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

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.

New principles

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.

Negotiations in progress

Canada is moving forward with Indigenous partners on different paths toward reconciliation, including Recognition of Rights discussion tables.

Archived - Budget highlights

Find details about historic investments to advance reconciliation and improve quality of life in Budgets 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Key documents

Consult the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's report, the Report of the Royal Commission of Aboriginal Peoples, and more.

Nation Rebuilding

Learn how to apply for capacity development funding to support the rebuilding of Indigenous nations.

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.

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