Secondary Students Services Program

Secondary Student Services Coordinator
Connie Salkey

Program Overview: Support, mentoring, advocacy, referrals and financial assistance are provided to secondary students by the Secondary Student Services Coordinator (SSSC) throughout the school year.  The SSSC is employed by the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Board of Education. Accommodation and outreach are achieved by established dates at St. Mary’s High School (SMHS) in Owen Sound and Peninsula Shores District School (PSDS) in Wiarton. The SSSC supports secondary students and encourages them to work towards obtaining their Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Certificate of Completion. Secondary students are provided a variety of supports consisting of the following: Student assistance, Transportation, Honor Roll and student fees. [See full policy]

For eligibility, please note: Policy No: S.S.S. No. 4.01.01 – The Board shall provide assistance to Band Member secondary students who reside on the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation reserve. Other First Nation Band members and non-band members who are residing on the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation territory are entitled to transportation and tuition only. Non-Members must secure residency via a B.C.R. from Chief and Council.  Band Members residing in Neyaashiinigmiing are entitled to assistance if enrolled in the Bluewater District School Board (PSDS) or the Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board (SMHS). A “Release of Information Consent Contract" is provided to students and parents which, when signed, acknowledges that the SSSC has access to the above files. Students and parents that do not wish to sign the consent form should present the SSSC with proper documentation that indicates that the student is eligible for student assistance such as confirmation of enrollment, attendance and report cards.

Please contact the SSSC for a copy of the Secondary Student Services Policy. If you need further assistance, you can email nawashed.edcounsellor@gbtel.ca or speak with the SSSC at one of the places and times below.

The Secondary Student Services Coordinator's schedule of availability:

  • Mondays: Board of Education Office (519-534-0882) Neyaashiinigmiing.
  • Tuesdays & Thursday’s: Peninsula Shores District School (519-534-2205  ext. 612) Wiarton, ON.
  • Wednesdays & Fridays: St. Mary’s High School (519-376-4278) Owen Sound, ON.
  • Weekdays 8:30 - 4:30, by cell 519-375-0334.

Notice of Reminders: 

  • Please remember to collect your student volunteer hours.