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Gathering and Conference


The Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association (CSAA) have been holding reunions of the students, staff, clergy, and descents of those involved with the Shingwauk and Wawanosh Indian Residential Schools since 1981. Gatherings were held in 1981, 1991, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. Over the years the gatherings expanded to include Survivors and their families from other Indian Residential Schools across Canada. Additionally, the 2012 Gathering also marked the first annual "Shingwauk Reunion Gathering and Conference: Healing and Reconciliation through Education." This event included a combination of Survivor based activities and academic conference programming.


The 2016 Shingwauk Gathering and Conference will take place July 29th - July 31st at Algoma University. The theme of this year's event is "Fulfilling The Vision"

Registration: Register online! The online registration form is now live

Alternatively a registration form is avaliable to be downloaded as a PDF or Word file at the bottom of this page. Once completed the form may be emailed or mailed back to the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre at 1520 Queen Street East, Sault Ste Marie, ON, P6A 2G4.  You can also register over the phone by calling 705-949-2301 ext 4623.

Schedule: A tentative agenda can be found at the bottom of this page.

Accommodation:  A limited number of rooms at a reduced rate are available at the Algoma University Residence.  The residence includes single beds, bedding, and towels at $55.00 per night.   Cots can be added to the room with advance notice.  To book residence accommodation please contact Rose Linklater at 705-949-2301 ext. 4215 or ext 4234,