Thessalon First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Education Department

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty
Description (Service) 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 Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Thessalon First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
 
Members of Thessalon First Nation 
Post Secondary Education  
  • All Band members regardless of residency are eligible to apply for assistance if attending a post-secondary institution
Application 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
Languages English ; Interpretive Services
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-842-2323
Fax 705-842-2332
Website www.thessalonfirstnation.ca
Primary Executive Darlene Monette, Education Coordinator; Phone: 705-842-2323 ext 23; Email: dmonette.tfn@vianet.ca
Alternate Executive Laura Lewis, Student Support Worker; Email: llewis.tfn@vianet.ca
Site Location Community is on N shore of Lake Huron, 12 km E of town of Thessalon and 103 km SE of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Thessalon
Address 40 Sugarbush Rd, RR 2
Thessalon, ON P0R 1L0
 
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Intersection Sugarbush Rd and Hwy 17
Mailing Address c/o Education Department 
Box 9 
RR 2 
Thessalon, ON P0R 1L0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education (MOE) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)