Maps & Visual Aids

Each red dot corresponds to where a Indian Residential School used to operate. Click on one to find more information about it.

Feel free to download this high resolution/printer ready map from the TRC.

Click to go to a new website with the Residential Schools Interactive Map, which is the first example of a Lake Huron Treaty Atlas map being made remotely, in a separate location from the Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre, the Atlas host. This map is an initiative of the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (SRSC or Centre) of Algoma University, located on the site of the former Shingwauk and Wawanosh Indian Residential Schools in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The Centre, formerly known as the Shingwauk Project, is a cross-cultural research and educational development project of the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association (CSAA) and Algoma University (AU). The Project was founded in 1979 by former students and friends of the Residential Schools and Algoma faculty members who were inspired by Chief Shingwaukonse’s Vision of the “Teaching ” and his grandson Dan ‘s directive:

“The School never closed. It just entered a new phase of development. It has to be given a chance to finish what it started. It has to put back what it took away. It will be the people who went there that will care. Bring them together. Let them gather and they will know what to do.” The Shingwauk Project

TRC Visual Aid Posters

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) has produced a large number of posters for the purpose of educating Canadians about the operations of Indian Residential Schools across Canada and to commemorate the former students who attended these schools. The posters provided in this section may be downloaded and/or printed for use by Canadians to gain a greater understanding about the Indian Residential School experience in Canada.

British Columbia






The North

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