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.
The website deals with topics that may cause trauma.
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
Funding to support families, Survivors and communities to locate and memorialize children of Residential Schools across Canada.
Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, apology to former students, Common Experience Payments and more.
Learn about the Prime Minister's apology and the healing and commemoration activities.
Learn about the proposed Indian Day Schools (McLean) settlement agreement.
Provides mental health and emotional support services directly to former students and their families.
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.
A place of learning and dialogue where the truths of the residential school experience will be honoured and kept safe for future generations.
Directive to preserve all information related to historical harms committed against Indigenous children
Directive for employees on the retention of documents related to historical harms against Indigenous children.