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Montreal District Office [textual record]. 



Place of creation


approx. 59.600 m of textual records

Added language of material: French

Scope and content

This is a preliminary record, please consult the linked accessions. Series consists of general operational records and central registry files created and/or maintained by the Montreal District Office and its predecessors. The unprocessed central registry files in this series cover a wide range of subjects from administration, natural resources, surveys and research, right of ways, and individual case files, etc. The majority of the records are from Caughnawaga Agency but there are some from Abitibi as well. Note that the files of other districts have been found among these records, including files from the Abitibi Algonquin District, the Lorette District, and the Oka District.

Textual records
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Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown.

See accessions for information. 96 (Other)

Biography / Administrative history

Following the creation of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development in 1966, agencies were joined to form larger administrative units called districts. The Caughnawaga District, which was formed in 1968 as a result of the amalgamation of the Caughnawaga and Oka Agencies, was re-named the Montreal District Office effective 1 November 1970. Responsibility for the Abenakis of the Becanour Band and Odanak Band was transferred from the Lorette Agency to the Montreal District effective 1 December 1970. In 1980 the office was known as the Montreal Service Centre and in 1983 the Montreal office shut down and was absorbed by the Quebec Region and other local offices. Administrative Histories, 1958-1990, (Bands, Agencies, Districts). Unpublished draft in the possession of the RG10 archivist, prepared by Peter Kiefl et al.

Finding aid 10-249: Guide des bureaux locaux au Québec, vers 1763 à 1995.

Additional information

Source of title
Title is based on the contents of the series.

Further accruals are expected.

Related materials
Related records may also be found in the Oka Agency and Quebec Regional Office series.


Related control no.

1. 76/009
2. 1996-97/879 GAD
3. 79-009 QFRC
4. 79-044 QFRC
5. 82-016 QFRC
6. MFRC#74-D-8 MFRC
7. 1996-01878-7
8. 2014-00009-3
9. 2014-00026-3
10. 2014-00027-1
11. RG10
12. R216