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Resources

Abuse (general)

Canadian Society for the Investigation of Child Abuse (CSICA)
www.csicainfo.com
PO Box 42066, Acadia Postal Outlet, Calgary, AB T2J 7A6
Phone: (403) 289-8385
info@csicainfo.com

Kids Help Phone
http://kidshelp.sympatico.ca
Canada's only toll-free, 24 hour, bilingual, confidential and anonymous phone counseling, referral
and Internet service for children and youth. Every day, professional counselors provide immediate,
caring support to young people in urban and rural communities across the country.
International Domestic Violence and Abuse Agencies List
http://www.hotpeachpages.net/canada/index.html

Battered Women's Support Service
www.bwss.org
Offers counseling, advocacy, support groups, First Nations women's support and outreach,
as well as legal advocacy
Business Phone: (604) 687-1868
Counselling Phone: (604) 687-1867
TTY: (604) 687-6732

Transition Houses and Safe Homes

Ministry of Community, Indian and Women's Services
www.mcaws.gov.bc.ca/womens_services/transition-houses/

Transition Houses and Shelters for Abused Women in Canada
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/familyviolence/pdfs/2002-Transition%20Houses.pdf (PDF)

Directory of Services and Programs Addressing the needs of older adult victims of Violence in Canada.
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/familyviolence/pdfs/2002-olderadultvictims.pdf (PDF)

Combining Voices: A Directory of Services for Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/familyviolence/pdfs/2002-Adult%20Survivors.pdf (PDF)

National Inventory of Treatment Programs for Child Sexual Abuse Offenders
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/familyviolence/pdfs/2002-Inventory%20Child.pdf (PDF)

A National Directory of Services and Programs for men who are or have been victims of violence
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/familyviolence/pdfs/2002-maledirectory.pdf (PDF)

Canada's Treatment Programs for Men who Abuse Their Partners
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/familyviolence/pdfs/2002-menwhoabuse.pdf (PDF)

Parenting Resources

Child and Family Canadah
http://www.cfc-efc.ca/menu/parenting_en.htm

Health Canada-Parenting
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/english/for_you/parents.html

Kid Kanuck
http://www.kidkanuck.com/index.html

Special Needs Opportunities Windows
http://snow.utoronto.ca/best/parent/?showbest=1

Mental Health

Indian Residential Schools Mental Health Support Program
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fnihb/cp/irs.htm

Mental Health Resources Canada
http://www.mentalhealthresources.ca/

The Handbook of Mental Health Resources Across Canada
http://www.schizophrenia.ca/handbook/

Suicide Information and Prevention
http://www.suicideinfo.ca/csp/go.aspx?tabid=77

Suicide and Mental Health Association International
http://suicideandmentalhealthassociationinternational.org

Non-Insured Health Benefits Program (NHIB)
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fnihb-dgspni/fnihb/nihb.htm

Drug and Alcohol

Canada's Drug Strategy-Health Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hecs-sesc/cds/index.htm

National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fnihb/cp/nnadap/index.htm

Sober Recovery Website Directory
http://www.soberrecovery.com/links/canadatreatmentcenters.html

Vancouver Area Alcoholics Anonymous
http://www.vancouveraa.ca

Narcotics Anonymous, BC Region
http://www.bcrscna.bc.ca/

Health Care (Medical)

First Nations and Inuit Home and Community Care Program
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fnihb/phcph/fnihccp/index.htm

Health Information Sites
http://www-hsl.mcmaster.ca/tomflem/infosit.html

Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/hlinks/province.html

Reports

Law Commission of Canada
http://www.lcc.gc.ca

An Act to protect students from sexual abuse and to otherwise provide for the protection of students
www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/DBLaws/Source/Statutes/English/2002/S02007_e.html

Safeguarding the Future and Healing the Past- The Government of Canada's Response to the
Law Commission of Canada's Report: Restoring Dignity: Responding to Child Abuse in Canadian Institutions
http://canada.justice.gc.ca/en/dept/pub/dig

Institutional Child Abuse in Canada-Civil Cases
www.lcc.gc.ca/en/themes/mr/ica/shea/civil/civil_main.asp

Guidelines for Lawyers Acting in Claims of Indian Residential School Abuse
www.lsuc.on.ca/news/pdf/convsept03_prc.pdf

