Webequie First Nation

Site: Simon Jacob Memorial Education Centre

Service: First Nation School

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations Management 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
Student body of all grades is approximately 200 students
Description (Service) Operates an on-reserve school for elementary and junior high school students from the community 
  • Offers a full curriculum for students from SK-Grade 10  
  • Teaches Native language as a subject course and promotes a sense of pride of heritage  
  • Provides supervised extra-curricular activities  
  • Offers cultural activities and traditional Native teaching as part of regular programs 
  • Participates in the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Canada Program which provides laptops and tablets to each child aged 6-12 years in the school as a learning tool 
  • Operates on a culturally sensitive schedule that allows students to participate in the spring and fall hunts with their families
Special Education 
  • Provides special education assistance for students with learning difficulties 
  • Strives for maximum amount of integration with regular programs
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Webequie First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
Members of Webequie First Nation
Special Education
Any child with special needs and/or learning difficulties
  • Registration required  
  • Must show copy of child's birth certificate/status card and immunization record
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-353-6491
Fax 807-353-1306
Website www.webequie.ca
Primary Contact Mary Gardiner, Prinicipal
Alternate Contact Ennis Jacob, Education Director; Phone: 807-353-9942
Site Location Reserve is 250 km NE of Pickle Lake, 540 km N of Thunder Bay, on northern peninsula of Eastwood Island in Winisk Lake
Located In Community Webequie First Nation
Address Webequie
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Mailing Address c/o Simon Jacob Memorial Education Centre 
PO Box 102 
Webequie, ON P0T 3A0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 1993
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)