Couchiching First Nation

Site: Fort Frances - 201 Frog Creek Rd

Service: Education Department

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Pwi-di-goo-zing Ne-yaa-zhing Advisory Services 
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) 
Treaty #3 
Elementary/Secondary Education Counsellor: Jessica Desrosiers, ph 807-274-4551 Ext 233 
Description (Service) Provides educational services and supports to elementary and secondary students living on-reserve and eligible post-secondary school students 
  • Provides bus transportation for elementary and secondary school students living on-reserve to attend schools in Fort Frances 
  • Offers tutoring assistance in the evening 
  • Provides a quiet place and use of computers for completing homework; assistance with homework available 
  • Liaises with school staff and parents to enhance students success 
  • Provides eligible special needs children with teacher's aides to assist while the student is attending provincial school
Post Secondary Student Support Program 
  • Provides counselling and guidance in choosing post-secondary field of studies 
  • Provides support for applying/filling out application forms for colleges/universities 
  • Provides financial support to eligible post secondary students both on and off the reserve
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:45 am-9 pm, Sun 11 am-6 pm 
Tutoring: As requested by students
Areas Served Couchiching First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
  • All school aged children and youth living on-reserve 
  • Any registered Band member pursuing further education
Post Secondary Student Support Program 
All Band members regardless of residency are eligible to apply for assistance
Application Tutoring and homework assistance available upon request 
Post Secondary Student Support Program 
  • Applications for assistance available on website or at office 
  • Deadline to apply for assistance for fall start date is June 1st; January start date is Oct 15th
For financial assistance applicant required to provide: 
  • Photocopy of recent status card  
  • Completed post-secondary application package issued by Couchiching 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
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-4551
Toll Free Phone 1-888-581-0250
Fax 807-274-6458
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Primary Contact Joanne Bruyere, Education Manager; Phone: 807-274-4551 ext 240; Email:
Alternate Contact Rachel Bruyere-Spuzak, Post Secondary Education Counselor; Phone: 807-274-4551 ext 243; Email:
Site Location Community is off Hwy 11 on SW shore of Rainy Lake, approx 2 mi E of Fort Frances
Located In Community Couchiching First Nation
Address Multi-Use Facility
201 Frog Creek Rd, Golf Course
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M3
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Intersection Hwy 11 and Frog Creek Rd
Mailing Address c/o Couchiching First Nation Education Department 
RR 2, RMB 2027 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M3
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)