Nipissing First Nation

Site: Garden Village - 70 Semo Rd

Service: Education Department

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations (WBAFN) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson Huron Treaty 
Post Secondary Education Support Worker: Tracy Hanzlik, email:, ph: 705-753-6995 Ext 3014
Description (Service) Provides educational services and supports to elementary and secondary school students 
  • Provides bus transportation for students from JK to Grade 8 to attend school off reserve 
  • Administers Nbisiing Secondary School, a full-curriculum on-reserve high school for students from Grade 9-12
Post Secondary Student Support Program 
  • Provides counselling and guidance in choosing post-secondary field of studies  
  • Provides assistance for applying/filling out application forms for colleges and universities 
  • Provides financial support to post secondary students both on and off the reserve
Homework Assistance Club for Kids (HACK) 
  • Sponsors a club for assisting students from all grades with after school homework 3 nights per week during the school year 
  • Receives tutoring assistance from Nipissing University attendees studying in the Faculty of Education
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm 
Homework Assistance Club: hours vary, contact office
Areas Served Nipissing District ; Nipissing First Nation
Eligibility Members of Nipissing First Nation 
Post Secondary Student Support Program  
  • All band members regardless of residency are eligible to apply for assistance if attending a post-secondary institution 
  • Based upon availability of funds received from Indian & Northern Affairs Canada
Application Check with Education Department for bus transportation schedules; does not provide transportation to all schools 
Post Secondary Student Support Program 
  • Applications for assistance available at office  
  • Deadline to apply for assistance is May 25th
For financial assistance applicant required to provide: 
  • Photocopy of recent status card  
  • Completed post-secondary application package issued by Nipissing First Nation 
  • Letter of acceptance from post-secondary institution  
  • Transcripts from high school and any previous academic institutions  
  • Detailed letter of intent with program information  
  • Copy of voided cheque or bank information  
  • Signed student contract
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-753-6995
Fax 705-753-5827
Primary Contact Charlene Bellefeuille, Education Administrative Assistant; Phone: 705-753-6995 ext 6995; Email:
Alternate Contact Nancy Allaire, Director of Education; Phone: 705-753-6995 ext 3013; Email:
Site Location Community is approx 37 km W of North Bay off Hwy 17 at Dutrisac Rd, Sturgeon Falls
Located In Community Garden Village
Address 70 Semo Rd
Garden Village, ON P2B 3K2
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Mailing Address c/o Education Department 
36 Semo Rd 
Garden Village, ON P2B 3K2
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)