These contact numbers were taken from the Indian Residential School Survivors Society webpage.
24 Hour Crisis Line
For Indian Residential School Survivors and Family
crisis website link
*Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of his or her residential school experience.
Indian Residential School Survivor Society
*The Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program provides emotional support services to former Indian Residential School students and their families.
FNHA IRS Resolution Health Support Program
Toll Free Information Line: 1-877-477-0775
The Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program provides mental health and emotional supports to eligible former Indian Residential School students and their families before, during and after their participation in Settlement Agreement processes, including:
Common Experience Payments, The Independent Assessment Process, and Truth and Reconciliation Commission events and Commemoration activities.
The Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program provides former IRS students and their families regardless of status or place of residence within Canada, with access to counselling, as well as cultural and emotional support services. The Program also provides assistance with the cost of transportation when counselling and cultural support services are not locally available.
Independent Assessment Process
Independent Assessment Process Toll-Free Information Line
Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat does the paper work and support work to make the Independent Assessment Process go smoothly. They receive the claims assesses them to see if they are eligible for the process, work with claimants and their lawyers to prepare claims for a hearing.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Toll Free: 1-888-872-5554 (1-888-TRC-5554)
Through the Residential School Settlement Agreement, all signing Parties have agreed that an historic Truth and Reconciliation Commission will be established to contribute to truth, healing and reconciliation. Reconciliation is an ongoing individual and collective process, and will require commitment from all those affected including First Nations, Inuit and Métis former Indian Residential School (IRS) students, their families, communities, religious entities, former school employees, government and the people of Canada. Reconciliation may occur between any of the above groups.