Marie Slark and Antoinette Charlebois' Time Tree Rings 1861 Close Modal× 1861 Convalescent Lunatic Asylum opens (name eventually becomes Huronia Regional Centre). “One of the first provincial institutions to house people with a developmental disability.” (Source). 1876 Close Modal× 1876 Orillia institution established for children and adults with disabilities. The children were designated Crown wards. (Source) (Note this is the same year the Indian Act was signed into Canadian law). 1891 Close Modal× 1891 Children’s Aid – established in Toronto (Source). 1927 Close Modal× 1927 Convalescent Lunatic Asylum renamed The Ontario Hospital. 1927-1945 Close Modal× 1927-1945 The Ontario Hospital adds a training school for nurses. (Source). 1930s Close Modal× 1930s The Ontario Hospital renamed Ontario Hospital School. 1968 Close Modal× 1968 Resident population of The Ontario Hospital School is nearly 3,000. 2004 Close Modal× 2004 Ontario government announces the Huronia Regional Center will permanently close. 2013 Close Modal× 2013 The Ontario government reaches a settlement with former residents and Premier Kathleen Wynne makes a formal apology. 2022+ Close Modal× 2022+ Imagine a future other than the one given.