The Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat has released a new video to help claimants prepare for their hearing in the Independent Assessment Process (IAP). For more information, visit

Independent Assessment Process Toll-Free Information Line


Former students of Indian Residential Schools who have questions about the Independent Assessment Process (IAP) or about their IAP claim can call the IAP Information Line. There is no charge to call this number.

The IAP Information Line can assist former students to better understand the IAP and how their claims proceed in it. These services are available in English, French, and Cree.

Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat does the paperwork and support work to make the Independent Assessment Process go smoothly. They receive the claims, assess them to see if they are eligible for the process and work with claimants and their lawyers to prepare claims for a hearing.

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