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A 24/7 support line is available for residential school survivors and their families:
the Residential School Survivor Support Line 1-866-925-4419.
SOURCE: Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, updated August 17, 2023.
SUMMARY: A list of resources and services with a focus on those delivered by Indigenous organizations or governments in Winnipeg and Manitoba, or by the provincial of federal government specifically for Indigenous Peoples.
SUMMARY: Enter a year and an address to learn which residential schools operated in that area, at that time.
Maps and atlases
SUMMARY: Each dot represents a residential school. Click/tap a dot to learn the name(s) of the school, its opening and closing dates, the denomination of the church that operated it and where the school was located.
"This map was created using data provided by the National Commission for Truth and Reconciliation, and therefore only includes schools listed in Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement."
The markers on this map are linked to archival records related to the individual schools. In order to only see markers for the residential schools you will need to "uncheck" the boxes labelled Events and Hearings.
SUMMARY: "The maps in this Atlas use place as an organizing factor for images, video, and other content related to residential schools.
These maps explore the historical geography of buildings, sites and stories through digital archival and related research."