In the late 1800’s the Department of Indian Affairs and the various Churches took approximately 24,000 children from their homes to attend residential schools.  The desired government outcome was to become self-sustaining members of the non-aboriginal community.  Nearly 50% of the students that went to these Indian Residential Schools never returned home.

Statement of Apology – June 11, 2008

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper issue a Statement of Apology to former students of Indian Residential Schools.  “The government now recognizes that the consequences of the Indian Residential Schools policy were profoundly negative and that this policy has had a lasting and damaging impact on Aboriginal culture, heritage and language.  The legacy of Indian Residential Schools has contributed to social problems that continue to exist in many communities today.”


Treaty #3 is mandated to support claimants throughout the Independent Assessment Process (I.A.P) as well as to provide support and services through awareness of traditional teachings in respect to re-building its families and communities. Healing became an initiative as a result of the Indian Residential School legacy.


  • Resource Training
  • Questionnaire regarding our services & requests
  • In-Service Training
  • Support claimants through hearing process
  • Community sessions
  • Presentations


Independent Assessment Process (IAP) – September 19, 2012


The IRS program presently consists of 2 IRS Support Workers, 1 Cultural Co-ordinator and 1 contract Administrative Assistant.


You can contact us at 1-800-665-3384 or 807-548-4214.


Justice for Day Scholars

Statement of Apology

Independent Assessment Process

Common Experience Payment

Truth and Reconciliation

Shingwauk Project (Research Centre)

Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program (RHSW)

Aboriginal Healing Foundation (AHF)

National Residential Schools Survivors’ Society

Indian Affairs

Health Canada

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