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Name of lead department(s): Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC)

Lead department program: Residential Schools Resolution

Start date of the Horizontal Initiative: September 2003 (Resolution Health Support Program), July 2004 (Crisis Line)

End date of the Horizontal Initiative: March 31, 2016 (Resolution Health Support Program) March 31, 2016 (Crisis Line)

Total federal funding allocation (start to end date): $441,798,000

Description of the Horizontal Initiative (including funding agreement):
AANDC's Resolution and Individual Affairs Sector supports former students in crisis by funding the National Indian Residential School Crisis Line, a national 24-hour toll-free support service (1-866-925-4419) operated by trained Aboriginal crisis counsellors. AANDC also coordinates the verification of program eligibility. The Department ensures that Health Canada is aware of dates for Independent Assessment Process hearings and Truth and Reconciliation and Commemoration events as they arise, so that former students can receive health supports in a seamless fashion.

Health Canada's Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program (IRS RHSP) is a component of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA). IRS RHSP assists former students of Indian residential schools and their families in addressing a broad spectrum of mental wellness issues related to the disclosure of childhood abuse through all phases of the IRSSA.

The RHSP components include the following:

Shared outcome(s):
The IRSSA Health Supports component correlates with two outcomes:

Governance structure(s):
AANDC oversees the IRSSA in partnership with Health Canada to ensure it has the capacity to provide services for former Indian residential school students throughout all phases of the IRSSA.

Planning Highlights:

The Health Supports component will:

Federal Partner: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Federal Partner Program Names of programs funded under the horizontal initiative ($)
Total Allocation (from Start to End Date) Planned Spending for 2014–2015

Total allocation above includes $8,963,924 that is being held in a frozen allotment for 2014–2015 and 2015-2016.
* This information is consistent with the 2013–2014 RPP.

Residential Schools Resolution Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line 38,892,019* 3,600,000
Total 38,892,019* 3,600,000

Expected results by program: Demand-driven health supports are provided to former Indian residential school students and their families through all phases of the IRSSA.

Federal Partner: Health Canada
Federal Partner Program Names of programs funded under the horizontal initiative ($)
Total Allocation (from Start to End Date) Planned Spending for 2014–2015

Total allocation above includes $116,800,000 that is being held in a frozen allotment for 2014–2015 and 2015–2016.
* This information is consistent with the 2013–2014 RPP.

First Nations and Inuit Health Programming and Services Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program 441,798,000* 59,900,000
Total 441,798,000* 59,900,000

Expected results by program: Demand-driven health support services are accessible to former Indian residential school students and their families throughout all phases of the IRSSA

Total Allocation For All Federal Partners (from Start to End Date) Total Planned Spending for All Federal Partners for 2014–2015

Total allocation above includes $125,763,924 that is being held in a frozen allotment for 2014–2015 and 2015–2016.
* This information is consistent with the 2013–2014 RPP.

$480,690,019* $63,500,000

Results to be achieved by non-federal partners (if applicable): NA

Contact information:

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada:
Denis Bouthillette
Information Manager
Settlement Agreement Operations
Resolution and Individual Affairs Sector
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Tel: 613-943-3345
Denis.Bouthillette@aandc-aadnc.gc.ca

Health Canada:
Aruna Sadana, Executive Director of Planning, Information and Performance
Measurement Mental Wellness Division
Inter-professional Advisory and Program Support Directorate
First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada
Phone: 613-952-1377
Aruna.Sadana@hc-sc.gc.ca

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