Delivering on Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action

Learn how the Government of Canada is responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action.

To redress the legacy of residential schools and advance reconciliation, in its final report the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada called on governments, educational and religious institutions, civil society groups and all Canadians to take action on the 94 Calls to Action it identified. On December 15, 2015, the Prime Minister reiterated the Government of Canada's commitment to implement the recommendations of the commission.

Many pre-existing programs within the Government of Canada already undertake work that responds to the Calls to Action. The information highlighted on these webpages relates to recent developments.

Work continues within the Government of Canada to advance the Calls to Action.

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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