Mushkegowuk Council

Site: Mushkegowuk Council

Service: Omushkego Education

Description & Services
Public Comments Omushkego Education Student Services: Bernice Kapashesit, 705-658-4222 Ext 120 (ph); 705-658-4250 (fax);
Description (Service) Assists 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
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Attawapiskat 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
Eligibility 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 community Band Office
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, Ojibway, Oji-Cree, Metis; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-658-4222
Fax 705-658-4250
Primary Contact Veronica Gunner, Administrative Assistant; Phone: 705-658-4222 ext 119; Email:
Primary Executive Irene Tomatuk, Director of Education; Phone: 705-658-4222 ext 121; Email:
Alternate Executive Doug 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 Community Moose Factory
Address 12 Centre Rd
Moose Factory, ON P0L 1W0
Intersection Centre Rd and Clarke St
Mailing Address PO Box 370 
Moose Factory, ON P0L 1W0
Accessibility Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (21) Other Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC)