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Batchewana First Nation

Education Department

  • Provides educational services and supports to elementary, secondary and post-secondary school students living on-reserve
  • Provides bus transportation for elementary and high school students attending schools in Sault Ste Marie
Secondary Education
  • Provides assistance, counselling and referrals to helps with academic issues
  • Coordinates bussing schedules for regular school day and after-school activities
  • Covers some student fees such as lockers, gym fees, extra-curricular activities like music and skiing clubs, and field trip fees for accommodations and food
  • Provides information on community involvement hours to students about groups looking for volunteer assistance
Boarding Home Program
  • Coordinates arrangements for boarding homes for students attending White Pines Collegiate & Vocational School in Sault Ste Marie
  • Provides financial assistance with board and related costs
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
  • Boarding Home Coordinator and High School Counsellor: 705-759-7285 Ext 215
  • Post Secondary Program: 705-759-7285 Ext 214
  • Elementary School Counsellor: 705-759-7285 Ext 219
  • Special Needs Manager: 705-759-7285 Ext 209
Members of Batchewana First Nation 4 years of age and older

Post Secondary Education: All band members regardless of residency are eligible to apply for assistance if attending a post-secondary institution

Application Process
Post Secondary Education
  • Applications for assistance available on website or at office
  • Deadline to apply for assistance for fall start date is Jun 15th; winter start date is Oct 15th; spring and summer start dates is Apr 15th
For financial assistance applicant required to provide:
  • Photocopy of recent status card
  • Completed post-secondary application package issued by Batchewana 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
  • Copy of voided cheque or bank information
  • Signed student contract
Toll Free
705-759-7285 - Learning Centre
Web Site
Mailing Address
Batchewana Learning Centre
15 Jean Ave
Sault Ste Marie, ON, P6B 4B1
Jenny Sayers, Secretary and Receptionist
Phone: 705-759-7285 Ext 201; 705-971-9482
Education Director
Shelly Pewapsconias
Phone: 705-759-7285 Ext 213
Documents Required
  • Child's birth certificate/status card and copy of immunization records required at initial school registration
  • Completed application package required for post-secondary support
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
November 14, 2022
Batchewana Learning Centre, 15 Jean Ave
Sault Ste Marie, ON, P6B 4B1
  • Learning Centre is located at Jean Ave in the city of Sault Ste Marie
  • Closest intersection is at Jean Ave and Manitou Dr
  • Situated in the Manitou Park area

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Hours of Operation
0900 to 2000
0900 to 1900
0900 to 2100
0900 to 1600
0900 to 1600

Batchewana Learning Centre: Mon 9 am-4 pm, 5 pm-8 pm; Tue 9 am-4 pm, 5 pm-7 pm; Wed 9 am-4 pm, 6 pm-9 pm; Thu-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Goulais Annex: Mon, Wed 5 pm-9 pm; Tue, Thu 1 pm-5 pm; Fri at Batchewana Learning Centre
Service Area(s)
Batchewana First Nation