Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation

Site: Lac des Milles Lacs Education Centre

Service: IR Churchill Elementary School

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Bimose Tribal Council (BTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) 
Treaty #3 
School named in honour of Irma Churchill, an Elder who was from Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation
Description (Service) Provides an urban First Nation elementary school  
  • Offers a bilingual education program for JK/SK students for 2019/20 school year; approved and inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education 
  • Provides classes for JK-Grade 3 for 2019/2020 school year  
  • Will provide classes up to Grade 8 with a new grade added each year  
  • Provides literacy and numeracy instruction in a choice of English, Anishinabe/Ojibway immersion or Cree immersion classes 
  • Offers cultural and traditional teachings 
  • Focus is on land-based, hands-on outdoor experiential learning
Special Education  
  • Provides special education assistance for students with learning difficulties  
  • Develops an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for each student with annual reviews
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation ; Thunder Bay ; Thunder Bay District
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
Focus is for Indigenous children/youth but non-Indigenous students welcome as well
  • Requires registration; forms available at office or downloadable from website 
  • Must show copy of child's birth certificate/status card (or other satisfactory proof of age) and immunization records
Languages English ; Ojibway
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-699-0233
Fax 807-475-4882
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Primary Contact Vicky Walker, Education Centre Principal, Lac des Mille Lacs Education Centre; Phone: 807-699-0233 ext 802; Email:
Alternate Contact Andy Graham, Education Director; Phone: 807-699-0233 ext 809; Email:
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 2040 Walsh St E
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 4W2
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Intersection Walsh St E and Tarbutt St S
Mailing Address c/o IR Churchill Elementary School 
2040 Walsh St E 
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 4W2
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 2019
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education