Note: This is not an exhaustive list – check out the full Budget for more detail!
Reconciliation & Self-Determination
- The Budget includes funds for the government to support communities as they locate, document and memorialize burial sites at former residential schools:
- $209.8 million over five years to Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada to 1) fund communities as they locate burial sites at former residential schools; 2) support the building and operations of a new National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation; and 3) to ensure the complete disclosure of federal documents related to residential schools (p. 170).
- $10.4 million over two years to Justice Canada to appoint a Special Interlocutor who will work with Indigenous peoples to strengthen federal laws and practices to protect and preserve unmarked burial sites. (p. 170).
- $5.1 million over five years, starting in 2022-23, to Public Safety Canada to ensure the Royal Canadian Mounted Police can support community-led responses to unmarked burial sites (p. 170).
- $65.8 million over five years to Justice Canada and Natural Resources Canada to meet new standards set by UNDRIP, and $9.5 million over five years to the Department of National Defense to better align with UNDRIP (p. 175).