INDIAN RESIDENTIAL, DAY,
AND INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS

Trigger Warning: readers may be triggered by the recount of Indian Residential Schools. To access a 24-hour National Crisis Line, call: 1-866-925-4419. Community Assistance Program (CAP) can be accessed for citizens of the Anishinabek Nation: 1-800-663-1142.

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.
1-800-663-1142
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
1-855-242-3310
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
1-866-925-5454
Indian Residential School Survivor 24 Hour Crisis Line 1-866-925-4419
NAN HOPE 1-844-626-4673
Talk 4 Healing
Indigenous Women Specific
1-855-554-4325
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
https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1581971225188/158197
1250953
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
888-664-7808
ONTX Chat Services http://www.dcontario.org/ontx.html/ text “SUPPORT” to 258258
Trans Lifeline
Non-profit hotline run by transgender people, for transgender people.
1-877-330-6366
MMIW Crisis Line
English and French, 24/7 support
1-844-413-6649
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.
1-800-640-0642- Ontario
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.
hopeforwellness.ca/  
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.
info@aboriginallegal.ca https://aboriginallegal.ca/ phone 416-408-4041 or toll free 1-844-633-2886
ONTX Chat Services
Online distress and crisis chat
http://www.dcontario.org/ontx.html/
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.
https://ontariocaregiver.ca/
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.
bb-referral@cmha-yr.on.ca https://bouncebackontario.ca/ Toll-Free: 1-866-345-0224
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
Email: ofifc@ofifc.org
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
https://www.oise.utoronto.ca/
deepeningknowledge/Teacher_
Resources/Infusing_Aboriginal_
Content_and_Perspectives_into
_Your_Teaching/index.html
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
Kelowna, BC
V1Z 3L4
(250) 769-2804
https://labrc.com/map/ First Nation Land Management
Resource Centre
P.O. Box 1022
Sutton West, Ontario
L0E 1R0
1-888-985-5711

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.