Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation 
Primary Tribal Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9
Description (Service)
  • Provides educational services and supports to elementary, secondary and post-secondary school students living on reserve 
  • Provides bus transportation for elementary students attending Joseph H Kennedy Public School in Matheson and for high school students attending Iroquois Falls High School in Iroquois Falls
 
Secondary Education 
  • Provides assistance, guidance and referrals to helps with academic issues 
  • Maintains lists of students, addresses and schools attended 
  • Coordinates bussing schedules for regular school day and after-school activities 
  • Covers some student fees such as lockers, gym fees, extra-curricular activities like music and skiing clubs, and field trip fees for accommodations and food  
  • Provides information on community involvement hours to students about groups looking for volunteer assistance
 
Post Secondary Education  
  • Provides counselling and guidance in choosing post-secondary field of studies  
  • Provides assistance for applying/filling out application forms for colleges and universities 
  • Provides financial sponsorship support to post secondary students
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Wahgoshig First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
 
Members of Wahgoshig First Nation 
Post Secondary Education  
  • All band members regardless of residency are eligible to apply for assistance if attending a post-secondary institution
Application Post Secondary Education 
  • Applications for assistance available at office  
  • Deadline to apply for assistance for fall start date is Jun 15th; winter start date is Oct 15th; spring and summer start dates is Feb 15th
 
For financial assistance applicant required to provide: 
  • Photocopy of recent status card  
  • Completed post-secondary application package issued by Wahgoshig First Nation  
  • 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 - Cree, Algonquin Cree, French; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-273-1065
E-Mail wfneducation@wahgoshigfirstnation.com
Website www.wahgoshigfirstnation.com
Primary Contact Margaret Edwards, Education Officer; Phone: 705-273-1065; Email: wfneducation@wahgoshigfirstnation.com
Site Location Reserve is 6 km off Hwy 101 approx 45 km E of Matheson, on S shore of Lake Abitibi
Located In Community Wahgoshig First Nation
Address 130 Concession Rd, Wahgoshig First Nation, RR 3
Matheson, ON P0K 1N0
 
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Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education (MOE) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)