The United Church of Canada is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information. Personal information is collected, used, maintained, and disclosed in compliance with The United Church of Canada Privacy Policy and applicable federal and provincial privacy legislation including, but not limited to, The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (2000, c.5).

Personal information gathered through the submission forms on this website will not be used for any other purpose than those stated. Any information gathered will not be made public. The purpose of gathering information about the images is to fill in the historical record and provide as much as possible in the Truth and Reconciliation process.

It is the position of the United Church of Canada that photographs in the possession of the Church and transferred to the Archives were originally created and collected for the use of publications or for other communications purposes. As such, digitizing archival images for education and research is a reasonable extension of the original purpose the photos were created for.

Photos donated to the Archives from personal collections have transferred copyright to the Archives for the images. Images that are still under copyright may be used online at the discretion the Archives, or the original donor if copyright was not transferred. The images on this site are in the public domain (prior to 1949). Images later than 1949 are under copyright of The United Church of Canada Archives. Please contact the archives for permission to publish any images in publications, displays or exhibitions:

There are few names of students and individuals in our images. If you identify yourself in an image and do NOT wish it to be publicly available, please contact us through the submission form. While this project is attempting to make public the photographic records of The United Church Archives on residential schools we understand that some individuals may not wish to have images of themselves available online. If you have any concerns or objections about images or descriptions on this site please do contact us.