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Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Truth and Reconciliation Commission

In 2008 the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was entrusted with revealing the truth about the history and the continuing legacy of the residential-school system in Canada in a thorough and honourable manner. The Commission was also entrusted with promoting reconciliation in Indigenous families, and between Indigenous and non-Indigenous based on inclusion and respect.

This research guide outlines the important documents and resources related to the TRC and its work.


Health Support for Survivors

If you are a Survivor and need emotional support, a national crisis line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week: 

Residential School Survivor Support Line: 1-866-925-4419


Additional Health Support Information

Emotional, cultural and professional support services are also available to Survivors and their families through the Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program. Services can be accessed on an individual, family or group basis.

Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador1-866-414-8111

Quebec: 1-877-583-2965

Ontario: 1-888-301-6426

Manitoba: 1-866-818-3505

Saskatchewan: 1-866-250-1529

Alberta: 1-888-495-6588

British Columbia: 1-877-477-0775

Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut: 1-800-464-8106