Mississauga First Nation

Site: Education Department

Service: Education Services

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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 
Mississauga First Nation provides bus transportation for high school students; MacIver's provides bus transportation for elementary students
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 Blind River Public School, St Mary's Separate School and WC Eaket Secondary School in Blind River
Native Student Traditional Mentoring 
  • Provides incentives for students to complete Grade 12 
  • Offers counselling and guidance to help students prepare for college/university
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
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: 
  • Adult Education Centre 
  • Enjikendaasaang Learning Centre (Literacy and Basic Skills) 
  • Mississauga First Nation Library
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Mississauga First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
Members of Mississauga 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 Mississauga 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 Main 705-356-1621 
Toll Free Phone 1-877-356-3197
Fax 705-356-1867
Website www.mississaugi.com
Primary Contact Debbie Mayer, Education Director; Phone: 705-356-1621 ext 2300 * 705-356-1159; Email: debbiemayer@mississaugi.com
Site Location Community is along Hwy 17 on N shore of Lake Huron near town of Blind River, 130 km E of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Blind River
Address 154 Village Rd
Blind River, ON P0R 1B0
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Mailing Address c/o Education Department 
PO Box 1299 
Blind River, ON P0R 1B0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)