Sheguiandah First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Education Department

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: United Chiefs & Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Manitoulin Island Treaty
Description (Service) Provides educational services and supports to elementary, secondary and post-secondary school students  
  • Participates in an Education Agreement with the Rainbow District School Board 
  • Coordinates bus transportation to/from schools out of the community with 2 Band-owned buses 
  • Elementary students attend Central Manitoulin Public School in Mindemoya from JK-Grade 8
 
Secondary Education 
  • Provides tuition sponsorship, student activity fees and one-time lock fee for students attending high school at Manitoulin Secondary School (MSS) which is overseen by the Rainbow District School Board 
  • Partners with MSS to inform and prepare students for life at the high school by assisting with timetable choices, meeting with the students and easing the transition through a spring weekend of activities
 
Post Secondary Program (PSP)  
  • Determines funding eligibility and provides financial assistance to post-secondary students 
  • Provides advocacy and liaison services, counselling and other support services throughout the school year 
  • Provides assistance with admissions criteria and applying/filling out application forms for colleges and universities 
  • Recommends education policy amendments as necessary to meet student needs
Hours Mon-Thu 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm * Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Sheguiandah
Eligibility Members of Sheguiandah First Nation
 
Secondary Education 
  • Members of Sheguiandah First Nation residing on-reserve 
  • Must be attending an accredited high school 
  • Must meet academic requirements for secondary program
 
Post Secondary Program  
  • Members of Sheguiandah First Nation both on/off-reserve 
  • Must be continuing education at a post-secondary institution  
  • Financial assistance limited by available funding
Application Secondary Education 
  • Contact Education Counsellor
 
Post Secondary Program 
  • Applications for assistance available at office  
  • Deadline to apply for assistance for all start dates is Mar 30th 
  • All continuing students must reapply each year and provide transcripts from the previous year
 
For financial assistance applicant required to provide:  
  • Photocopy of recent status card  
  • Completed post-secondary application package available at Band Office 
  • 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 705-368-2781
Fax 705-368-3697
E-Mail reception@sheguiandahfn.ca
Primary Contact Crystal Madahbee, Reception; Phone: 705-368-2781 ext 221
Primary Executive Cynthia Trudeau, Education Coordinator; Phone: 705-368-2781 ext 231; Email: cynthia.trudeau@sheguiandahfn.ca
Alternate Executive Carol Aguonie, Education Counsellor; Email: education@sheguiandah.com
Site Location Community is located at NE end of Manitoulin Island, approx 12 km S of Little Current along Hwy 6
Located In Community Sheguiandah
Address 142 Ogemah Miikan
Sheguiandah, ON P0P 1W0
 
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Intersection Ogemah Miikan and Hwy 6
Mailing Address c/o Education Department 
PO Box 101 
Sheguiandah, ON P0P 1W0
Physical Access Fully Accessible ; Elevator to second level
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)