Kasabonika Lake First Nation

Site: Chief Simeon McKay Education Centre - Mailing Address

Service: First Nation School

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Shibogama First Nations Council 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
  • School Social Counsellor: Isobel Begg 
  • Student body is approx 304 students
Description (Service) Operates a public on-reserve school for elementary and high school students 
  • Offers a full curriculum for students from Junior Kindergarten (JK) to Grade 12; approved and inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education 
  • Administers the Anishiniimowin Immersion program (Languages Together) which promotes academic learning entirely in Oji-Cree during Kindergarten and evolving into a mostly English curriculum by the time students enter Grade 8  
  • Provides a daily breakfast program for students  
  • Offers a school gymnasium, library, computer lab and an industrial kitchen facility 
  • Offers cultural and traditional outings such as fishing and trapping
Special Education 
  • Provides special education assistance for students with learning difficulties  
  • Strives for maximum amount of integration with regular programs
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Kasabonika Lake First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
Members of Kasabonika Lake First Nation 
Special Education
Any child with special needs and/or learning difficulties
  • Registration required  
  • Must show copy of child's birth certificate/status card and immunization records
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-535-2574
Fax 807-535-1108
E-Mail kaslfn@kasabonika.ca
Website www.kasabonika.ca
Primary Contact Lloyd James McDonald, Principal; Phone: (Cell) 807-738-2658; Email: windsormac@hotmail.com
Alternate Contact Josie Semple, Education Director; Phone: 807-535-2547 ext 236; Email: josies@kasabonika.ca
Site Location Community is approx 448 km NE of Sioux Lookout, on the Asheweig River
Located In Community Kasabonika Lake First Nation
Address Kasabonika, ON P0V 1Y0
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Mailing Address c/o Chief Simeon McKay Education Centre 
PO Box 130 
Kasabonika Lake, ON P0V 1Y0
Physical Access Not Applicable
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)