Resolution Health Support Program

Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program

The Indian Residential Schools (IRS) Resolution Health Support Program

The Indian Residential Schools (IRS) Resolution Health Support Program provides eligible former students with access to emotional health and wellness support services.

 

The IRS Resolution Health Support Program provides the following services:

  • Professional Counselling: Counselling services are provided by registered Health Canada service providers. This service is coordinated by IRS Resolution Health Program Regional  Coordinators.

  • Emotional Support: Emotional Support services are provided by Resolution Health Support Workers to eligible former IRS students before, during and after the process of resolving an IRS claim or applying for the Common Experience Payment, as well as during participation in Truth and Reconciliation and Commemoration events. These services are coordinated through agreements with Aboriginal or Aboriginal-affiliated organizations.

  • Cultural Support provided by Elders: Cultural Support services are provided by Elders to eligible former IRS students before, during and after the process of resolving an IRS claim or applying for the Common Experience Payment, as well as during participation in Truth and Reconciliation and Commemoration events. These services are coordinated through agreements with Aboriginal or Aboriginal-affiliated organizations.

  • Assistance with the cost of transportation: Assistance with the cost of transportation is provided to access counselling and/or Elder services not available in the home community. This service is coordinated by IRS Resolution Health Support Program Regional Coordinators.

  • Appeals: If your request for services is denied, you have the right to appeal the decision. There are three levels of appeal, each of which has to be initiated by the former IRS student. Further information on the appeals process is available by contacting the IRS Resolution Health Support Program Regional Coordinator located in your province/territory.

Eligibility

All former IRS Students (regardless of status or place of residence) who are:

  • Eligible to receive or who are currently receiving the Common Experience Payment;

  • Resolving a claim through the Independent Assessment Process, Alternative Dispute Resolution or court process; or

  • Participating in Truth and Reconciliation or Commemoration event

Accessing Services

To access Counselling, Emotional Support, Cultural Support, and/or Transportation services, please contact the Regional Coordinator for the IRS Resolution Health Support Program located in your province/territory.

 

Professional Counselling

Counselling services are provided by registered Health Canada service providers. This service is coordination by the IRS Resolution Health Support Program Regional Coordinators.

 

For more information contact one of the Resolution Health Support Workers at (306) 924-8424:

Lee Prosper, Resolution Health Support, ext 231  
Selina Brittain, Resolution health Suport, ext 224  
Audrey Eyahpaise, Cultural Suppot Provider, ext 224  
Gary Edwards, Cultural Support Provider, ext 225  
 

For more information about the IRS Resolution Health Support Program: www.healthcanada.gc.ca/irs 

 

A Crisis Line is available to provide immediate emotional assistance and can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week: 1-866-925-4419

 

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