Edmonton Residential School
Edmonton Residential School

Edmonton (AB)

Dates of Operation
March 1, 1924 - June 30, 1968
Description
The Methodist Church closed its industrial school in Red Deer in 1919 and reopened it five years later in Edmonton, Alberta. By 1930 the school had over 200 residents. During the 1950s students from the Northwest Territories and the Yukon attended the school, while during the 1960s most of the students were from United Church schools in British Columbia who came to Alberta to attend high school. The federal government took over the administration of the school in 1967 and closed it the following year. The school later became the home of the Poundmaker Lodge rehabilitation centre. (National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation)
Denomination
United Church of Canada

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Alternate Name(s)
Edmonton Hostel
Edmonton Indian Student Residence
Edmonton Institute
Poundmaker
Red Deer Indian Industrial School
St Albert Indian Residential School
St Albert United
St. Albert Methodist Residential School
St. Albert United
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