Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation

Site: Multi-Education Centre

Service: Education Department

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Mamaweswen North Shore Tribal Council 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)  
Robinson-Huron Treaty 
  • Waawaasnoode Adult Learning Centre Coordinator is Pamela Sago-Toulouse, phone: 705-865-1475 
  • Secondary Student Support Worker is Christine Toulouse, phone: 705-869-1590 (Espanola High School), 705-865-2421 (Sagamok Band Office) 
  • Post Secondary Student Support Workers are Claudette Jones and Joanne Owl, both at Sagamok Band Office
Description (Service) Provides educational services and supports to elementary, secondary and post-secondary school students  
  • Administers Biidaaban Kinoonagegamik School  
  • Coordinates bus transportation arrangements
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
Waawaasnoode Adult Learning Centre 
  • Provides academic support for individuals aged 16 and over who wish 
    to obtain their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 
  • Offers independent learning courses for students to advance at own pace 
  • Provides assistance through a qualified teacher
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 12:30 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation
Eligibility Members of Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation
Post Secondary Program  
  • Members of Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation both on/off-reserve  
  • Must be continuing education at a post-secondary institution  
  • Financial assistance limited by available funding
Application Post Secondary Program 
  • Applications for assistance available at office and on website 
  • Deadline to apply for assistance for all start dates is Jun 15th 
  • 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
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-865-2421
Toll Free Phone 1-800-567-2896
Fax 705-865-1509
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Primary Executive Anna Marie Abitong, Education Director; Email:
Alternate Executive Jennifer Owl, Student Data Based Management Systems Officer; Email:
Site Location Community is approx 43 km E of Blind River along Hwy 17 on N shore of Lake Huron, 120 km W of Sudbury
Located In Community Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation
Address 4008 Espaniel St
Massey, ON P0P 1P0
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Intersection Espaniel St and Sagamok Rd
Mailing Address c/o Education Department 
PO Box 610 
Massey, ON P0P 1P0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)