Health Support Services for Former Indian Residential Schools Students

A Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line (1-866-925-4419) is available 24 hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of his or her residential school experience.

You can also call the Crisis Line to get information on other health supports provided by the Health Canada Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program.


Truth and Reconciliation Commission

They Came for the Children (Historical document)
TRC Interim Report
TRC Findings (Executive Summary, Principles, Survivors Speak, Calls to Action) 

Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement

Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada: Federal Representative - Indian Residential Schools
Service Canada: Common Experience Payment
Financial Consumer Agency of Canada Common Experience Payment from Indian Residential Schools Resolution Canada
Indian Residential Schools Independent Assessment Process

National Aboriginal Organizations

Assembly of First Nations
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
Inuvialuit Regional Corp
Makivik Building Nunavik: Residential Schools
Metis National Council
National Association of Friendship Centres
Native Womens Association of Canada
Pauktuutit: Inuit Women of Canada

Government of Canada

Governor General of Canada: Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Indian Residential Schools
Metis National Council
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada: Indian Residential Schools Map
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada: Indian Residential Schools: Commemoration Initiative


1000 Conversations Across Canada on Reconciliation
Apology to Former Students of Indian Residential Schools given in the House of Commons, June 11, 2008
Anglican Church of Canada: Residential schools: the living apology
Anglican Church of Canadas Apology to Native People
Royal Canadian Mounted Police: Apology for RCMP involvement in residential schools
Presbyterian Church in Canada: Confessions and apologies
Remembering the children
Apology on Residential Schools by the Catholic Church
United Church: Apology to Former Students of United Church Indian Residential Schools, and to Their Families and Communities (1998)
United Church: Aboriginal Peoples: Indian Residential Schools United Church: The Healing Fund
Where are the children: Healing the legacy of residential schools

Educational Resources

Alberta Online Encyclopedia: The making of Treaty 8 in Canadas Northwest: Residential Schools
Canada in the Making: Aboriginal Residential Schools
Canadian Human Rights Museum:
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Inter-generational Effects on Professional First Nations Women Whose Mothers are Residential School Survivors
Libraries and Archives Canada: Native Residential Schools in Canada: A Selective Bibliography
Project of Heart
The Canadian Encyclopedia: Residential Schools
UBC Library: Chronology of Federal Policy Towards Aboriginal People and Education in Canada