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M'Chigeeng First Nation
Education Department

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Description
Provides educational services and supports to elementary, secondary and post-secondary school students
  • Administers Lakeview School
  • Coordinates bus transportation arrangements

Secondary Education
  • Provides tuition sponsorship, student activity fees and one-time lock fee for students attending high school at Manitoulin Secondary School (MSS) which is overseen by the Rainbow District School Board
  • Partners with MSS to inform and prepare students for life at the high school by assisting with timetable choices, meeting with the students and easing the transition through a spring weekend of activities
  • Provides monetary awards to students with perfect attendance records and/or credits earned per semester

Post Secondary Program (PSP)
  • Determines funding eligibility and provides financial assistance to post-secondary students
  • Provides advocacy and liaison services, counselling and other support services throughout the school year
  • Provides assistance with admissions criteria and applying/filling out application forms for colleges and universities
  • Recommends education policy amendments as necessary to meet student needs
Comments
Tribal Council: United Chiefs & Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM)Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)Manitoulin Island Treaty
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Eligibility
Members of M'Chigeeng First Nation
Secondary Education
  • Members of M'Chigeeng First Nation residing on-reserve
  • Must be attending an accredited high school
  • Must meet academic requirements for secondary program
  • NOTE: MFN students off-reserve are approved for sponsorship only if they are included on the Nominal Roll
Post Secondary Program
  • Members of M'Chigeeng First Nation both on/off-reserve
  • Must be continuing education at a post-secondary institution
  • Financial assistance limited by available funding
Application Process
Secondary Education
  • Must submit an application for sponsorship to Education Department
  • Must register at chosen high school before start of classes
  • Funding is limited to 4.5 years per student to receive Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD); exceptions may be made in specific circumstances
Post Secondary Program
  • Applications for assistance available at office
  • Deadline to apply for assistance for all start dates is Mar 30th
  • All continuing students must reapply each year and provide transcripts from the previous year
For financial assistance applicant required to provide:
  • Photocopy of recent status card
  • Completed post-secondary application package available at Education Department
  • Letter of acceptance from post-secondary institution
  • Transcripts from high school and any previous academic institutions
  • Detailed letter of intent with program information
  • Copy of voided cheque or bank information
  • Signed student contract
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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