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National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation is the archival repository for all of the material collected by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (Canada).
Orange Shirt Society
Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) Residential School (1891-1981) Commemoration Project and Reunion events that took place in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in May 2013. This project was the vision of Esketemc (Alkali Lake) Chief Fred Robbins, who is a former student himself. It brought together former students and their families from the Secwepemc, Tsilhqot’in, Southern Dakelh and St’at’imc Nations along with the Cariboo Regional District, the Mayors and municipalities, School Districts and civic organizations in the Cariboo Region.
The Legacy of Hope Foundation
"We are a national Indigenous charitable organization with the mandate to educate and create awareness and understanding about the Residential School System, including the intergenerational impacts such as the removal of generations of Indigenous children from their families, including the Sixties Scoop, the post-traumatic stress disorders that many First Nations, Inuit, and Métis continue to experience, all while trying to address racism, foster empathy and understanding and inspire action to improve the situation of Indigenous Peoples today. The LHF supports the ongoing healing process of Residential School Survivors, and their families and seeks their input on projects that honour them."
Provincial organizations, BC & Yukon
Indian Residential School Survivor Society (IRSSS)
Mandate: to assist First Nation Peoples in British Columbia to recognize and be holistically empowered from the primary and generational effect of the Residential Schools by supporting research, education, awareness, partnerships, and advocating for justice and healing. The Society assists Survivors with counselling, court support, information, referrals, workshops, and more.
Provincial Health Services Authority: Indigenous Health
PHSA’s Indigenous Health program aims to improve the health and well-being of Indigenous people, and to close the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous British Columbians.
Subcommittee members representing each of PHSA’s programs and services, as well as external, provincially focused Indigenous partners, meet regularly to set goals and direction, and support, collaborate and exchange knowledge on best practices in Indigenous health.
Vancouver Coastal Health: Aboriginal Health
Includes a number of links to mental health and substance use services
Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (University of British Columbia)
The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC) privileges and honours the experiences of Survivors, to create a Survivor-centred, trauma-informed space for dialogue. Opened in April 2018, the Centre works to amplify conversations around the legacies of the Indian Residential School System and the on-going impacts of colonialism in Canada.