January 14, 2019

The Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat (IRSAS) is an independent, quasi-judicial tribunal that was established under the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA) in 2007.
IRSAS manages the Independent Assessment Process (IAP).The Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat has launched a program to alert former students who made claims of abuse at Indian Residential Schools about their options on what happens to the records from their claims. The Secretariat has set up a new website, www.MyRecordsMyChoice.ca, where claimants can find information about their options. On September 19, 2027, records of claims made in the Independent Assessment Process (IAP) or the earlier Alternative Dispute Resolution process (ADR) will be destroyed unless claimants ask for a copy for themselves, or choose to share or preserve them.
Those who wish to preserve their records for history may choose to share them with National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR). The NCTR has been created to preserve the history and legacy of Canada’s residential schools. Hosted at the University of Manitoba, it already includes millions of records about residential schools, including statements from former students and other records gathered by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), historical documents, and information about former students and staff. To share their records with the NCTR, claimants must complete a consent form. The consent form is available on the www.MyRecordsMyChoice.ca website.