Northern Nishnawbe Education Council

Site: Thunder Bay - Post Secondary Program

Service: Post Secondary Student Support Services

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Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Provides financial, social and academic assistance to First Nations students continuing in post secondary education 
  • Sponsors and supports approved applicants accepted into accredited college and university programs
Partial or entire financial aid provided for: 
  • Books and tuition 
  • Computer hardware/software 
  • Course materials 
  • On-site tutoring 
  • Residence fees 
  • Travel and accommodation
Support services provided are: 
  • Academic counselling 
  • Career counselling 
  • Social counselling
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Bearskin Lake First Nation ; Cat Lake First Nation ; Deer Lake First Nation ; Fort Severn First Nation ; Kasabonika Lake First Nation ; Keewaywin First Nation ; Kingfisher Lake First Nation ; Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation ; Koocheching First Nation ; Lac Seul First Nation ; McDowell Lake First Nation ; Mishkeegogamang First Nation ; Muskrat Dam First Nation ; North Caribou First Nation ; North Spirit Lake First Nation ; Ojibway Nation of Saugeen First Nation ; Pikangikum First Nation ; Poplar Hill First Nation ; Sachigo Lake First Nation ; Sandy Lake First Nation ; Sioux Lookout ; Thunder Bay ; Wapekeka First Nation ; Wawakapewin First Nation ; Wunnumin Lake First Nation ; 24 First Nations communities in the Sioux Lookout District including New Slate Falls
Eligibility Must be a member of one of the 24 First Nations communities in the Sioux Lookout District or Thunder Bay and continuing education at a post secondary institution
Each student must complete and submit: 
  • A Charter of Student Rights and Responsibilities form 
  • A Consent for Release of Information form 
  • Application for Post Secondary Assistance 
  • A letter of recommendation from the Band
Priority #1 is given to: 
  • Continuing successful post secondary students 
  • First-time fundable Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) graduates 
  • First-time fundable high school equivalency (GED) graduates
Priority #2 - #7 applicants are either wait-listed or declined support, depending on available funds
Application Available at office or on website
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, Ojibway, Oji-Cree; available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-475-5225
Toll Free Phone 1-888-203-8312
Fax 807-475-3099
Primary Contact Leona Scanlon, Head Post Secondary Counsellor; Phone: 807-475-5225 ext 3103; Email:
Alternate Contact Cynthia Fiddler, Post Secondary Counsellor; Phone: 807-475-5225 ext 3102; Email:
Site Location North Ward, former Forest Park School
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 270 Windsor St, Upper Level
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 1V6
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Intersection Windsor St and Junot Ave
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Regional / Municipal - Band Offices ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)