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.
Information Update – Former Students of Mistassini Hostels
Former students who attended Mistassini Hostels have until September 2, 2013 to apply for the Common Experience Payment (CEP) and the Independent Assessment Process (IAP). As September 2, 2013 falls on a holiday, Service Canada will accept CEP applications from individuals who resided at the Mistassini Hostels until 11:59 pm, Pacific Time, on September 3, 2013. Those who may have already submitted an application do not need to reapply.
On March 27, 2013, Chief Justice Rolland of the Quebec Superior Court approved an Order allowing former students who resided at Mistassini Hostels to submit applications for the Common Experience Payment (CEP) and the Independent Assessment Process (IAP).
CEP application forms are available on the Indian Residential Schools Settlement – Official Court and Service Canada websites, in person at a Service Canada Center or by calling 1-866-879-4913.
IAP Application Forms are available on the Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat website . For more information, please contact the Adjudication Secretariat directly at 1-877-635-2648.
This order is restricted to former students who resided at Mistassini Hostels and has no impact on the general CEP and IAP application deadline of September 19, 2012.
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.