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Residential Schools Archive

The following list of schools are institutions recognized in the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA).

There are some schools that do not contain a list of student names. This means that at present, we have no record of children having died as a result of their time at that school. There is a significant amount of work still to be done to ensure no child is forgotten. If you have any information on a child that did not return home from a school, please contact us at the NCTR.

Select a school below to view the names of the children who died at or went missing from that school.

A National Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support to former students. This 24-Hour Crisis Line can be accessed at: 1-866-925-4419.

Residential School - Ahousaht, BC (1904 -1940)


The Ahousaht School was located on Flores Island, on the western side of Vancouver Island. Originally a Presbyterian-run day school, …

Residential School - Yellowknife, NT (1958 -1994)

Akaitcho Hall (Yellowknife Federal Hostel)

Akaitcho Hall opened in Yellowknife, NWT in 1958. The residence was operated by the federal government without church involvement, and, …

Residential School - Port Alberni, BC (1900 -1973)


In 1893, the Presbyterian Church built the Alberni Girls Home on Vancouver Island a few miles outside Port Alberni. It …

Residential School - Aklavik, NT (1936 -1959)

All Saints (Aklavik Anglican)

In the mid-1930s, the Anglican Church closed its residential schools in Shingle Point and Hay River, transferring the students to …

Residential School - Amos, QC (1955 -1973)

Amos (Saint-Marc-de-Figuery)

The Amos residential school opened in 1955 under Roman Catholic administration just outside Amos, Québec. It was also known as …

Residential School - Anahim Lake, BC (1968 -1977)

Anahim Lake Dormitory (Ulkatcho)

Opened in 1960, Canada began funding the Anahim Lake Dormitory in 1968. The facility housed children attending the local day …

Residential School - Winnipeg, MB (1958 -1973)

Assiniboia (Winnipeg)

The Assiniboia School opened in south Winnipeg in 1958 in a building that had served as both a former private …

Residential School - Assumption, AB (1951 -1974)

Assumption (Hay Lakes)

The Assumption school opened on the south end of the Hay Lakes reserve, Alberta, in early 1951 under Roman Catholic …

Residential School - Battleford, SK (1883 -1914)


The Battleford school was Canada’s first industrial residential school. It opened in 1883, under Anglican administration. During the 1885 rebellion, …

Residential School - Beauval, SK (1897 -1995)

Beauval (Ile a la Crosse)

St. Bruno’s boarding school was opened by Roman Catholic missionaries in 1860 at Ile à la Crosse. Poor living conditions …