Coordination Hub for the Reconciliation Network in response to Call to Action 65

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Overall goal

In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Call to Action 65, the goal of the collaboration between the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) is to support the establishment of a national research program. This research program will take the form of a reconciliation network that requires the creation of a coordinating body; the Coordination Hub (RNCH).


The Coordination Hub for the reconciliation network is a one-time special initiative that will support solid interactions between the network’s participating researchers, their organizations and communities and develop efficient activities. The Coordination Hub will ensure:

  • administrative support for knowledge mobilization activities of the reconciliation network;
  • research support through access to relevant archives and educational materials; and
  • organization of annual conferences.

Value and duration

The annual grant for the Coordination Hub, offered via an institutional Connection Grant, is valued at $100,000 annually for seven years, for a total of $700,000.


The Coordination Hub will need to be administered by an established and nationally recognized organization on reconciliation in Canada that holds institutional eligibility. This organization would conduct events, outreach activities or a combination that allow it to achieve strategic objectives relevant to its mission and mandate.

The NCTR is a place of learning and dialogue where the truths of the residential school experience will be honoured and kept safe for future generations. It is supporting the ongoing work of truth, reconciliation and healing across Canada and beyond.

Evaluation and merit review

The application will be reviewed, and available funds awarded, through a merit review process. Funding may be awarded to the eligible applicant, NCTR, pending the outcome of the independent merit review process. The funding decision will be based on the recommendations of the merit review committee and on the funds available. Committee discussions will be guided by the principle of minimum essential funding and SSHRC’s Guidelines for the Merit Review of Indigenous Research.

The evaluation criteria of the Connection Grants apply to the Coordination Hub application.

Members of merit review committees will be listed on SSHRC’s website.

Regulations, policies and related information

The grant holder must comply with the regulations governing grant applications and with the regulations set out in the Tri-Agency Guide on Financial Administration.

The grant holder must manage their activities according to the following guidelines, policies and statements:

Contact information

For more information, contact:


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