The Group IAP program provides funding to established groups to support healing and Reconciliation for group members, their families, and communities. This program provides an opportunity for individuals to come together as they go through their individual IAP claim and/or shortly thereafter.

The overall objectives are:

  • To affect healing by helping former Residential School students admitted to the IAP who share similar experiences (school, community, issues) to support each other in their journey towards healing and Reconciliation.
  • To empower individuals by giving them access to tools and resources to develop, enhance, and strengthen relationships between former students, their families, their communities, and with other Canadians in support of healing and Reconciliation during the IAP and/or after their IAP hearing.

For more information on the program, please refer to the IRSAS website.