Record of Service

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Coming March 3, 2020: A three part podcast series hosted by Shaneen Robinson-Desjarlais about the history of residential schools in Canada. The Residential Schools podcast series aims to commemorate the history and legacy of residential schools, and honour the stories of Survivors, families, and communities. Subscribe today, wherever you get your podcasts.

Show Notes

The Residential Schools podcast series is part of a larger awareness campaign created by Historica Canada and funded by the Government of Canada. Along with the podcast series, Historica Canada also offers a video series, an education guide, and several new entries on The Canadian Encyclopedia about the history and legacy of residential schools.

If you or someone you know need immediate support, here are some resources:
  • National Indian Residential School Crisis Line, 1-866-925-4419
  • The Hope for Wellness Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 (phone services available in Cree, Ojibway, Inuktitut, French, and English). The Hope for Wellness Help Line also offers online support services at
  • Kids Help Phone, 1-800-668-6868
Follow Historica Canada on Twitter and Instagram @HistoricaCanada and on Facebook 

Illustrations by Halie Finney.

What is Record of Service?

Record of Service, a podcast presented by The Memory Project. In this series, we bring you interviews with Canada’s veterans—their stories of life, loss and service. A new episode every week until November 11.

The Memory Project Speakers Bureau and archive connects veterans and Canadian Forces members with school and community groups from coast to coast. A program of Historica Canada, the Memory Project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

Go to to browse our archive of interviews or to book a speaker for your classroom or community event. If you’re a veteran or an active member of the Canadian Forces, please contact us at to find out how you can become a speaker.