"The legacy of residential schools has weighed heavily on the lives and wellbeing of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis individuals and communities for generations. The Settlement Agreement endorsed by Survivors, churches, and the Government of Canada signals a shared commitment to create a more harmonious, mutually respectful future."
"The Aboriginal Healing Foundation's Latest Study Looks at the Potential Health and Social Impacts of Indian Residential School Lump Sum Payments : August 20, 2007. Ottawa - The Aboriginal Healing Foundation's latest research study, released today, has been prepared in anticipation of the imminent arrival of the 1.9 billion [dollar] Common Experience Payments, a central component of Canada's Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement. Lump Sum Compensation Payments Research Project: The Circle Rechecks Itself assesses the impact of past compensation payments to Aboriginal people. The research consisted of two phases, a first-phase literature review and a second-phase key informant survey. The second phase involved 117 field interviews conducted across western and northwestern Canada.