Batchewana First Nation

Site: Batchewana Learning Centre

Service: Education Department

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty 
  • Boarding Home Coordinator: Lana Jones 705-759-7285 Ext 215 
  • Post Secondary Program: Christine Sayers 705-759-7285 Ext 214 
  • High School/Elementary School Counsellor: Colleen McCabe 705-759-7285 Ext 219
Description (Service)
  • Provides educational services and supports to elementary, secondary and post-secondary school students living on-reserve 
  • Provides bus transportation for elementary and high school students attending schools in Sault Ste Marie
Secondary Education 
  • Provides assistance, counselling and referrals to helps with academic issues 
  • Coordinates bussing schedules for regular school day and after-school activities 
  • Covers some student fees such as lockers, gym fees, extra-curricular activities like music and skiing clubs, and field trip fees for accommodations and food  
  • Provides information on community involvement hours to students about groups looking for volunteer assistance
Boarding Home Program 
  • Coordinates arrangements for boarding homes for students attending White Pines Collegiate & Vocational School in Sault Ste Marie 
  • Provides financial assistance with board and related costs
Post Secondary Education 
  • Provides counselling and guidance in choosing post-secondary field of studies  
  • Provides assistance for applying/filling out application forms for colleges and universities 
  • Provides financial sponsorship support to post secondary students
Hours Batchewana Learning Centre: Mon 9 am-4 pm, 5 pm-8 pm * Tue 9 am-4 pm, 5 pm-7 pm * Wed 9 am-4 pm, 6 pm-9 pm * Thu-Fri 9 am-4 pm 
Goulais Annex: Mon, Wed 5 pm-9 pm * Tue, Thu 1 pm-5 pm * Fri at Batchewana Learning Centre
Areas Served Batchewana First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
Members of Batchewana First Nation 
Post Secondary Education  
All band members regardless of residency are eligible to apply for assistance if attending a post-secondary institution
Application Post Secondary Education 
  • Applications for assistance available on website or at office  
  • Deadline to apply for assistance for fall start date is Jun 15th; winter start date is Oct 15th; spring and summer start dates is Apr 15th
For financial assistance applicant required to provide: 
  • Photocopy of recent status card  
  • Completed post-secondary application package issued by Batchewana First Nation  
  • 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
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-759-7285
Toll Free Phone 1-866-339-3370
Fax 705-759-9982
Primary Contact Jenny Sayers, Secretary and Receptionist; Phone: 705-759-7285 ext 201
Alternate Contact Elaine McDonagh, Education Director; Phone: 705-759-7285 ext 213
Site Location Community is along Hwy 17 on E boundary of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Sault Ste. Marie
Address 15 Jean Ave
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 4B1
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Intersection Jean Ave and Manitou Dr
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)