Today is the third annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a time to pause and confront Canada’s shameful legacy of residential schools, and to reconsider the next steps in a long journey of healing. A gathering on Parliament Hill in Ottawa is just one of the many events that will be held today.
A national Indian Residential School Crisis Line is available to provide support for survivors and those affected. People can access emotional and crisis referral services by calling the 24-hour service at 1-866-925-4419.
Mental health counselling and crisis support is also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the Hope for Wellness hotline at 1-855-242-3310 or by online chat.
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