Whitesand First Nation

Site: Education Office - Thunder Bay Site

Service: Education Program

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA) 
Robinson-Superior Treaty
Description (Service) Provides educational services and supports to secondary and post-secondary school students
Secondary Education 
  • Coordinates arrangements for boarding homes for students attending high schools off-reserve, mostly in Thunder Bay 
  • Provides financial assistance with board and related costs 
  • Offers bus transportation for high school students between Whitesand First Nation and schools in Thunder Bay; service provided approximately one weekend per month and all school holidays 
  • Posts bus schedule on website
Post-Secondary Education 
  • Provides financial assistance and academic and social counselling support throughout the school year to post-secondary students 
  • Provides assistance for applying/filling out application forms for colleges and universities
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Whitesand First Nation
  • Members of Whitesand First Nation seeking secondary education 
  • Members of Whitesand First Nation who wish to attend a post-secondary institution 
  • All Band members regardless of residency are eligible to apply for assistance if attending a post-secondary institution
Application Post-Secondary Education 
  • Student must apply and be accepted to institution of choice; registration fee required by applicant but will be refunded after acceptance and copy of receipt 
  • Once accepted, download and complete Post Secondary Application Form
For financial assistance applicant required to provide: 
  • Photocopy of recent status card and birth certificate  
  • Completed post-secondary application package issued by Whitesand 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
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-345-4441
After Hours Phone On-Call worker 807-628-9014
Fax 807-345-4448
E-Mail whitesand_education@shawlink.ca
Website www.whitesandfirstnation.com
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Barbara Ann Wynn, Education Counsellor
Alternate Contact Craig Toset, Acting Band Manager; Phone: 807-583-2671; Email: craig.toset@whitesandfirstnation.com
Site Location Across the street from Dave Knight Optical, one block W of Victoriaville Mall
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 905 Victoria Ave E, Unit 1
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 1B3
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Intersection Victoria Ave E and McKellar St
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 1995
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education (MOE) ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)