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NCTR Education Presentations

The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) delivers presentations, workshops, and educational activities upon request — each session is tailored to the audience’s knowledge and interest in topics related to residential schools and the archives.

Whether your audience is just learning about residential schools for the first time or is interested in learning how to engage in social justice action, staff at the NCTR are able to engage the public on a variety of subjects related to our mandate.

Book a Presentation

To book a presentation, please use the request form below and our team will work with you to create a custom presentation that best meets your needs.

Requests from educators, students, organizations, and the private and public sectors are evaluated by the NCTR education team to determine the appropriate speaker.

Engagement can range in length anywhere from an hour to half-day programs and are available throughout the year.

Presentation Request Form

Submit your requests for speakers, presentations, and professional development. A member of the education unit will review and respond accordingly. All fields with a red asterisk is required.

  • NCTR COVID-19 Notice

    As of March 2022, the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation is able to support up to 15 persons on site. The university has considered its health and safety protocols which will continue to apply on and after March 15 until the end of Winter Term. Masks must continue to be worn in all indoor spaces on UM campuses after March 15. The Centre will continue to require full (double) vaccination for all staff, faculty, students and visitors to UM campuses. We thank you for your patience and cooperation as we adjust to this evolving situation. For any further questions, please email
  • French Langauge Sessions

    At the present time the NCTR is only able to support English language sessions unless otherwise arranged. Our Centre has a 45-minute prerecorded French language presentation available. If you would like access please submit a request to
  • Fees

    The NCTR works on a sliding fee scale to ensure all groups and organizations have access to presentation content and information. We recommend a donation of $250 for a 2-hour presentation which can be paid online via credit card through our donation website or via cheque made out to the ‘University of Manitoba’ and mailed to our office c/o Emmanuel Modozie, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (Chancellor’s Hall), 177 Dysart Road, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2.
  • Scheduling Notice

    Please allow at least 2 weeks time between creating your request and the day you are requesting our service.
  • Organizer Information

    Please provide your name, organization, and contact information.
  • Event Information

    Please provide the following information about the desired engagement.
  • Select the type of engagement from the NCTR.
  • If the type of engagement is not listed, please identify how you would like to engage with the Centre.
  • Please confirm the length of time requested with the NCTR.
  • How many participants do you estimate will be in attendance.
  • Confirm whether the engagement is to be held at the NCTR or another location. Please include address if another location.
  • Please identify what platform is to be used if a virtual engagement.
  • If the virtual platform you wish to use is not listed, please identify it here.
  • Please write a few notes to describe the guests.
  • Please write a few notes that confirm whether audience members have heard from the NCTR on a prior occasion.
  • Please provide a few suggested dates and times for the engagement. Please note that as of the new year we are experiencing a very high number of requests being made to our department. As such we require a minimum of 2 weeks response time and a minimum of 3 weeks scheduling time. In some cases, this may be longer.

    Due to extensive commitments for Truth & Reconciliation Week, we do not schedule any presentations for the final week of September.

    Please be aware that there is currently VERY LIMITED space available through September to mid-October… It is advised to be very flexible with your request or look to further in the year.

  • Presentation Content

    Please complete this section if you are hoping for more than just a standard presentation of NCTR educational material.
  • Please write a few notes about the group’s knowledge level about residential schools or the requested content.
  • Please select the topics, themes, or specific content that you would like covered during the engagement.
  • Please provide a description of content desired if the topic is not listed above or if you have more detailed request.
  • Please provide any additional questions, comments, or requests.
  • Please provide a few notes on any accessibility options that are needed.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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NCTR’s spirit name – bezhig miigwan, meaning “one feather”.

Bezhig miigwan calls upon us to see each Survivor coming to the NCTR as a single eagle feather and to show those Survivors the same respect and attention an eagle feather deserves. It also teaches we are all in this together — we are all one, connected, and it is vital to work together to achieve reconciliation.