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Residential Schools and Reconciliation (Indigenous Peoples)

The Gottfriedson Settlement Agreement

  • This pronouncement by Carolyn Bennett the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, addresses the Federal Court of Canada's approve; of the Indian Residential Schools Day Scholars (Gottfriedson) Settlement Agreement.
  • The Indian Residential Schools Day Scholars (Gottfriedson) Settlement Agreement gives $10,000 in individual compensation to survivors and descendants of those who attended Residential Schools due to the continuing effects faced by Indigenous peoples tod

Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program

  • This publication discusses the Government of Canada's Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program.
  • This program includes mental health, emotional, and cultural support services to eligible survivors of the Indian Residential School system and their families through each section if the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement including: the Common Experience Payments, Independent Assessment Process, Truth and Reconciliation Commission events,

Residential Schools Missing Children Community Support Funding

  • The Residential Schools missing children community support fund was created to help locate, document, maintain, and commemorate the sites where former residential school students were buried, and to help respond to the wishes of families who lost their children in this way.
  • Following the recent findings of further unmarked graves and burial sites in/near Residential Schools around the country, the Canadian government investment over $320 million into the fund.

Nation Rebuilding Program

  • The Nation Rebuilding Program is an attempt by the Government of Canada to rebuild relations with Indigenous peoples by focusing on the needs of their communities.
  • There is $100 million available to fund this program over 5 years.
  • This page discusses more about the program, the deadline, how to apply, and other past projects (beginning in 2018). 

Residential Schools in Canada

  • This page is dedicated to the national historic events and sites designated to the Residential School System in Canada.
  • In 2020, the Government of Canada designated four schools to be part of the National Program of Historical Commemoration and it includes Residential Schools sites in Saskatchewan, Ontario, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

  • This is the official page for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), which was established with the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement with the aim to encourage reconciliation between those impacted by residential schools and the rest of Canada.
  • The Canadian government invested over $72 million into the TRC and has engaged with communities, hosted events, and educated people across the country about the history of residential schools