Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation

Site: Waabshki Penasi School

Service: Wabigoon Lake Education

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Bimose Tribal Council (BTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) 
Treaty #3
Description (Service) Provides educational services and supports to elementary and secondary school students living on-reserve  
  • Administers Wabshki-Penasi Community School for students from JK-Grade 8 
  • Provides bus transportation for high school students to attend off-reserve schools in Dryden
Post Secondary Student Support Program  
  • Provides financial support to post secondary students attending college/university off-reserve  
  • Provides assistance for applying/filling out application forms for colleges and universities
Alternative Education  
  • Administers on-reserve educational instruction and academic upgrading through the Seven Generations Education Institute  
  • Provides class instruction at the secondary, post-secondary and vocational levels
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Wabigoon Lake First Nation
Eligibility Members of Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation 
  • All school aged children and youth living on reserve  
  • Any individual living on reserve and pursuing further education
Post Secondary Student Support Program 
  • All Band members regardless of residency are eligible to apply for assistance if attending a post-secondary institution 
  • Financial assistance limited by available funding and number of applicants
Alternative Education
On-reserve individuals 14 years of age and over
Application Post Secondary Student Support Program 
  • Applications for assistance available at office 
  • Deadline to apply for assistance for fall start date is May 31st
Application Package consists of: 
  • Post Secondary Assistant Application 
  • Declaration Information 
  • Release of Information 
  • Direct Deposit Consent
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibwe, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-938-6825
Fax 807-938-6813
E-Mail apitchenese.wps@bimose.ca
Website www.waabshkipenasi.com
Primary Contact Donna Chief, Education Director
Alternate Contact Gigolyk, Principal, Waabshki Penasi School; Email: jgigolyk.wps@bimose.ca
Site Location Community is approx 19 km SE of Dryden, 2 km S off TransCanada Hwy 17, along both shores of Dinorwic Lake
Located In Community Wabigoon Lake First Nation
Address Wabshki-Penasi School
Site 112
Dinorwic, ON P0V 1P0
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Mailing Address c/o Wabigoon Lake Education 
PO Box 300 
RR 1 Site 115 
Dryden, ON P8N 2Y4
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)