INDIAN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL RESOLUTION HEALTH SUPPORT PROGRAM
PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT FOR SURVIVORS & THEIR FAMILIES
Indian Residential Schools did tremendous harm to First Nations in Canada. Helping people heal from the damage is critically important for individuals, families, communities and Nations. The consequences of the abuse suffered in these schools continues to affect First Nations through an intergenerational effect – essentially, the harm caused to students affects families and communities over generations.
All former Indian Residential School students, regardless of the individual’s status or place of residence within Canada, who attended an Indian Residential School listed in the 2006 Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, are eligible for a minimum 62 hours of professional counselling services.
In recognition of the intergenerational impacts that the Indian Residential Schools had on families, Resolution Health Support Program services are also available to family members of former Indian Residential Schools students. The family of former students is defined as:
- Spouse or partner
- Those raised by or raised in the household of a former Indian Residential School student
- Any relation who has experienced effects of intergenerational trauma associated with a family member’s time at an Indian Residential School
NATIONAL RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL CRISIS LINE
This crisis has been set up to provide support for former Residential School students. You can access emotional and crisis referral services by calling 24-Hour National Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419