I received this in an e-mail today;
Some other facts about the Residential Schools in Canada
1. While the federal residential school system began around 1883, the origins of the residential school system can be traced to as early as the 1830s — long before Confederation in 1867 — when the Anglican Church established a residential school in Brantford, Ont.
2. The Canadian government was financially responsible for Indian residential schools. Indian residential schools operated in all Canadian provinces and territories except Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland. Indian residential schools operated in Canada between the 1870s and the 1990s.
3. Residential schools were federally run, under the Department of Indian Affairs. Attendance was mandatory for children in the many communities that didn't have day schools. Agents were employed by the government to ensure all native children attended school.Mar. 21, 2016
4. On June 11, 2008, on behalf of the Government of Canada and all Canadians, then-Prime Minister Stephen Harper stood in the House of Commons to deliver an apology to students of Indian residential schools, their families, and communities.Nov. 24, 2017
5. Infectious diseases like tuberculosis and influenza often ran rampant among the students, leading to many deaths. In addition to attending class, students at many schools also had to perform chores to maintain the school and even sometimes do farm work to feed the school.2 days ago
6. One of today's headlines asks> Will families whose children died at residential school receive any compensation?
The survivors have already been compensated (Link to the agreements: Microsoft Word - IND-DET2-ENG.doc (residentialschoolsettlement.ca)