Grollier Hall (NWT)

Dates of Operation
1959 -1997
Description
Grollier Hall was part of a federal plan to establish hostels in larger northern communities. The program was unpopular from the start. In 1959 in the Winnipeg Free Press quoted a former NWT Council member as saying: “[Parents] want their children to go to school. Yet, unless they live in a settlement with a day school, or within five miles of such a settlement, they must allow their children to be taken away from them to one of these big hostels, which can be hundreds of miles away.” Grollier Hall was the site of many acts of sexual and psychological abuse. (National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation)
Denomination
Catholic Church

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Alternate Name(s)
Inuvik Roman Catholic
Inuvik Roman Catholic Residence
Notre-Dame Residence
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