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  • John Allen – Heirs and Devisees

    Introduction John Allen presented his claim to John Fleming’s land (west half of Lot 1 Concessions 6 in Douro) to the Second Heir and Devisee Commission on three occasions. On two occasions (July 15, 1840 and July 15, 1841), the Commissioners deferred their decision, asking Allen to provide additional information to support his claim. The […]

  • AO Records relating to Peter Robinson

    The Archives of Ontario holds several microfilm reels with copies of records relating to Peter Robinson: Table 1. Archives of Ontario holdings of microfilm copies of records relating to Peter Robinson. Microfilm Reels Fonds Subjects MS 12 Reels 1-3 Peter Robinson Papers The Peter Robinson Papers include correspondence, ledgers, ships lists and census material pertaining […]

  • AO Peter Robinson papers (MS 12)

    The Archives of Ontario holds several microfilm reels with copies of volumes relating to Peter Robinson, including the Peter Robinson papers (MS 12). See also the holdings of the Peter Robinson fonds in the Library and Archives Canada. In November 1970, the Archives of Ontario published an inventory of the Peter Robinson papers that had […]

  • LAC Peter Robinson fonds (MG24 B74)

    The Library and Archives Canada holds two microfilm reels (M-140 and M-141) with copies of the Peter Robinson papers and a finding aid. See also the holdings of the Peter Robinson papers in the Archives of Ontario. For convenience, we have transcribed the LAC’s finding aid below. Search results for “Peter Robinson” were also saved […]

  • TRCC Final Report: Primary legal sources

    Volume 1, Part 1 7. Legislation An Act for the gradual enfranchisement of Indians, the better management of Indian Affairs, and to extend the provisions of the Act, 31st Victoria, Chapter 42. Statutes of Canada 1869, c. 6 (32–33 Vict.) An Act to amend and consolidate the laws respecting Indians (the Indian Act), Statutes of […]

  • RiC-O Record Resources and Instantiations in Turtle

    The  GitHub repository for RiC-O includes examples of Record Resources, Agents, Relations, and Vocabularies generated by National Archives of France. We used EasyRDF to convert one Record Resource file in rdf to ttl. The example addressed how to markup Record Resources involving a Record that describes a Record Set (and their Instanitations). We’ll also address […]

  • Three additional Oblates’ Indian Residential Schools

    Our update (November 3, 2022) identifies 3 additional Indian Residential Schools managed by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (Oblates). Recently the Canadian government disclosed that no School Narratives had been prepared for these institutions – though Bilingual One-Page Summaries were available. We have pulled together some background information on these 3 institutions from various sources. […]

  • CO 384/13 Second Emigration to Canada 1825

      INDEX {f 3R} Mr. Robinson May 22, 1824 Reasons for delaying emigration till next Spring & arrangements to be made. Enclosed letter to Major Hillier directing grant of 200 acres to James Dandon? December 16, 1824 Enclosed memo on subject of emigration. Arrangements necessary to be made. Letters to Mr. Robinson from: Lord Mountcashell […]

  • Further ground-penetrating radar searches to begin at Kamloops residential school

    https://bc.ctvnews.ca/further-ground-penetrating-radar-searches-to-begin-at-kamloops-residential-school-1.5911678 Further ground-penetrating radar searches to begin at Kamloops residential school Published May 19, 2022 8:35 p.m. EDT As the one-year anniversary of the search for unmarked graves at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School approaches, another round of ground-penetrating radar surveillance is set to begin. The Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation said in a statement […]

  • ‘Most horrific’: Alberta First Nation investigating after remains of children found

    https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/most-horrific-alberta-first-nation-investigating-after-remains-of-children-found-1.5907891 ‘Most horrific’: Alberta First Nation investigating after remains of children found Updated May 17, 2022 11:38 p.m. EDT Published May 17, 2022 7:51 p.m. EDT Warning: This story contains disturbing details. Saddle Lake Cree Nation in eastern Alberta is “actively researching and investigating” the deaths of at least 200 residential school children who never came home, […]

  • Tk’emlups te Secwepemc prepare to mark one year since confirmation of evidence of unmarked graves

    https://bc.ctvnews.ca/tk-emlups-te-secwepemc-prepare-to-mark-one-year-since-confirmation-of-evidence-of-unmarked-graves-1.5909949 Tk’emlups te Secwepemc prepare to mark one year since confirmation of evidence of unmarked graves Updated May 18, 2022 11:45 p.m. EDT Published May 18, 2022 9:27 p.m. EDT Memorial planned for missing children It has been almost exactly one year since the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc confirmed evidence of what elders and residential school survivors had […]

  • A year of trauma, catharsis and finally peace for some survivors of Kamloops school

    https://bc.ctvnews.ca/a-year-of-trauma-catharsis-and-finally-peace-for-some-survivors-of-kamloops-school-1.5913708 A year of trauma, catharsis and finally peace for some survivors of Kamloops school Published May 21, 2022 11:53 a.m. EDT KAMLOOPS, B.C. –  Warning: This story contains disturbing details The nightmares started last May, said Harvey McLeod, chief of the Upper Nicola Indian Band and a survivor of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. […]

