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Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory
Board of Education

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  • Provides educational services and supports to nursery, elementary, secondary and post-secondary school students of Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve
  • Prepares education budgets and develops education policies to meet the needs of the community
  • Provides bus transportation for community students
  • Hosts an annual career fair for all students
  • Supports community students competing in science competitions in southern Ontario
  • Provides information on community involvement hours to students about groups looking for volunteer assistance
  • Partners with McMaster University in the Come Explore Medicine program
  • Receives and resolves complaints and disputes related to any education matters

Administers the following:
  • Hub Centre Day Care and Nursery School
  • Junior School (JK-Grade 4)
  • Pontiac School (Grade 5-8)
  • Wikwemikong High School (Grade 9-12)

Oversees the following departments:
  • Adult Education Program
  • Anishinabe Curriculum Department
  • First Nation Student Success Program

Post Secondary Counselling Unit (PSCU)
  • Provides counselling and guidance in choosing post-secondary field of studies
  • Provides forms and assistance for applying/filling out application forms for colleges and universities
  • Provides financial sponsorship support to post secondary students

Special Education
  • Provides special education assistance for students with learning difficulties in all 3 community schools
  • Offers services through two Special Education Resource Teachers (SERT), one for Grades K-6 and one for Grades 7-12
  • Develops an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for each student with annual reviews
  • Strives for maximum amount of integration with regular programs
Comments
Tribal Council: Unaffiliated Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) Manitoulin Island Treaty
  • Maintenance Department, ph: 705-859-3134 fx: 705-859-2748 Manager-Brian Assinewai
  • School and Bus cancellations posted on website
  • Post Secondary Counselling Unit contacts: Nicole Peltier ph: 705-859-2010 Ext 228; email: npeltier@wbe-education.ca and Rona George ph: 705-859-2010 Ext 227; email: rgeorge@wbe-education.ca
  • Wikwemikong Board of Education provides services for a collective student body of approx 1,000 students
Eligibility
Members of Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve
Post Secondary Counselling Unit
  • All registered Band members of Wikwemikong are eligible to apply for assistance if attending a post-secondary institution
  • Applications will be considered based on eligibility and availability of funds
  • The program of study must be recognized as a post-secondary program by accredited academic institution recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development
Special Education
Any child with special needs and/or learning difficulties

Age Requirements: Ages: 4 year(s) and up;
Application Process
Registration required at all schools; details listed individually for each school
Post Secondary Counselling Unit
  • Educational assistance package available at PSCU Office and on website
  • Continuing students must reapply for funding each year
  • Deadline to apply for all academic studies: Jun 1st or Fri prior if Jun 1st is on weekend
For financial assistance applicant required to provide:
  • Photocopy of recent status card
  • Completed post-secondary application package issued by Wikwemikong Board of Education
  • Letter of acceptance from post-secondary institution
  • Tuition fee statements/invoices
  • Course registration/class schedule
  • Transcripts from high school and any previous academic institutions
  • Detailed letter of intent with program information
  • Bank information for direct deposit only
  • Signed student contract
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On August 27, 2018

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