Stirland Lake High School (ON)

Dates of Operation
September 1, 1971 - June 30, 1991
Opened in 1971 on remote Stirland Lake in Northwestern Ontario, Stirland Lake Residential School operated as a boys’ school until 1986 when the school merged with the Cristal Lake girls’ school run by the same organization, Northern Youth Programs. In 1987 students staged a protest against what they considered excessively restrictive conditions at the school. After a cooling off period following the protest, a number of students did not return. The school closed in 1991 when Northern Youth Programs decided to withdraw permanently from providing residential schools programs. (National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation)

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Alternate Name(s)
Sterling Lake High School
Stirland Lake School
Stirland Lake Student Residence
Wahbon Bay Academy


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Stirland Lake High School (built)