Fort William First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Education Department - Awards and Bursaries

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Nokiiwin Tribal Council (NTC)  
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)  
Robinson-Superior Treaty
Description (Service) Driver's Education 
  • Provides financial assistance towards the Driver's Education program 
  • Offers full payment for the course to high school students
Elementary/Secondary Students 
  • Provides financial assistance to on-reserve students with the purchase of school supplies and other school related expenses 
  • Assistance may be available to students attending school off-reserve; contact Education Department
Graduation Bursary Awards  
  • Provides incentive to learning by sponsoring graduation bursary awards 
  • Offers awards to graduating high school and post-secondary students
Travel Bursary-School Sanctioned Excursion 
  • Provides financial assistance for secondary and post-secondary students for one-time school excursion 
  • Covers only travel expenses and accommodation; excludes costs of a personal nature such as food and clothing
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Fort William First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up Members of Fort William First Nation
Graduation Bursary Awards
  • All graduating students from high school/college/university are able to apply
  • Awards are based strictly on academic achievement
Application Applications are available for download from website or at Band Office
Driver's Education
  • Arrangements are made to pay associated fees directly to Driver's Education or receipt from successful course completion accepted
  • Does not accept hand-written receipts
Elementary/Secondary Students
  • Submit receipts to Education Department
  • Provides payments twice per year, once in Sept and in Feb
Graduation Bursary Awards
  • Must provide completed application and proof of accomplishment in the form of a transcript or Diploma to the Band Office/Education Department
  • Award bursary is only granted one time per student
Travel Bursary-School Sanctioned Excursion
  • Covers up to 50% of total cost up to a maximum of $1000.00 per student
  • Payments are made directly to the educational institute or travel program
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-623-9543
Toll Free Phone 1-866-892-8687
Fax 807-623-5190
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Primary Contact Myra Bannon, Education Manager; Phone: 807-623-9543 ext 225; Email:
Alternate Contact Britanny Collins, Education Assistant; Phone: 807-623-9543 ext 205
Site Location Fort William Reserve is located on W shore of Lake Superior, south of and adjacent to the city of Thunder Bay
Located In Community Fort William First Nation
Address 90 Anemki Dr, Suite 200
Fort William First Nation, ON P7J 1L3
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Intersection Anemki Dr and Mission Rd
Mailing Address c/o Education, Awards & Bursaries 
90 Anemki Dr, Suite 200 
Thunder Bay, ON P7J 1L3
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Entrance -- Not Accessible; Parking -- Accessible with designated parking spot; Washroom -- Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Regional / Municipal - Fort William First Nation ; Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)