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Fort William First Nation
Education Department

  • Provides educational services and supports to elementary, junior and high school students living on reserve
  • Students attend schools in the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board and the Lakehead Public School Board
  • Coordinates transportation arrangements and provides busing for all JK-Grade 12 students
  • Acts as a liaison between students, schools, school boards and parents
  • Receives support and assistance from Nokiiwin Tribal Council, Education Authority in developing and delivering the education program and system in the community
Post Secondary Student Support Program
  • 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 support to post secondary students both on and off the reserve
Secondary Education
  • Provides academic and social guidance/counselling to students
  • Assists students with course registration
Special Education Program
  • Transports children with special needs between school and home
Tribal Council: Nokiiwin Tribal Council (NTC) Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) Robinson-Superior TreatyTo leave message for Bus Driver call 807-623-1835
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Members of Fort William First Nation
Post Secondary Student Support Program
  • Must be continuing education at a post-secondary institution
  • Financial assistance limited by available funding

Age Requirements: Ages: 4 year(s) and up;
Application Process
Post Secondary Student Support Program
  • Applications available on website or at Band Office/Education Department
  • Assistance available for tuition/books/living allowance up to a maximum of 4 years per student
  • Requires new application for each year
  • Deadline to apply for assistance for fall start date is May 29th
For financial assistance applicant required to provide:
  • Photocopy of recent status card; proper verification for applicants with dependents also required
  • Completed post-secondary application package
  • Letter of acceptance from post-secondary institution
  • Program description including course outline and official length of program
  • Cost of program including tuition, books, materials and supplies
  • 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
Partially Accessible - Entrance -- Not Accessible; Parking -- Accessible with designated parking space; Washroom -- Not Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government
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Agency Information
211 Ontario North
Last Updated On
November 5, 2019

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