Eabametoong First Nation

Site: Eabametoong Education Authority

Service: Education Authority

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations Management 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
Branch Office in Thunder Bay: 1119 Victoria Ave E, Suite 201, Thunder Bay, Ont P7C 1B7; ph 807-623-5973 fx 807-623-8437
Description (Service)
  • Provides educational services and supports to elementary and junior secondary school students living on reserve 
  • Administers the John C Yesno Education Centre
Community-Based Program 
  • Provides satellite and on-reserve post-secondary programs and employment and training opportunities to allow individuals to gain further education from home community 
  • Provides access to distance education through Wahsa programs and courses
Post Secondary Student Program 
  • 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 support to post secondary students both on and off the reserve
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:15 pm
Areas Served Eabamet Lake
  • Members of Eabametoong First Nation
Post-Secondary and Community-Based Program 
  • All band members regardless of residency are eligible to apply for assistance if attending a post-secondary institution 
  • Requires approval of Eabametoong Education Authority Selection Review Committee and is based upon availability of funds received from Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)
Application Post Secondary Student Support Program 
  • Applications for assistance available on website or at office  
  • Deadline to apply for assistance for fall start date is May 1st; January start date is Nov 1st; spring and summer start dates is Mar 1st
For financial assistance applicant required to provide: 
  • Photocopy of recent status card  
  • Completed post-secondary application package issued by Eabametoong 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 807-242-1305
Fax 807-242-1313
Website www.eabametoong.firstnation.ca
Primary Contact Lindsay Yellowhead, Administrative Assistant; Phone: 807-242-1305 ext 21
Alternate Contact Nancy Waswa, Education Director; Phone: 807-242-1305 ext 25; Email: efnea64@gmail.com
Site Location Community is on N shore of Eabamet Lake, 155 km NE of Armstrong, 360 km N of Thunder Bay
Located In Community Eabametoong First Nation
Address John C Yesno Dr
Eabamet Lake, ON
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Mailing Address c/o Education Authority 
PO Box 294 
Eabamet Lake, ON P0T 1L0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)