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As young children, Lyna and Glen were taken from their homes and placed in church-run boarding schools. The trauma of this experience was made worse by years of untold physical, sexual and emotional abuse, the effects of which persist in their adult lives. In this emotional film, the profound impact of the Canadian government's residential school system is conveyed unflinchingly through the eyes of two children who were forced to face hardships beyond their years. We Were Children gives voice to a national tragedy and demonstrates the incredible resilience of the human spirit.
Health Canada's Indian Residential Schools Resolution
Health Support Program
Former IRS students or their family members can access health support services by calling the toll-free number in their area:
Les anciens élèves de pensionnats indiens ou les membres de leur famille peuvent contacter les services de soutien en santé en composant le numéro sans frais de leur région :
Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland and Labrador / Nouvelle-Écosse, Nouveau-Brunswick, Î.-P.É., Terre-Neuve et Labrador
British Columbia / Colombie-Britannique
Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut / Territoires du Nord-Ouest, Yukon et Nunavut
These numbers and more information can be found at www.healthcanada.gc.ca/irs
Vous trouverez ces numéros ainsi que d'autres renseignements utiles à l'adresse www.healthcanada.gc.ca/irs