Northern Nishnawbe Education Council

Site: Northern Nishnawbe Education Council

Service: Post Secondary Student Support Services

Description & Services
Public Comments NOTE: There is no financial support available for childcare
Description (Service)
  • Provides financial, social and academic assistance to First Nations students continuing in post secondary education 
  • Sponsors and supports approved applicants accepted into accredited college and university programs
 
Partial or full financial aid provided for: 
  • Books 
  • Course materials 
  • Tuition and mandatory fees 
  • Living allowance 
  • Travel assistance
 
Support services provided are: 
  • Academic counselling 
  • Career counselling 
  • Social counselling
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Bearskin Lake First Nation ; Cat Lake First Nation ; Deer Lake First Nation ; Fort Severn First Nation ; Kasabonika Lake First Nation ; Keewaywin First Nation ; Kingfisher Lake First Nation ; Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation ; Koocheching First Nation ; Lac Seul ; McDowell Lake First Nation ; Mishkeegogamang First Nation ; Muskrat Dam First Nation ; North Caribou First Nation ; North Spirit Lake First Nation ; Ojibway Nation of Saugeen First Nation ; Pikangikum First Nation ; Poplar Hill First Nation ; Sachigo Lake First Nation ; Sandy Lake First Nation ; Sioux Lookout ; Thunder Bay ; Wapekeka First Nation ; Wawakapewin First Nation ; Wunnumin Lake First Nation ; 23 First Nations communities in the Sioux Lookout District including New Slate Falls
Eligibility Must be a member of one of the 24 First Nation communities in the Sioux Lookout District and continuing education at a Post Secondary institution
 
Each application is individually reviewed for eligibility then assessed for assignment of a priority. All applications for education assistance are considered according to their priority  
  • Priority 1 Returning/continuing successful and new grade 12 graduates  
  • Priority 2 Continuing successful self-funded students who fall under the INAC guidelines  
  • Priority 3 First time grade 12 equivalency (course) mature students  
  • Priority 4 Previously funded unsuccessful students who have sat out for a minimum of two academic years based on the following criteria:
       
    • Length of time away from post secondary  
    • Amount of money spent on a student  
    • Official transcript  
    • A written essay complete with an academic plan
Application Application package available at office or by emailing Program Manager
 
Original funding applications must be completed and submitted to the Sioux Lookout or Thunder Bay site and include the following:  
  • Application for Post Secondary Assistance  
  • Consent for Release of Information  
  • Charter of Student Rights and Responsibilities  
  • Band letter of Support  
  • Offer of Admission  
  • Copy of status card (front and back)  
  • Valid email address  
  • Copy of high school diploma  
  • Official transcript (secondary/post secondary)  
  • Copy of dependent's birth certificate  
  • Record of banking information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, Ojibway, Oji-Cree; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Sioux Lookout Office: 807-737-2002 
Thunder Bay Office: 807-475-5225
Toll Free Phone Sioux Lookout Office: 1-800-465-3626 
Thunder Bay Office: 1-888-203-8312
Fax Sioux Lookout Office: 807-737-1230 or 807-737-2614 
Thunder Bay Office: 807-475-3099
Website www.nnec.on.ca
Primary Executive Katie Brown, Program Manager; Phone: 807-737-2002 ext 2314; Email: kbrown@nnec.on.ca
Alternate Executive Nelson Agustin, Post Secondary Counsellor; Phone: 807-737-2002 ext 2315; Email: nagustin@nnec.on.ca
Located In Community Sioux Lookout
Address 21 King St
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B9
 
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Intersection King St and 6th Ave
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)