Temagami First Nation

Site: Laura McKenzie Learning Centre

Service: Bear Island Education Authority

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Unaffiliated 
Political Territorial Organization: Independent 
Robinson Huron Treaty
Description (Service)
  • Provides educational services and supports to elementary and secondary school students 
  • Administers Laura McKenzie Learning Centre, a full-curriculum on-reserve elementary/junior high school for students from JK to Grade 8
Secondary Students 
  • Covers transportation costs for students attending Temiskaming District Secondary School in New Liskeard
Provides following support to students attending high school away from their home community 
  • Funding for tuition agreements signed with provincially or federally recognized schools 
  • Funding for boarding arrangements 
  • Assistance in obtaining suitable living arrangements; responsibility is on student/parents to make the arrangements  
  • Encourages academic achievement
Post Secondary Students 
  • 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
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Temagami First Nation
Eligibility Members of Temagami 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 Post Secondary Student Support Program 
  • Applications for assistance available at office  
  • Deadline to apply for assistance is May 31st
For financial assistance applicant required to provide: 
  • Photocopy of recent status card  
  • Completed post-secondary application package issued by Temagami 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
Secondary Students 
  • Policy and details posted on website
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-237-8982
Fax 705-237-8856
E-Mail lmlc@temagamifirstnation.ca
Website www.temagamifirstnation.ca
Primary Contact Lynn Mongrain, Education Manager; Email: Lynn.Mongrain@temagamifirstnation.ca
Alternate Contact Hilary LeFrancois, Office Administrative Support; Email: hilary.lefrancois@temagamifirstnation.ca
Site Location Community is on Bear Island on Lake Temagami, 88 km N of North Bay off Hwy 11
Located In Community Bear Island
Address Bear Island, ON
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Mailing Address c/o Bear Island Education Authority 
General Delivery 
Bear Island, ON P0H 1C0
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)