Add Record Add Record | Suggest Update | Print Version (New Window)
Description & Services
Public Comments Student body is approximately 34 students
Description (Service) Operates an on-reserve school for elementary and junior high school students within the community 
  • Offers a full curriculum for students from JK-Grade 8  
  • Teaches Native language as a subject course and promotes a sense of pride of heritage 
  • Provides supervised extra-curricular activities  
  • Offers cultural activities and traditional Native teaching as part of regular programs 
  • Operates on a culturally sensitive schedule that allows students to participate in traditional annual events with their families
Special Education  
  • Provides special education assistance for students with learning difficulties 
  • Strives for maximum amount of integration with regular programs
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Temagami First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
Members of Temagami First Nation 
Special Education  
  • Any child with special needs and/or learning difficulties
  • Registration required  
  • Must show copy of child's birth certificate and immunization records
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-237-8982
Fax 705-237-8856
Primary Contact Joan Chalifoux, Teachers Assistant; Email:
Alternate Contact Lynn Mongrain, Education Manager; Email:
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
View Google Map
Mailing Address c/o Laura McKenzie Learning Centre 
General Delivery 
Bear Island, ON P0H 1C0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)