Every Child Matters
June 1, 2021
After the tragic discovery of the remains of 215 children found buried on the site of the former residential school in Kamloops, we wish to express our sincere condolences to the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation and everyone impacted by residential schools in Canada. We are deeply saddened by this news, and our thoughts are with the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc community, the families, and all communities affected.
- Support is available for anyone affected by the lingering effects of residential schools, and those who are triggered by the latest reports. The Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS) can be contacted toll-free at 1-800-721-0066.
- A national Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former students and those affected. Access emotional and crisis referral services by calling the 24-hour national crisis line: 1-866-925-4419.
- Within B.C., the KUU-US Crisis Line Society provides a First Nations and Indigenous-specific crisis line available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It’s toll-free and can be reached at 1-800-588-8717 or online at kuu-uscrisisline.com.