The discovery of 215 children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School who were lost in the genocide of Indigenous peoples in Canada is a reminder of the harms families and survivors have suffered and continue to suffer.
We know many of our colleagues may be significantly impacted by the magnitude of the loss. We recognize that this news is triggering of trauma for many Indigenous members of our community.
Please talk with a trusted friend or colleague, an Elder, or a professional, or consider using one or more of the resources below that are available to provide you with support.
- National Indian Residential School Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419 (https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1581971225188/1581971250953).
- Hope for Wellness Help Line at 1-855-242-3310, or connect to the online chat through their website by cutting and pasting this link into your browser navigation window: https://www.hopeforwellness.ca/.
The CES encourages all its members to pause, reflect and remember the victims of residential school systems across Canada, including the 215 children and to honour them through meaningful action.