Magnetawan First Nation
Education Department

  • Provides educational services and supports to elementary, secondary and post-secondary school students of Magnetawan First Nation
  • Coordinates bus transportation for elementary students attending Britt Elementary School and secondary students attending Parry Sound High School
  • Prepares education budgets and develops education policies to meet the needs of the community
  • Receives and resolves complaints and disputes related to any education matters
  • Represents the community as a member on the Near North District School Board (NNDSB)
  • Oversees the Magnetawan Public Library
  • Coordinates an after-school program for community students

Secondary Education
  • Provides assistance, guidance and referrals to helps with academic issues
  • Maintains lists of students, addresses and schools attended
  • Provides information on community involvement hours to students about groups looking for volunteer assistance

Post Secondary Education
  • Provides counselling and guidance in choosing post-secondary field of studies
  • Provides assistance for applying/filling out application forms for colleges and universities
  • Provides financial sponsorship support to post secondary students based upon available funding
Tribal Council: Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations (WBAFN) Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) Robinson-Huron Treaty
Bus Drivers are:
Elementary - Robert Harford ph: 705-346-0473
Secondary - Ken Durston ph: 705-346-2050
Members of Magnetawan First Nation Post Secondary Education
  • All registered Band members of Magnetawan First Nation are eligible to apply for assistance if attending a post-secondary institution
  • The program of study must be recognized as a post-secondary program by accredited academic institution recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development

Age Requirements: Ages: 4 year(s) and up;
Application Process
Post Secondary Education
  • Educational assistance package available from Education Counsellor and on website
  • Continuing students must reapply for funding each year
  • Deadline to apply for assistance: May 31st for a fall start-up of same year

For financial assistance applicant required to provide:
  • Photocopy of recent status card
  • Completed post-secondary application package issued by Magnetawan First Nation
  • Letter of acceptance from post-secondary institution
  • Transcripts from high school and any previous academic institutions
  • Detailed letter of intent with program information
  • Bank information for direct deposit only
  • Signed student contract
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Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Agency Information
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On August 9, 2019

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