History of Developmental Services

Northwestern Regional Centre
Where: Thunder Bay
Description: Opened in the 1960s

Extension of Thunder Bay's Psychiatric Hospital

Classified as a Mental Retardation Unit

Provided residential services to both adults and children
Resident population in 1971: 300
Resident population in 1975: 198
Year it closed: 1994
Policy initiative: Ministry's seven-year plan for facility closures:
Challenges and Opportunities (1987)
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About the evolution of government policy and legislation: The 1980s