M'Chigeeng First Nation

Site: Lakeview Elementary School

Service: First Nation School

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: United Chiefs & Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM)  
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)  
Manitoulin Island Treaty  
Student body is approx 150 students
Description (Service) Provides an elementary on-reserve school for community students  
  • Offers a full curriculum for students from JK to Grade 8; approved and inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education 
  • Provides a full-time Physical Education program and Literacy Resource program 
  • Offers the Anishinabemowin Revival Plan (ARP), an initiative that incorporates daily cultural and Native language into the JK/SK curriculum  
  • Provides a snack program for all students consisting of milk, yogurt and fruit  
  • Offers a school gymnasium, cafeteria, library, and computer room 
  • Participates in Island Soccer tournaments  
  • Provides bus transportation for all students attending the school
Special Education  
  • Provides special education assistance for students with learning difficulties 
  • Develops an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for each student with annual reviews  
  • Strives for maximum amount of integration with regular programs
Hours Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri 8:30 am-3:10 pm * Wed 8:30 am-2:10 pm
Areas Served M'Chigeeng First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
Members of M'Chigeeng 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 (or other satisfactory proof of age) and immunization records
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-377-4988
Fax 705-377-5080
Website www.mchigeeng.ca
Primary Contact Jessie Debassige, Secretary; Email: jessied@lakeviewschool.ca
Site Location Community is located in the centre of Manitoulin Island at the base of West Bay and at the intersection of Hwy 540 & 551
Located In Community M'Chigeeng First Nation
Address 18 Lakeview Dr
M'Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0
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Mailing Address c/o Lakeview School 
PO Box 296 
M'Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)