Every Child Matters

Jun 16, 2021

Following the heartbreaking discovery of 215 remains at Kamloops Indian Residential School and 751 remains at Marieval Indian Residential School, our condolences are with those impacted. As people look to learn and heal, we hope resources compiled on the Services to Indigenous Communities page as well as the many amazing books from Indigenous authors available in libraries and our eCollections on OverDrive, cloudLibrary, and Read Alberta eBooks can help.

Support for Indigenous patrons:

  • Indian Residential School Survivors and Family 1-866-925-4419
    The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line is available 24-hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of his or her Residential school experience.
  • Inuit & First Nations Hope for Wellness Line (available in Inuktitut, Cree, Ojibway, English, and French) | Phone: 1-855-242-3310 | Online chat

  • Crisis Services Canada | Phone in English: 1-833-456-4566 | Phone in French: 1-866-277-3553

  • Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868

  • Good2Talk Post Secondary Crisis Line 1-866-925-5454

  • LGBT Youth Line LGBTQQ22SI peer support | Phone: 1-800-268-9688 | Text 647-694-4275