  • Timeline slider

    https://github.com/albertkun/leaflet_hex_timeslider This is a hex bin implementation of leaflet + d3 + nouislider, using vanilla JavaScript with ECM 2016 web standards, so Internet Explorer is not supported. You can use babel or other similar tools to make it IE compatible though. Example See the example here. Technology used Leaflet + d3 plugin from: https://github.com/Asymmetrik/leaflet-d3 Timeslider from: https://refreshless.com/nouislider/ Description Takes in […]

  • Applications and Canada’s decisions under Article 12

    Terms and conditions The Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA) defined “Indian Residential Schools” as: Institutions attached as Schedule “E” (“Residential Schools”); Institutions listed in Schedule “F” (“Additional Residential Schools”) which may be expanded from time to time in accordance with Article 12.01 of this Agreement; and, Any institution which is determined to meet the […]

  • LAC School File Series

    Library and Archives Canada https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/mass-digitized-archives/school-files-1879-1953/Pages/school-files-1879-1953.aspx About the Records: Indian and Inuit Affairs Program sous-fonds: School Files Series, 1879-1953 (RG10-B-3-d) The Residential School system developed before Confederation from missionary and religious roots. After 1867, the federal government began to play a role when it was given constitutional responsibility for Aboriginal peoples. Between 1867 and 1996, there […]

  • Taking on the Catholic Church – Part I DRAFT

    cbc – Oblates and Gray Nuns witholding photos and docs – https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/catholic-orders-residential-school-records-1.4686472 LAC releases 98 year old health record to Sadowski – https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/archives-releases-document-health-first-nations-1.4540024   Oblates taxing schools to fill coffers – https://www.bishop-accountability.org/news2018/03_04/2018_04_25_Barrera_PoliceFiles.htm   A Renewal Grim discoveries of many hundreds of unmarked graves on the grounds of the former Kamloops and Marieval Indian Residential Schools […]

  • Revera’s business is “privileged and confidential”

    Revera’s business is “privileged and confidential”

    On Monday, Revera Inc. released “A Perfect Storm: The COVID-19 Experience for Revera and the Long-Term Care Sector.” CBC describes Revera’s report as “undertaken by an external advisory panel, made up mostly of doctors and experts in the medical field who volunteered their time.” The Public Service Alliance of Canada calls the report a “slick […]

  • An Index to Inspection Reports Issued for LTC Homes in Ontario (2010-2020)

    On May 9, 2020, we released a consolidated database of 626 Long-Term Care (LTC) Homes in Ontario, derived from information published by the provincial government. Today we’re supplementing this database with an Index to Inspection Reports issued for LTC Homes in the province between April 2010 and March 2020. Primary Source Our primary source was […]

  • Consolidated Dataset of LTC Homes in Ontario

    On May 7, 2020, we released a database of Long-Term Care (LTC) Homes in Ontario, derived from information published by the provincial government. We wanted to update the database and describe our primary sources, methods, and final results. Primary Sources Our first primary source was the Ontario government’s Ministry of Health Service Provider Locations (MOHSERLO) […]

  • Long-Term Care Homes in Ontario – UPDATE

    UPDATE: In the course of documenting my methodology for creating the database of licensed Long-Term Care (LTC) Homes in Ontario, I discovered that one of my software scripts had inadvertently skipped over entries for about 20 LTC Homes. I’ll post my methodology and the corrected database later today (May 11, 2020). I apologize for any […]

  • COVID-19 in Long Term Care: Pursuing Transparency *and* Preserving Privacy

    COVID-19 in Long Term Care: Pursuing Transparency *and* Preserving Privacy

    Yesterday I credited the Ontario government with starting to include more detailed summaries of COVID-19 cases in Long Term Care homes in its daily updates. I also raised concerns about remaining gaps in the government’s reporting. I’ve been asked to explain one concern in particular: When the number of deaths among residents in a particular […]

  • Share Your Internet Access with Neighbours

    Share Your Internet Access with Neighbours

    Some of our neighbours haven’t been able to afford Internet access at home for a long time. Their kids have had to make do with free, open WiFi connections to the Internet that’s been made available at their school or local library, coffee shops and fast food restaurants, friends’ and relations’ houses, and so forth. […]

  • Disinfo – Friday, December 6, 2019

    A guide to fighting lies, fake news, and chaos online, The Verge, December 2019. Inside the hate factory: How Facebook fuels far-right profit, The Guardian, December 2019. UK trade leaks: Operators keen to hide their identities leaked UK/US trade documents in a similar fashion to Russian operation “Secondary Infektion” exposed in June 2019, Graphika Report, […]

  • OHRC News Centre

    Annual Reports (Excerpts) A Bold Voice: Annual Report 2016-2017 Starting in a “good way”: towards trusting relationships with Indigenous peoples Our strategic focus: The OHRC will embody human rights by engaging in and sustaining trusting relationships with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities and groups. These relationships will be built on dignity and respect, and […]

  • What young people can do to look after their own mental health

    What young people can do to look after their own mental health

    Today the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families launched its self-care web page containing eighty-five mental health self-care activities for young people. The self-care resource was developed by the Common Room and young people from the mental health support group Hearts & Minds. Young people report that when they are struggling with their mental health they are usually […]