The Indian Residential School Survivor Society (IRSSS) is a provincial organization with a twenty year history of providing services to Indian Residential School Survivors.
IRSSS provides essential services to residential school survivors, their families and to those dealing with intergenerational traumas. These impacts affect every family and every community across B.C. and Canada. This fact is most evident in the Corrections Canada Services-the numbers of First Nations people incarcerated, Child and Family Services- child apprehensions, the high number of people on social assistance, unemployment and under employed, lower levels of education, the lowest number within an ethnic minority of “determinants of health”, the list of impacts is extremely high while the services available to effectively assist impacts of Residential Schools remain quite low.
One of our Society’s goals is to continually expand support to partner organizations to maximize access to culturally sensitive emotional, mental, physical and spiritual care.