Mushkegowuk Council

Site: Mushkegowuk Council

Service: Omushkego Education

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Record #: COC0609 Last Modified: 05 Oct 2014 Last Full Update: 29 Aug 2014
Description & Services
Public CommentsOmushkego 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 8:30 am-5 pm
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
EligibilityMust be one of the member First Nations within the Mushkegowuk Territory
Post Secondary Program
Must be continuing education at a post-secondary institution 
ApplicationServices are accessed at a local level, contact community Band Office
LanguagesEnglish ; Interpretive Services - Cree, Ojibway, Oji-Cree, Metis; available upon request
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone705-658-4222
Primary ContactVeronica Gunner, Administrative Assistant; Phone: 705-658-4222 ext 119; Email:
Primary ExecutiveIrene Tomatuk, Director of Education; Phone: 705-658-4222 ext 121; Email:
Alternate ExecutiveDoug M Cheechoo, Post Secondary Program Counsellor, Mushkegowuk Tribal Council, 36 Birch St S location; Phone: 705-268-3594; Fax: 705-268-3282; Email:
Located In CommunityMoose Factory
Address12 Centre Rd
Moose Factory, ON P0L 1W0
IntersectionCentre Rd & Clarke St
Mailing AddressPO Box 370 
Moose Factory, ON P0L 1W0
AccessibilityNot Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status(21) Other Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
FundingProvincial ; Federal - Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada (AANDC)