575 Poirier Street
City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way
September 30th marks the second year in a row that Canada officially observes the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation -- a national day of remembrance, to honour the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities.
Public recognition and understanding of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is vital to the reconciliation process within Canada.
A special thank you to Terri Mae Galligos, Tla'amin Nation, Mentor Support Teacher - Indigenous Education for the following emotional support resource list.
1-866-925-4419 | The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of their Residential school experience. This line is also available to family of former students.
Child and Youth Text line: 250-723-2040
Adult and Elder line: 250-723-4050
First Nations and Aboriginal specific crisis line 24/7, regardless of where individuals reside in BC.
Toll free 1-877-779-2223 or 604-738-9950, Monday – Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm | To provide support to anyone coping with grief and loss.
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) | If you are in distress or are worried about someone in distress who may hurt themselves, phone the suicide help line to connect to a staff person. No waits or busy signals. Available 24/7 throughout Canada and US.