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Stirland Lake High School (Wahbon Bay Academy)

 -  1971 -1991

Religious Entity: Mennonite

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.