Supreme Court of British Columbia Case of Abuse in Residential Schools
http://www.courts.gov.bc.ca/jdb-txt/sc/99/13/s99-1341.txt

Indian Peoples Collection
http://www.psepc-sppcc.gc.ca/abor_corrections/publications_e.asp

Jericho Individual Compensation Program (JICP)
http://www.ag.gov.bc.ca/dro/publications/reports/jericho-compensation.pdf (PDF)

Jericho Hill School Class Action Settlement
www.jhsclassaction.com

Indian Residential Schools Resolution Canada Final Legal Releases
www.irsr.gc.ca/english/dispute_resolution_releases.html

Alternative Dispute Resolution Process Information (ADR)

Alternative Dispute Resolution Homepage
http://www.irsr-rqpi.gc.ca/english/dispute_resolution.html

Alternative Dispute Resolution Application Form
http://www.irsr.gc.ca/english/dispute_resolution_application_form.html

Informal Request Form
http://www.irsr.gc.ca/english/pdf/Informal_Request_Form.pdf (PDF)

Application Guide
http://www.irsr.gc.ca/english/dispute_resolution_guide.html

Maps of Indian Residential Schools in Canada
http://www.irsr.gc.ca/english/maps.html

Dispute Resolution Model for Indian Residential School Abuse Claims
http://www.irsr-rqpi.gc.ca/english/pdf/ADRdesignCANgeneralNOV6-033.pdf (PDF)

Government Programs

Indian Canada Portal
http://www.aboriginalcanada.gc.ca

National Clearinghouse on Family Violence
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/familyviolence

The National Strategy on Community Safety and Crime Prevention
http://canada.justice.gc.ca/en/news/nr/1998/newsbckg.html

Institutional Child Abuse in Canada: Redress Programs
http://www.lcc.gc.ca/en/themes/mr/ica/shea/redress/redress_main.asp

Services for Victims

Victim Link
www.vcn.bc.ca/isv/victims.htm

Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres
www.casac.ca

Turning Point: Native Peoples and Newcomers Online
www.turning-point.ca

British Columbia Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
www.bc-malesurvivors.com
The British Columbia Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse is a non-profit society, established to provide
therapeutic services for males who have been sexually abused at some time in their lives.
#202- 1252 Burrard Street Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Z1
Phone: (604) 682-6482
E-mail: bcsmssa@hotmail.com

Victim Services
302 - 815 Hornby Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2E6
Telephone - (604) 660-5199
Fax - (604) 660-5340
Email - VSDVictimsServices@gems2.gov.bc.ca

Chronology

Indian Residential Schools in Canada-Historical Chronology
www.irsr.gc.ca/english/historical_events.html

Key Historical Events
www.irsr.gc.ca/english/key_events.html

Residential Schools (Indian)

Indian Residential Schools Survivors Society
http://www.irsss.ca
911-100 Park Royal South Vancouver, BC V7T 1A2
Business Phone: 604-925-4464
Fax: 604-925-0020
Toll Free Line: 1-800-721-0066

24 Hour National Crisis Line:
1-866-925-4419 The Indian Residential School Survivors Society assists First Nations in BC
to be empowered from the generational effects of residential schools. It is a First Nations and
Indian Organization with an arms-length relationship to the First Nations Summit of BC Chiefs.
The Society supports survivors: crisis counseling, information, referrals, and advocates for justice
and healing: traditional and non-Indian forms.

Indian Residential Schools Resolution Canada
www.irsr.gc.ca

Indian Residential Schools Resolution Canada Help Desk
1-800-816-7293
Indian Healing and Wellness Strategy
www.ahwsontario.ca

Indian Canada Portal
www.aboriginalcanada.gc.ca

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)
www.ainc-inac.gc.ca

Ontario Native Affairs Canada (ONAS)
www.nativeaffairs.jus.gov.on.ca

Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Provincial Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/psdhh/index.htm

Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind Well-Being Program
www.vch.ca/wbp

The Family Network for Deaf Children
www.fndc.ca

Deaf Community Christian Church
www.dccc.bc.ca

Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre
www.idhhc.ca

Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
www.widhh.com

West Coast Association of Visual Language Interpreters
www.wavli.com

Canadian Association of the Deaf
www.cad.ca

BC Cultural Society of the Deaf
www.bccsd.50megs.com

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association
www.chha.ca