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The “Continuing Their Journey” Program awards $1.15 M to Support research and recovery of missing children and unmarked burials at former Indian Residential Schools

Ottawa – October 17, 2022 - The NIB Trust Fund is honored to announce that since the creation of the “Continuing Their Journey” (CTJ) Program, one year ago, it has awarded $1.15 Million to seven projects across Turtle Island.

This collaboration embarks on projects of healing, ceremony, research, memorialization, and bringing children home in relation to the recovery of missing children and unmarked burials. The groups currently delivering the CTJ program are: Orange Shirt Society, Six Nations Survivors Secretariat, Women of the Dawn Counselling Centre, Indian Residential School Survivors Society, Pine Creek First Nation, Cowessess First Nation, Shoal Lake First Nation, and Lake Manitoba Health Centre.

The CTJ Program is open to applications from eligible parties throughout the year on as funding remains available. If you are interested in learning more about the CTJ Program, please email [email protected].





The NIB Trust Fund provides resources to create meaningful opportunities that improve the quality of life and support healing for First Nations and Métis peoples by addressing the impacts of the Indian residential school system.


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