The Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (SRSC) is a cross-cultural research and educational project of Algoma University and the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association (CSAA), which includes former students of the Residential schools, staff, descendants, family, and friends. Algoma University is located on the site (and uses some of the buildings) of the former Shingwauk and Wawanosh Indian Residential Schools in Sault Ste. Marie. Governance for the SRSC runs through a joint AU/CSAA Heritage Committee, which shares responsibility for the Centre evenly between the two partners.
The partners work together with the Survivor groups, church entities, educators, First Nations and others to research, collect, preserve, and display the history of the residential and day schools across Canada. They also develop and deliver projects of sharing, healing, learning, and individual and community cultural restoration in relation to the impact of the schools. They also work to realize Chief Shingwauk’s vision of cross-cultural synthesis of traditional Anishnabek and European knowledge and learning systems.
The SRSC continues to advocate for the telling of the true history of Residential Schools and is a member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.
Geographical and cultural context
The Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre is located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario on the campus of Algoma University.
The SRSC is jointly governed by the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association and Algoma University.