achieve positive outcomes including seeking opportunities for local communities.
Educates its management and staff on the history of Aboriginal peoples so that respectful Indigenous Relations is practiced across the company.
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) resulted from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) directive to create a place where residential school survivors, their families, communities and others impacted by Canada’s Residential School System can share and document their stories. The collection of these experiences and documents are archived and used for ongoing learning and research. The aim is to create a space for reconciliation and healing for survivors, their families, educators, researchers and the public.
NCTR’s Na-mi-quai-ni-mak (I remember them) Community Support Fund offers grants to communities, survivor organizations, registered non-profits and others to support healing, memorials and remembrance in their communities. In 2021, AltaLink staff, AltaLink, and Berkshire Hathaway Energy made a combined contribution of $36,600 to support the fund. These funds have been deployed directly to Indigenous communities within Alberta to be used in a way that is most meaningful to them to promote healing.
If your community or organization would like support recognizing and memorizing the lives lost in Canada’s Residential School System, please click here to apply to the Na-mi-quai-ni-mak (I remember them) Community Support Fund.