Cat Lake First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Education Department

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Windigo First Nations Council 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9
Description (Service)
  • Provides educational services and supports to elementary and secondary school students living on reserve 
  • Offers Lawrence Wesley Education Centre (formerly Titotay Memorial School) for students from JK to Grade 8, administered by Windigo Education Authority
 
Keewaytinook Internet High School (KiHS) 
  • Uses the Internet as a mode of delivery to offer accredited secondary school courses up to Grade 12 in a classroom setting
 
Distance Education 
  • Administers on-reserve educational instruction and academic upgrading through Wahsa Distance Education by providing classroom instruction from Sioux Lookout via Wawatay Radio to students from Grades 9-12
 
Post Secondary Program (PSP)  
  • Provides financial assistance and academic and social counselling support throughout the school year to post secondary students both on and off the reserve through the Northern Nishnawbe Education Council (NNEC) 
  • Provides assistance for applying/filling out application forms for colleges and universities
Hours School: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm 
Band Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Cat Lake First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
 
  • Members of Cat Lake First Nation 
  • All school aged children and youth living on reserve
 
Post Secondary Program 
  • All Band members regardless of residency are eligible to apply for assistance if attending a post-secondary institution
Application Post Secondary Program 
  • Applications for assistance available on Northern Nishnawbe Education Council website or at office  
  • Deadline to apply for assistance for fall start date is May 30th; January start date is Nov 30th; spring and summer start dates is Apr 15th
 
For financial assistance applicant required to provide: 
  • Photocopy of recent status card  
  • Completed post-secondary application package issued by Cat Lake 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 - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Band Office: 807-347-2102 
Keewaytinook Internet High School (KiHS): 807-347-2425
Fax 807-347-2057
Primary Contact Patricia Oombash, Receptionist and Executive Secretary Assistant; Email: patriciao@catlake.ca
Primary Executive Marie Stewart, Education Director; Phone: 807-347-1072
Alternate Executive Ruby Keesickquayash, Principal, Lawrence Wesley Education Centre; Phone: 807-347-2294 ext 1000 * 807-347-2491
Site Location Community is 180 km N of Sioux Lookout along the N shores of Cat Lake river system
Located In Community Cat Lake First Nation
Address 122 Back Rd
Cat Lake, ON P0V 1J0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Education Authority 
PO Box 80 
Cat Lake, ON P0V 1J0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 1978
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)