Mushkegowuk Council

Site: Mushkegowuk Council

Service: Omushkego Education

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Record #: COC0609 Last Modified: 19 Feb 2014 Last Full Update: 30 Jul 2012
Description & Services
Public Comments
  • Post Secondary Program counsellor: Doug Cheechoo, 1046 Denise St, Timmins, Ont P4P 1B7; 705-360-1938 (ph); 705-360-1930 (fax); 
  • Omushkego Education Student Services: Bernice Kapashesit, 705-658-4222 Ext 120 (ph); 705-658-4250 (fax);
  • DescriptionAssists member First Nations with programs and services in the education system of their community

  • Promotes, develops and implements regional Cree language and culture curriculum
  • Provides advisory services for education authorities and departments, daycare centres and community schools
  • Aims to prepare youth for full and meaningful participation in society by providing the best possible educational opportunities
  • Posts available teaching and education related jobs within member communities online
  • Administers regional project funds such as Summer Science Camps

    Provides following services:
  • Planning of programs and curriculum including special needs
  • Planning of new schools and changes to existing schools
  • Providing administration and teacher evaluations
  • Ensuring First Nations content and perspectives in programs and curriculum
  • Updating policies for boards and schools

    Post Secondary Program
  • Collaborates with band administration to determine successful candidates for available post secondary funding
  • Provides applications for financial assistance through Band Office or on community websites
  • Maintains a monitoring system to enable student, post secondary counsellors and community to work together to assist student in achieving graduation

    Omushkego Education Student Services
  • Provides supports and individual counselling to assist students to succeed in achieving graduation
  • Coordinates student success planning sessions with each student upon request
  • Offers tutoring and services of a literacy coach
  • HoursMon-Fri 8:30am-5pm
    Areas ServedAttawapiskat First Nation ; Chapleau Cree First Nation ; Fort Albany First Nation ; Kashechewan First Nation ; Missanabie Cree First Nation ; Moose Cree First Nation ; Taykwa Tagamou First Nation
  • Must be one of the member First Nations within the Mushkegowuk Territory

    Post Secondary Program
  • Must be continuing education at a post-secondary institution
  • Application
  • Services are accessed at a local level, contact Band Office
  • LanguagesEnglish ; Interpretive Services - Cree, Ojibway, Oji-Cree, Metis; available upon request
    Contact Information
    Office Phone705-658-4222
    Primary ExecutiveIrene Tomatuk, Director of Education; Phone: 705-658-4222 ext 121
    Alternate ExecutiveVeronica Gunner, Administrative Assistant; Phone: 705-658-4222 ext 119; Email:
    Located In CommunityMoose Factory
    Address12 Centre Rd
    Moose Factory, ON P0L 1W0
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    IntersectionCentre Rd & Clarke St
    Mailing AddressPO Box 370 
    Moose Factory, ON P0L 1W0
    AccessibilityNot Accessible
    Other Details
    Service Level(21) Other Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
    FundingProvincial ; Federal - Indian & Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)
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