Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve

Site: Wikwemikong High School

Service: Adult Education Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Unaffiliated  
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)  
Manitoulin Island Treaty
Description (Service) Provides alternative education for adult community members to obtain a high school diploma
 
Program objectives are as follows:  
  • Enable students to obtain secondary school credit courses in their home community  
  • Provide an alternative way to earn a provincial high school diploma (Ontario Secondary School Diploma OSSD)  
  • Promote First Nations culture
 
Program offers:  
  • A wide range of course selection delivered through Independent Learning Courses (ILCs), the Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program, Basic Skills upgrading, life skills and field trips  
  • Academic counselling and referrals to appropriate agencies as needed  
  • Participation in the mandatory Ontario Secondary Student Literacy Test (OSSLT) program
 
Student services can include:  
  • All necessary school supplies 
  • Counselling for post-secondary education planning 
  • Individual career planning with Ontario Works representative  
  • Transportation for any student living out of a reasonable walking range to program through Ontario Works 
  • Subsidized childcare, only for the hours a student is in school through Ontario Works
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Wikwemikong
Eligibility
  • Members of Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve wishing to obtain an Ontario Secondary School diploma (OSSD) and/or upgrade education 
  • Student must be 22 years of age or older to register and have been out of school for a minimum of 6 months
Application Registration required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-859-2875
Fax 705-859-2407
E-Mail pcharbonneau@wbe-education.ca
Website www.wbe-education.ca
Primary Contact Peter Charbonneau, Adult Education Program Manager
Primary Executive Dominic Beaudry, Education Director; Phone: 705-859-3834 ext 229; Email: dbeaudry@wbe-education.ca
Site Location Community is approx 50 km S of Little Current along Hwy 6 at E end of Manitoulin Island on N Georgian Bay
Located In Community Wikwemikong
Address 34 Henry St
Wikwemikong, ON P0P 2J0
 
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)