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If you require assistance, our Group IAP Development Consultants can help you with any questions you may have. Please remember to refer back to the “How to Develop your Proposal” tab while completing your application.

By Mail: Group IAP Unit
Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat
25 Eddy Street, 7th Floor
Gatineau, QC K1A 0H4
By Email:
By Phone: 1-877-635-2648

Or refer to our website:


Eligible group members

In order for a person to be considered an eligible group member they must meet the following criteria:

  • Have an application that has been admitted into the Independent Assessment Process.
  • Have signed the approved “consent form” template giving their permission to be part of the group. Only those who have signed this consent form can be included as an eligible group member. The names of all group members will be verified in our database. Consents forms will only be accepted by mail on or before the deadline in order be considered and verified.

If all group members agree, family and community members can participate in the proposed activities.

Please note: The IAP is different from the Common Experience Payment and Alternative Dispute Resolution. If the potential group member has had a claim in either of these other processes they would not be eligible for Group IAP unless they also have an IAP claim.

Do you require help developing your group?

Group IAP Development Consultants can work with potential group coordinators in advance of, or during the “Call for Proposals” period, to notify eligible people within their geographical area by mail of the potential group being formed in their community. Information about IAP claimants will not be provided to the group coordinator. In the letter the Group IAP Development Consultant will ask that the interested group member send the consent form directly to the group coordinator to ensure that privacy provisions are respected.

24 Hour Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419 (toll-free)

This Call for Proposal webpage is designed to help you understand how to apply for funding under the Group IAP program. Thinking about past abuse can trigger suffering and problems in the present. Make sure that you have safety measures in place to help you if that happens.