Church-run schools are established for aboriginal children.
The year the federal government establishes three large residential schools in Western Canada to "kill the Indian in the child."
The year the Indian Act is amended to make it compulsory for status Indian children between seven and 15 to attend residential school.
The number of residential schools operating by the 1930s.
The total number of residential schools that received support from the federal government at the program's peak.
60 per cent
The proportion of residential schools run by the Catholic church.
The year the last residential school closes outside Regina.
The estimated number of children who went through the residential school system.
The estimated number of residential school students still alive.
The number of deaths identified by the Commission. But, due to poor record-keeping and destroyed files, the true number of children who died while attending residential schools may never be known.
60 per cent
The mortality rate reached at some residential schools, according to Truth and Reconciliation chairman Justice Murray Sinclair.
The federal government's compensation package offered to former residential school students.
Sources: Truth and Reconciliation Commission; Library and Archives Canada; The Canadian Press