Learn how the Government of Canada is working to advance reconciliation and renew the relationship with Indigenous peoples, based on recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership.
Mental health supports available
Former Residential School students can call 1-866-925-4419 for emotional crisis referral services and information on other health supports from the Government of Canada.
Indigenous peoples across Canada can also go to The Hope for Wellness Help Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for counselling and crisis intervention.
Services and information
Building a renewed relationship with Indigenous Peoples based on the recognition of rights, respect and partnership.
The Government of Canada's progress in responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission 94 Calls to Action.
Learn about truth and reconciliation from an Indigenous perspective.
Bringing closure to the legacy of Indian Residential Schools lies at the heart of reconciliation between Indigenous peoples who attended these schools, their families and communities, and all Canadians.
#IndigenousReads encourages reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples by sharing Indigenous literature.
In July 2017, 10 new principles were announced that will guide the work required to fulfill the government's commitment to renewed relationships with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis.
Learn about the Indian Residential Schools (Gottfriedson) Day Scholars settlement agreement for the Survivor and Descendant classes.
Learn about the proposed settlement for resolving Sixties Scoop litigation.
Learn about Canada's commitment to implement this declaration.
Learn about the impact of the residential school system, the experiences of former students and the 94 calls to action made by the commission in its final report.
The Government of Canada has established permanent bilateral mechanisms with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation leaders to identify joint priorities, co-develop policy and monitor progress.
Learn about the steps being taken to move towards sufficient, predictable and sustained funding.
Canada is moving forward with Indigenous partners on different paths toward reconciliation, including Recognition of Rights discussion tables. Find a list of these tables by region.
Find details about historic investments to advance reconciliation and improve quality of life in Budgets 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Consult the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's report, the Report of the Royal Commission of Aboriginal Peoples, and more.
Learn how to apply for capacity development funding to support the rebuilding of Indigenous nations.
Learn about Canada's support to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities and organizations during the July 2022 papal visit.