Garden River First Nation

Site: Adults in Motion School

Service: Education Unit

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty 
  • Secondary Student Liaison: Phil Jones, 705-946-3933 Ext 209 or 
  • Post Secondary Education Counsellor: Anne Marie Jones, 705-946-3933 Ext 202 or
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 various schools in Sault Ste Marie
Secondary Education 
  • Provides assistance, guidance and referrals to helps with academic issues 
  • Maintains lists of students, addresses and schools attended 
  • Coordinates busing 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 
  • Coordinates an incentive program for school attendance with a monetary prize at year-end
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
Also administers: 
  • Adults In Motion private alternative education school 
  • Library/Resource Centre/Computer Lab
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Garden River First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
  • Members of Garden River First Nation living on the reserve 
  • Programs and services may be extended to others based on resources available and/or program/service guidelines
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 Garden River 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
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-946-3933
Toll Free Phone 1-866-518-7806
Fax 705-946-0413
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Primary Contact Stephanie Jones, Administrative Assistant; Phone: 705-946-3933 ext 208; Email:
Alternate Contact Diane Roach, Education Manager; Phone: 705-946-3933 ext 203; Email:
Site Location Community is along Hwy 17 and St Mary's River, 3 km NE of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Garden River First Nation
Address 48 Syrette Lake Rd
Garden River, ON P6A 7A1
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Intersection Syrette Lake Rd and Hiawatha Dr
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education (MOE) ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)