Indian Residential Schools


The Web site deals with topics that may cause trauma invoked by memories of past abuse. The Government of Canada recognizes the need for safety measures to minimize the risk associated with triggering.

A National Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former Residential School students. You can access emotional and crisis referral services. You can also get information on how to get other health supports from the Government of Canada.

Please call the Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419 if you or someone you know is triggered while reading the content on this web site.

Key Milestones

Learn more about the history of Indian Residential Schools, as well as key milestones leading up to the present day, by visiting our online visual presentation.

Personal Credits:

The deadlines to apply for, redeem, and use Personal Credits have been extended

On December 17, 2014, the Supreme Court of British Columbia granted the request for an extension to the deadlines to apply for, redeem, and use Personal Credits. The specific new deadline dates will be determined once the court order is signed by all parties. This page will be updated when more information is available.


As per the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, the deadline to apply for the Independent Assessment Process (IAP) and for Common Experience Payment (CEP) under exceptional circumstances was September 19, 2012. The deadline has now passed.

Former students who have already applied to CEP can obtain more information about their application by calling 1-866-565-4526.

IAP applicants can call 1-866-879-4913 for more information.

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