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

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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.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) provided those directly or indirectly affected by the legacy of the Indian Residential Schools system with an opportunity to share their stories and experiences.

Principles respecting the Government of Canada's relationship with Indigenous Peoples

The Government of Canada is committed to achieving reconciliation with Indigenous P eoples through a renewed, nation-to-nation, government-to-government, and Inuit-Crown relationship based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership as the foundation for transformative change.

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.

Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is about the respect and recognition of the human rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Renewing the relationship: Key documents

As the Government of Canada moves forward in establishing a renewed nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous Peoples, certain key documents will be consulted and made more available to Canadians through this web page.

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.

Archived - #IndigenousReads

#IndigenousReads encourages reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples by sharing Indigenous literature.

Nation Rebuilding Program

Learn how to apply to the Nation Rebuilding Program which supports Indigenous groups' nation rebuilding efforts to increase governance capacity and readiness to take on greater sectoral governance responsibilities at the broader nation level.

Are you part of the Sixties Scoop class litigation?

Learn about the Sixties Scoop Settlement.

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.

Papal apology for residential schools in Canada

Hear the reflections of Indigenous interpreters who translated the Pope's remarks during his visit to Canada and access transcripts of the speech in several Indigenous languages.

Negotiations in progress

Canada is moving forward with Indigenous partners to advance Indigenous rights through negotiations across Canada.

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