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Description & Services
Description (Service) Assists member First Nations with programs and services in the education system of their community 
  • Aims to prepare youth for full and meaningful participation in society by providing the best possible educational opportunities 
  • Posts available teaching and education related jobs within member communities online 
  • Participates in the Pathways to Achieve Student Success (PASS) program, an initiative to assess and track student achievement in the areas of literacy, numeracy and student success
Provides following services: 
  • Planning of programs and curriculum including special needs 
  • Planning of new schools and changes to existing schools 
  • Providing administration and teacher evaluations 
  • Ensuring First Nations content and perspectives in programs and curriculum 
  • Updating policies for boards and schools
Post Secondary Program 
  • Collaborates with Band Administration to determine successful candidates for available post secondary funding  
  • Provides applications for financial assistance through Band Office or on community websites 
  • Maintains a monitoring system to enable student, post secondary counsellors and community to work together to assist student in achieving graduation
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Aroland First Nation ; Constance Lake First Nation ; Eabametoong First Nation ; Ginoogaming First Nation ; Long Lake 58 First Nation ; Marten Falls First Nation ; Neskantaga First Nation ; Nibinamik First Nation ; Webequie First Nation
Eligibility Must belong to one of the member First Nations within Matawa Territory
Post Secondary Program
Must be continuing education at a post-secondary institution
Application Services are accessed at a local level, contact Band Office
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, Ojibway; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-768-3300
Toll Free Phone 1-800-463-2249
Fax 807-768-3301
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Primary Executive Sharon Nate, Education Manager; Phone: 807-768-3300 ext 3303; Email:
Alternate Executive Georgette O'Nabigon, Post Secondary Coordinator; Phone: 807-768-3300 ext 3304; Email:
Site Location North Ward
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 28 Cumberland St N, Suite 500, 5th Fl
Thunder Bay, ON P7A 4K9
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Intersection Cumberland St N and Van Norman St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (21) Other Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 1988
Funding Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)