Fort George Roman Catholic (QC)

Dates of Operation
September 1, 1937 - June 30, 1981
Description
The Fort George Roman Catholic residential school (or the Ste. Therese de l’Enfant Jesus school) was established in 1937 on an island in the mouth of the Fort George (now the La Grande) River. Enrollment jumped to nearly eighty in the 1950s, and the school was overcrowded by the 1960s. In 1971 responsibility for the school (but not the residence, which was renamed the Couture Student Residence) was transferred to a provincial school board. By 1979 the residence had been transferred to a local school authority. (National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation)
Denomination
Catholic Church

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Alternate Name(s)
Residence Couture
Sainte-Therese-de-l'Enfant-Jesus
St. Joseph's Mission
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