The major purpose of the Indian Residential Schools Reconciliation Canada (IRSRC) 2008 National Benchmark Survey was to provide a quantitative baseline of Canadians‟ general knowledge of Indian Residential School (IRS), with particular focus on the long-term impact of the IRS on former students, their families and their communities, in order to provide a benchmark against which to measure the impact of actions taken by IRSRC and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) related to enhancing public awareness and education.
2008 National Benchmark Survey
Report date: May 2008
Prepared by: Environics Research Group
Prepared for: Indian Residential Schools Resolution Canada and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission