The Poplar Hill School opened in 1962 in a small school building that had previously been operated by the Mennonite Northern Light Gospel Mission of Red Lake, Ontario. The Northern Youth Program branch of the Mission operated the residential school. Aside from elementary education, the school provided academic and vocational training for young adults. In 1969 it became the Poplar Hill Development School. The school closed in 1989.
NCTR is located on the original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation sits in the heart of Turtle Island and as a national organization we strive to represent and serve all of Turtle Island’s people.