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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
Eligibility
Members of M'Chigeeng First Nation 4 years of age and older

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
Office
705-377-5362 - Administration Offices
Fax
705-377-4980
Web Site
http://www.mchigeeng.ca
Mailing Address
PO Box 333
M'Chigeeng, ON, P0P 1G0
Canada
Languages
English
Contact
Jessie Debassige, Education Secretary
Email: jessied@lakeviewschool.ca
Phone: 705-377-5362 Ext 223
Director of Education
Valerie O'Leary
Email: directorofeducation@mchigeeng.ca
Phone: 705-377-5362 Ext 236
Fees
None
Documents Required
  • Child's birth certificate/status card and copy of immunization records required at initial school registration
  • Completed applications required for secondary and post-secondary support
Accessibility
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
September 19, 2022
Address
Administration Offices, 53 Hwy 551
M'Chigeeng First Nation, ON, P0P 1G0
  • Administration Office is located on Hwy 551 directly across from Seasons Family Restaurant
  • Closest intersection is at Hwy 551 and Hall St
  • Community is located in the centre of Manitoulin Island at the base of West Bay and at the intersection of Hwy 540 & 551
  • Consists of 1 main community known as M'Chigeeng 22 Indian Reserve with a land area of 31 sq km

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Hours of Operation
Mon
0830 to 1600
Tue
0830 to 1600
Wed
0830 to 1600
Thu
0830 to 1600
Fri
0830 to 1600

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Service Area(s)
M'Chigeeng First Nation