FIRST NATION HEALTH BENEFITS RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SUPPORT PROGRAM

Non-Insured Health Benefits for First Nations and Inuit

The Non-Insured Health Benefits Program is Health Canada’s national, medically necessary health benefit program that provides coverage for short-term crisis intervention mental health counselling and medical transportation for eligible First Nations people and Inuit.

Eligibility is determined by treaty status and a Physician or Nurse Practitioner referral for counselling is required to initiate the process of accessing services.

Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program

The Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program provides mental health and emotional support services directly to former students and their families as they participate in the component of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.  Call to determine eligibility and enroll for support: (toll-free) 1-866-818-3505.


Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419

Professional Counselling

Professional counsellors are psychologists and other mental health professionals that are registered with Health Canada and have experience working with Aboriginal people. A professional counsellor will listen, talk and assist individuals to find ways of healing from Indian Residential School experiences.

For more information, please visit the Health Canada website:

www.hc-sc.gc.ca or contact our office.