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Northern Nishnawbe Education Council
Wahsa Distance Education Centre

Provides secondary school education services to First Nation students via radio, Internet and teleconferencing

Program objectives are as follows:
  • Enable students to complete high school studies in their home community
  • Provide an alternative way to earn a provincial high school diploma
  • Promote First Nations culture
  • Enhance technological skills of students

Program offers:
  • A wide range of course selection, available on website
  • Native languages courses which can be substituted for the compulsory French language credit
  • Independent Learning Courses (ILC's) as another method of course delivery
  • Participation in the mandatory Ontario Secondary Student Literacy Test (OSSLT) program

Student supports include:
  • Staff members at each location to provide guidance within classroom
  • Distance Education Counsellor (DEC) to assist with managing studies
  • Teacher available via telephone or email for tutorial support
Distance Education Liaison: Suezette Binguis, 807-737-1488 Ext 2219 or
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
  • First Nations students from any of the 24 First Nations communities within the Northern Nishnawbe Education Council and the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN)
  • Requires each student to complete the mandatory provincial requirement of 40 hours of volunteer community involvement in order to graduate
Application Process
  • Application procedures managed by Distance Education Liaison, Lishia Brown
  • Students under age of 18 years require signed approval of parent/guardian for course selection
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Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
Agency Information
211 Ontario North
   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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