Please Note: Services may be impacted in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Please contact any service prior to visiting in person to receive up to date information on changes to their availability (e.g. hours of operation etc.)

Thessalon First Nation

Education Department

Search Agency Service

Description
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
Mon
0830 - 1600
Tue
0830 - 1600
Wed
0830 - 1600
Thu
0830 - 1600
Fri
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
Eligibility
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
Fees
None
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
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Social Media
Agency Information
View Agency Profile
Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
March 29, 2021