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Thessalon First Nation

Education Department

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Provides educational services and supports to elementary, secondary and post-secondary school students living on reserve
  • Provides bus transportation for elementary and junior students (JK-Gr 6) attending Thessalon Public School (about a 15-minute ride)
  • Provides bus transportation for junior and high school students (Gr 7-12) attending Central Algoma Secondary School (CASS) in Desbarats (about a 45-minute ride from reserve)
Secondary Education
  • Provides assistance, guidance and referrals to helps with academic issues
  • Maintains lists of students, addresses and schools attended
  • 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
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
Hours of Operation
0830 - 1600
0830 - 1600
0830 - 1600
0830 - 1600
0830 - 1600

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Summer Hours: Mon-Thu 8:30 am-12:30 pm, 1 pm-4 pm; Fri 8:30 am-1 pm
Members of Thessalon 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
Registration required for which school child is attending outside the community
Post Secondary Education
  • Applications for assistance available 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 Thessalon 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
Documents Required
  • Child's birth certificate/status card and copy of immunization records required for iniital school registration
  • Completed application package required for post-secondary support
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(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
March 29, 2021