Windigo Education Authority

Service: Education Authority

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Description & Services
Public Comments Windigo Education Authority is a member of Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)
Description (Agency) Oversees schools and education programs in four First Nation communities
Description (Service) Oversees schools and education programs in four First Nation communities 
  • Provides the opportunity for collaborative decision-making for all education programs and issues 
  • Works to create improvements in area schools, programs, services, personnel and student performance 
  • Conducts teacher evaluations 
  • Assists with school policy development 
  • Posts teaching jobs online, processes applications and conducts interviews for available positions
Bilingual Education 
  • Supports and encourages the bilingual education program 
  • Strives to enable students to be fully fluent and literate in the Aboriginal language and in English
Special Education 
  • Provides special education programs 
  • Supports fully-integrated programs 
  • Promotes special needs children developing to the maximum of their ability
Administers the following schools: 
  • Bimaychikamah School, Slate Falls 
  • Martin McKay Memorial School, Sachigo Lake 
  • Michikan Lake School, Bearskin Lake 
  • Lawrence Wesley Education Centre, Cat Lake
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Bearskin Lake First Nation ; Cat Lake First Nation ; Sachigo Lake First Nation ; Slate Falls First Nation
Eligibility Member First Nation communities
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, Oji-Cree, Ojibway; available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-737-1585
Fax 807-737-3133
Primary Contact Rachelle Ningewance, Office Assistant; Email:
Primary Executive Russell Wesley, Education Manager
Alternate Executive Brittany Jeffery, Education Director
Located In Community Sioux Lookout
Address 160 Alcona Dr
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1A3
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Intersection Alcona Dr and First Ave N
Mailing Address c/o Education Authority 
PO Box 299 
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1A3
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (21) Other Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 1988
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)