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Whitefish River First Nation
Education Department

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Provides educational services and supports to elementary, secondary and post-secondary school students
  • Administers Shawanosowe School and Maamwe Kendaasing Childcare Centre
  • Coordinates bus transportation arrangements for children attending AB Ellis Public School, Sacred Heart Elementary School and Espanola High School
  • Collaborates with the regional Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute (KTEI) about educational services

Secondary Education
  • Provides tuition sponsorship, student activity fees and one-time lock fee for students attending high school outside of community, mostly at Espanola High School
  • Provides academic assistance to high school students which may include counselling, homework club, providing references, and/or classroom management

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)Robinson-Huron TreatyEducation Office is in the Administration building next to the Health Centre
Eligibility
Members of Whitefish River First Nation
Post Secondary Program
  • Registered members of Whitefish River First Nation both on/off-reserve
  • Must have been a resident of Canada for a minimum of 12 consecutive months prior to application
  • Must be continuing education at a post-secondary institution
  • Financial assistance limited by available funding
Application Process
Post Secondary Program
  • Applications for assistance available at office and on website
  • Deadline to apply for assistance for all start dates is May 1st
  • 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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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On April 12, 2018

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