Garden River First Nation

Site: Adults in Motion School

Service: Adult Education

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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 
Teacher: Bonnie Pregent, 705-946-3933 Ext 213 or
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 Centre (ILC) and the Cooperative Education Program  
  • Native languages courses 
  • Academic counselling and referrals to appropriate agencies as needed  
  • Participation in the mandatory Ontario Secondary Student Literacy Test (OSSLT) program 
  • All necessary school supplies and cost of basic student insurance 
  • A student incentive program for each course completed with a monetary award
Hours Office Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm 
Classes Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-3 pm 
Some evening classes
Areas Served Garden River First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
  • Members of Garden River First Nation living on the reserve 
  • Must provide proof of address
Application Courses require registration 
Initial interview required to: 
  • Determine educational and vocational goals 
  • Review student transcripts 
  • Provide course counselling and course selection 
  • Establish a timetable
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-946-3933
Toll Free Phone 1-866-518-7806
Fax 705-946-0410
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Primary Contact Michelle Thibault, AIM Administrative Assistant; Phone: 705-946-3933 ext 205; Email:
Alternate Contact Natalie Barry, AIM Coordinator and Teacher; Phone: 705-946-3933 ext 206; 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
Established 1998
Funding Regional / Municipal - Garden River First Nation ; Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)