Keewaytinook Okimakanak

Site: Balmertown - 10 Mine Rd

Service: Internet High School

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Description & Services
Public Comments All post-secondary student services for Keewaytinook Okimakanak communities are administered through the Northern Nishnawbe Education Council (NNEC)
Description (Service) Offers an online secondary school program through Internet and other communication technologies for Aboriginal youth who wish to remain in their home community 
  • Offers a full Grade 9 and 10 program (academic, applied and locally developed courses) 
  • Offers compulsory and elective courses in Grade 11 and 12 
  • Offers some university preparation courses which allow students to meet requirements to apply directly to university after Grade 12 graduation 
  • Provides courses approved by the Ontario Ministry of Education and is authorized to grant credits leading to Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 
  • Coordinates student participation in extra-curricular activities and community events in most communities
Class procedures are as follows: 
  • Students attend class all day at a designated KiHS classroom in home community 
  • An instructor teaches one subject to all students online 
  • A trained teacher/mentor provides assistance in the classroom 
  • Program is semestered and provides up to 8 credits per year
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm 
Classes: Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Areas Served Bearskin Lake First Nation ; Deer Lake First Nation ; Fort Severn First Nation ; Keewaywin First Nation ; McDowell Lake First Nation ; Mishkeegogamang First Nation ; Neskantaga First Nation ; Nibinamik First Nation ; North Caribou First Nation ; North Spirit Lake First Nation ; Ojibway Nation of Saugeen First Nation ; Poplar Hill First Nation ; Sachigo Lake First Nation
Eligibility Must belong to one of the 13 member First Nations
Application Services are accessed at a local level, contact Band Office/Education Department
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-735-1381
Toll Free Phone 1-800-387-3740
Fax 807-735-3392
Primary Contact Erin Litwin, KiHS Education Secretary; Phone: 807-735-1381 ext 1298; Email:
Alternate Contact Kevin Dempsey, KiHS Principal; Phone: 807-735-1381 ext 1302; Email:
Located In Community Balmertown
Address 10 Mine Rd
Balmertown, ON P0V 1C0
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Mailing Address c/o KiHS 
PO Box 340 
Balmertown, ON P0V 1C0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (21) Other Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)