Wahnapitae First Nation

Site: Centre of Excellence

Service: Education Services

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations (WBAFN) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty
Description (Service) Provides educational services and supports to elementary, secondary and post-secondary school students 
  • Works directly with administration and staff in relation to the needs of all individual students 
  • Supports the work of the different schools student success programs 
  • Provides bus transportation for elementary, middle and high school students attending various schools in the Sudbury Catholic District School Board and the Rainbow District School Board
Secondary Education 
  • Provides assistance, guidance and referrals to helps with academic issues 
  • Maintains lists of students, addresses and schools attended 
  • Acts as the liaison at meetings between school personnel and parents/guardians to address school issues 
  • Investigates referrals of all students who have two or more non-excused absences and/or are at risk of losing a credit  
  • Assists students with transition from one school to another  
  • 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
Special Education  
  • Provides special education assistance for students with learning difficulties  
  • Develops Individual Education Plans (IEP) for each student to identify needs 
  • Meets with students, parents, teachers and support staff to ensure optimal communication
Hours Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8 am-11 am
Areas Served Wahnapitae First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
Members of Wahnapitae First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-858-0610
Fax 705-858-5570
Primary Contact Marilyn Nicholls, Education Officer; Phone: 705-858-0610 ext 209; Email: marilyn.nicholls@wahnapitaefn.com
Alternate Contact Myles Tyson, School Transportation; Email: busing@wahnapitaefn.com
Site Location Community is approx 50 km N of Sudbury, near Capreol on NW shores of Wanapitei Lake
Located In Community Wahnapitae First Nation
Address 259 Taighwenini Trail Rd
Capreol, ON P0M 1H0
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)