The National Residential School Survivors’ Society (NRSSS) emerged as a result of an informal gathering of residential school survivors groups in August 2003. At this meeting it was identified that survivors needed a national voice and thus the concept of a national organization to represent survivors was initiated.
At interim working group, made up of representatives from survivor organizations across Canada, met at a series of meetings and teleconferences, which resulted in the establishment of an Interim Board of Directors.
In September 2005 National Residential School Survivors’ Society (NRSSS) became Incorporated as a non-profit organization.
Source - http://www.nrsss.ca/