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.
Call the toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or connect to the online chat at hopeforwellness.ca.
Services and information
The reconciliation journey
Building a renewed relationship with Indigenous Peoples based on the recognition of rights, respect and partnership.
Delivering on Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action
The Government of Canada's progress in responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission 94 Calls to Action.
Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada
Learn about truth and reconciliation from an Indigenous perspective.
Indian Residential Schools
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.
Archived - #IndigenousReads
#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.
Are you part of the Indian Residential Schools (Gottfriedson) Day Scholars class action
Learn about the Indian Residential Schools (Gottfriedson) Day Scholars settlement agreement for the Survivor and Descendant classes.
Are you part of the Sixties Scoop class litigation?
Learn about the proposed settlement for resolving Sixties Scoop litigation.
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Learn about Canada's commitment to implement this declaration.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission
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.
New permanent bilateral mechanisms
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.
Establishing a new fiscal relationship
Learn about the steps being taken to move towards sufficient, predictable and sustained funding.
Recognition of rights discussion tables
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.
Archived - Budget highlights
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.
Papal visit support for Indigenous communities
Learn about Canada's support to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities and organizations during the July 2022 papal visit.
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