INDIAN RESIDENTIAL, DAY,
AND INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS
This section will provide a list of accessible mental wellness resources. This list will continue to expand as more become accessible and available.
|Anishinabek Nation Community Assistance Program (CAP)
Available 24/7, 365 days a year. The service is provided by Homewood Health. People often use CAP for personal challenges such as relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, addictions, greif, coping with health issues, family or parenting issues, or work-related challenges.
|Canada Suicide Prevention Service 24 Hour Crisis Line||1-833-456-4566 , Text 45645 (4PM – 12AM EST)|
|Kids Help Phone 24 Hour Services||1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868|
|Hope for Wellness
Indigenous help line
|Connex Ontario Mental Health Help Line||1-866-531-2600|
|Good 2 Talk
Ontario Post Secondary Students
Good2Talk provides free, confidential support services for post-secondary students in Ontario
|Indian Residential School Survivor 24 Hour Crisis Line||1-866-925-4419|
|Talk 4 Healing
Indigenous Women Specific
|Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program
Provides mental health, emotional and cultural support services to eligible former Indian Residential School students and their families throughout all phases of the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement
|Ontario: 1-888-301-6426 Toll free confidential fax: 1-877-430-3306|
|NWAC Elder Support Line | Canada-Wide
Available Monday-Friday 9AM-11AM EST & 1PM-3PM EST
|ONTX Chat Services||http://www.dcontario.org/ontx.html/||text “SUPPORT” to 258258|
Non-profit hotline run by transgender people, for transgender people.
|MMIW Crisis Line
English and French, 24/7 support
|Native Youth Crisis Hotline||1-877-209-1266|
|MMIWG Crisis Line||1-844-413-6649|
|Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Mental Health Counselling Benefit
The NIHB Mental Health Counselling benefit provides NIHB eligible clients with coverage for professional mental health counselling to complement other mental wellness services that may be available. Registered First Nations and recognized Inuit are NIHB eligible clients. To find an eligible service provider or to find out more information, contact the Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) First Nations and Inuit Health Branch Office in your region.
|Noojmowin Teg Health Centre|
|Sioux Lookout First Nation Health Authority|
|Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre|
|Nokiiwin Tribal Council Weechi-It-Te-Win Family Services|
|M’Nendamowin Health Services & most local Indigenous Friendship Centres|
|Kids Help Phone 24 Hour Services||Live chat 6:00 pm – midnight EST: https://kidshelpphone.ca/live-chat|
|Hope for Wellness
Indigenous help line: – Counciling and crisis intervention
|Online chat: https://www.
|Talk 4 Healing||www.talk4healing.com|
|Aboriginal Legal Services
To strengthen the capacity of the Aboriginal community and its citizens to deals with justice issues and provide Aboriginal controlled and culturally based justice alternatives.
|firstname.lastname@example.org||https://aboriginallegal.ca/||phone 416-408-4041 or toll free 1-844-633-2886|
|ONTX Chat Services
Online distress and crisis chat
|Good 2 Talk Ontario Post Secondary Students
Ontario specific: Good2Talk provides free, confidential support services for post-secondary students in Ontario
|https://good2talk.ca/||Facebook Messenger and Text 686868|
|Ontario Caregiver Organization
The Ontario Caregiver Organization (OCO) exists to support Ontario’s 3.3 million caregivers; ordinary people who provide physical and emotional support to a family member, partner, friend or neighbour.
|Bounce Back Reclaim your Health
Free skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). It is designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry.
|Culture for Life||www.cultureforlife.ca|
|Native Women’s Association||https://www.nwac.ca||1-800-461-4043|
|National Association of Friendship Centres||https://nafc.ca||613-563-4844|
|Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres
The Friendship Centre vision is to improve the quality of life for Indigenous people living in an urban environment by supporting self-determined activities which encourage equal access to and participation in Canadian society and which respect Indigenous cultural distinctiveness.
|https://ofifc.org/||219 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 1E8
Telephone: (416) 956-7575
Toll Free: 1-800-772-9291
|Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
This is a resources for educators and provides curriculum resources, recommondations/tips and links to publications that provide a range of methods and approaches for teaching indigenous history as part of the regular curriculum
|Infusing Aboriginal Content and Perspectives
Into Your Teaching Practice
|First Nations Lands Advisory Board (LAB)
Dedicated to supporting First Nations communities in their efforts to re-establish control over their lands, natural resources and environment. First Nations driven arrangement that provides the opportunity to resume control over their reserve lands, natural resources and environment.
|Lands Advisory Board
2220 Horizon Drive East
|https://labrc.com/map/||First Nation Land Management
P.O. Box 1022
Sutton West, Ontario
Free mental wellness, trauma, and crisis support is available 24/7 to any citizen of the 39 Anishinabek Nation member First Nations. Contact 1-800-663-1142 for immediate support or go to the online request form: https://voxco.homewoodhealth.com/SE/1/ResidentialSchoolSupport/
Phone and virtual supports are available, and group/family sessions can be arranged.