- Nishnawbe Aski Nation Indian Residential Schools in Ontario, 2005 -
Many of the schools were overcrowded. The overcrowding led to the easier spread of communicable diseases among the students. The overcrowding occurred because the schools did not have enough space to house the number of students that were at the school. There were often too many students at the school because the schools were chronically under funded and they tried to make ends meet by taking in more students in order to obtain per capita grants. The overcrowding was found primarily in the dormitories and the classrooms.