Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation

Site: Multi-Educational Centre

Service: Waawaasnoode Adult Learning Centre

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Mamaweswen North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty
Description (Service) Provides alternative education for adult community members to obtain a high school diploma
Program objectives are as follows:  
  • Enable students to obtain secondary school credit courses in their home community  
  • Provide an alternative way to earn a provincial high school diploma (Ontario Secondary School Diploma OSSD)  
  • Promote First Nations culture
Program offers:  
  • A wide range of course selection delivered through Independent Learning Courses (ILCs), the Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program, Basic Skills upgrading, life skills and field trips
  • Academic counselling and referrals to appropriate agencies as needed  
  • Participation in the mandatory Ontario Secondary Student Literacy Test (OSSLT) program
Student services can include:  
  • All necessary school supplies 
  • Counselling for post-secondary education planning 
  • Individual career planning with Ontario Works representative 
  • Free tutoring  
  • Transportation for any student living out of a reasonable walking range to program through Ontario Works 
  • Subsidized childcare, only for the hours a student is in school through Ontario Works
Hours Office Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm 
Students Mon-Fri 9 am-3 pm 
Tutoring Wed 6 pm-8 pm
Areas Served Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation
  • Members of Sagamok Anishnawbek wishing to obtain an Ontario Secondary School diploma (OSSD) and/or upgrade education  
  • Student must be 18 years of age or older to register and have been out of school for a minimum of 6 months
Application Registration required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-865-1475
Fax 705-865-3276
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Primary Contact Marjorie Southwind, Adult Learning Principal; Phone: 705-865-2421 ext 246; Email:
Alternate Contact Mark Aizenberg, Adult Learning Teacher; Phone: 705-865-2421 ext 282; Email:
Primary Executive Anna Marie Abitong, Education Director; Phone: 705-865-2421 ext 227; Email:
Alternate Executive Claudette Jones, Executive Assistant; Phone: 705-865-2421 ext 235; 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 Rd
Massey, ON P0P 1P0
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Intersection Espaniel Rd and Sagamok Rd
Mailing Address c/o Waawaasnoode Learning Centre 
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)