Truth and Reconciliation Commission final report: By the numbers

Posted: December 14, 2015
Last Updated: December 15, 2015

Inuit children stand outside a residential school in a photo released by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission along with its final report. (Indian and Northern Affairs, Library and Archives Canada)

​The Truth and Reconciliation Commission releases its final report Tuesday on the history and legacy of Canada's residential school system.

Here are some numbers and facts contained in the final report of the commission:


6,750 — Statements received by the Truth and Reconciliation from survivors of residential schools, members of their families and other individuals

150,000 — First Nation, Métis, and Inuit students who went to residential schools.

37,951 — Claims made for injuries resulting from physical and sexual abuse in residential schools.

30,939 — Claims resolved for sexual or serious physical abuse in residential schools by the end of 2014.

$2.69 — Compensation in billions for claims resolved by the end of 2014.

3,200 — Documented number of indigenous children who died in residential schools. Justice Murray Sinclair, the chair of the commission, estimates the number of deaths is much higher.

300 — Communities visited by the commission since 2008.

300 — Child-welfare agencies in Canada operating under provincial and territorial jurisdiction.

100 — The period, in years, studied by the inquiry into Canada's residential school system.

80 — Residential schools in operation across the country in 1930.

7 — Number of languages in which the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's report will be published: English, French, Mi'kmaq, Ojibwa, Inuktitut, Cree and Dené.

Millions — Number of documents collected by the commission since 2008.

View a slideshow on the numbers from The Canadian Press