Indian Residential School Support


TCVI through their Resolution Health Support Project provides ongoing emotional support, mental health and cultural/traditional healing referral services to former Indian Residential School Survivors and their immediate family members before, during and after:

  • Common Experience Payments
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Independent Assessment Process
  • Truth & Reconciliation Process
  • Commemoration Process

Other IRS support services include:

  • Information/Training workshops
  • Debriefing sessions with appropriate cultural or religious support
  • Information provided on independent assessment process on a one-to-one basis or in a group setting
  • Referral services to lawyers, agencies, etc.



The lRS Coordinator and Resolution Health Support Worker participate in events, conferences and training sessions to maintain up to date information about Indian Residential School and healing processes.

Activities include:

  • Networking and maintaining communication with local, regional and national aboriginal organizations involved in the IRS, Truth & Reconciliation Commission (TRC) commemoration process and cultural/religious events.


  • Networking and maintaining communication with all churches and faith communities at the local, regional and national level.


  • Planning and hosting commemoration events in communities and sharing of ideas and best practices on positive healing processes.


  • Access resource materials on IRS Legacy (all mediums) and develop a resource library at TCVI.






Cultural Support Provider                          Elder Harry Watchmaker   

780-343-6049 – Home


780-298-9467 – Cell


Indian Residential School Coordinator Harvey Young Chief          

780-645-4288 – Work

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780-614-0835 – Cell



Resolution Health Support Worker                   Doreen Waskewitch                     

780-645-4288 – Work

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780-646-3325 – Cell


Health Canada – Mental Health and Cultural/Traditional Healing Referral Services:


(Available upon request)


Crisis Line (available 24/7)                                                                                   1-866-925-4419