Bimose Tribal Council

Site: Kiizhik Education Centre

Service: Urban First Nation Elementary School

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Description & Services
Public Comments To register child for classes contact Bimose Tribal Council at 807-468-5551
Description (Service) Provides an urban Anishinaabe immersion First Nation elementary school  
  • Governed by the Kiizhik Education Corporation 
  • Offers a full curriculum for students from JK to Grade 5; approved and inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education  
  • Provides instruction in literacy and numeracy in English and all other programs in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibway language) 
  • Offers cultural and traditional teachings 
  • Offers a school gymnasium, cafeteria, library, and computer room
Special Education  
  • Provides special education assistance for students with learning difficulties  
  • Develops an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for each student with annual reviews
Administers a satellite school location in Northwest Angle 33 (NWA33) First Nation
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-12:30 pm, 1:30 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Dalles First Nation - Ochiichagwe'Babigo'Ining Ojibway Nation ; Grassy Narrows First Nation ; Kenora ; Northwest Angle 33 First Nation ; Shoal Lake 39 First Nation ; Washagamis Bay First Nation - Obashkaandagaang First Nation ; Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation ; Whitefish Bay First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
Students who are members of any of the Kenora area First Nations either living on-reserve or in the city of Kenora; non-Indigenous students are welcome as well
Special Education 
  • Any child with special needs and/or learning difficulties  
  • Strives for maximum amount of integration with regular programs
  • Requires registration; forms available at office or on website 
  • Must show copy of child's birth certificate/status card (or other satisfactory proof of age) and immunization records
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
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Contact Information
Office Phone 807-548-4912
Fax 807-548-5917
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Primary Contact Rene Downwind, School Secretary; Phone: 807-548-4912 ext 1001
Alternate Contact Ryan White, Principal; Phone: 807-548-4912 ext 1002; Email:
Site Location On the site of the former Our Lady of the Valley School
Located In Community Kenora
Address 1450 Valley Dr
Kenora, ON P9N 3Y4
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Intersection Valley Dr and Airport Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (21) Other Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)