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A by-the-numbers look at the TRC's examination of residential schools

06/02/2015 05:31 EDT | Updated 06/02/2016 05:59 EDT
OTTAWA - A by-the-numbers look at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which has spent six years examining Canada's residential school system:

6 — Number of volumes in the final report, to be released later this year.

150,000 — The number of children estimated to have gone through the residential school system.

80,000 — Estimated number of living residential school survivors.

3,200 — The number of cases in the National Residential School Student Death Register, although the estimated number of deaths is believed to be in excess of 6,000.

150 — The number of years the system lasted.

130 — The number of residential schools operated over the years.

1996 — The year the last school closed.

6,750 — The number of survivors' statements submitted to the commission.

6 — The number of national events held by the commission during its six years of operation.

238 — The number of days of public hearings.

77 — The number of communities where hearings were held.

11,539 — Peak enrolment in residential schools in 1956-57.

37,951 — Number of claims for injuries resulting from physical and sexual abuse at residential schools filed with the Independent Assessment Process , established under the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement as of Jan. 31, 2015.

30,939 — Number of those claims resolved by the end of 2014.

$2.69 million — Amount paid in compensation for those claims.