Free supports for Survivors

I found these at the bottom of a recent CBC article, and wanted to highlight them for anyone affected by the effects of residential schools, and those who are triggered by the latest reports.

The Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS) can be contacted toll-free at 1-800-721-0066.

A national Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former students and those affected. People can access emotional and crisis referral services by calling the 24-hour national crisis line: 1-866-925-4419.

The NWT Help Line offers free support to residents of the Northwest Territories, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is 100% free and confidential. The NWT Help Line also has an option for follow-up calls. Residents can call the help line at 1-800-661-0844.

In Nunavut, the Kamatsiaqtut Help Line is open 24 hours a day at 1-800-265-3333. People are invited to call for any reason. 

In Yukon, mental health services are available to those in both Whitehorse and in rural Yukon communities through Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services. Yukoners can schedule Rapid Access Counselling supports in Whitehorse and all MWSU community hubs by calling 1-867-456-3838.

2 thoughts on “Free supports for Survivors

  1. Roger Ellis July 16, 2021 / 5:56 pm

    I need a contact person or a number that handles charles campsell hospital lawsuits & getting nowhere for last 3 years & very frustrating


    • Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail July 17, 2021 / 10:37 am

      Hi Roger, I am not directly connected to the lawsuits but I can try and help. I sent you an email to the account you used to post this comment. Can you check your spam folder to see if it ended up there, please? All my best, Danielle


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