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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, renamed Maamwe Kendaasing Early Learning and Innovation 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
Hours of Operation
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630

Sep-Jun: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Jul-Aug: Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Members of Whitefish River First Nation 4 years of age and older

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
Documents Required
    Child's birth certificate/status card and copy of immunization records required for inital school registration
  • Completed application package required for post-secondary support
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Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
February 4, 2021