ELC Seeking Language Speakers

The ELC Partnership is seeking Language Speakers to be involved in the community language revitalization strategy.

If you are fluent in Ojibway, Anishnaabemowin, and are interested in sharing your advice, guidance and direction, please contact the ELC Partnership

To reach the ELC, call the Board of Education office at 519-534-0882, and leave your name and contact information for Jessica Keeshig-Martin. You can also e-mail Jessica at biidaabinokwejkm@gmail.com.

Note that the Board of Education office will be closed as of December 21, 2020, and will reopen January 4, 2021.

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NEDAP Applications Now Being Accepted

The Nawash Education Diversity Assistance Program (NEDAP) is accepting applications from Tuesday, December 15, 2020 until Friday, January 15, 2021, 11:59 PM. Late applications will not be accepted.

The NEDAP provides financial assistance, subject to the availability of funding, to eligible Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation band members, in pursuit of diversified education and skills development opportunities. Note that the NEDAP is not a full-funding program.

To learn more about the program details, please read the NEDAP Policy document, available online from our webpage at https://www.nawash.ca/education.

You can download the printable PDF application form from the same page. If you don’t have access to a printer, paper copies of the NEDAP application are available from the Board of Education office during regular business hours.

Interested applicants may submit their sealed applications to the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Board of Education by email to: nawashed.nedap@gbtel.ca, or by mail or delivery to the Board of Education office during regular business hours. Our address is: Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Board of Education, 6 Harbour Road, Neyaashiinigmiing, ON, N0H 2T0. 

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ELC December 2020 Update

The Education, Language and Culture Partnership was created to improve coordination among Chippewas of Nawash educational programs and services, with a particular focus on Anishnaabemowin and the Anishnaabeg worldview and culture. The ELCP has been very busy and has prepared a communique to update the community on their activities to date and plans for the future.

Ontario Financial Support for Young Learners

With the ongoing pandemic putting financial strain on many Ontarians, the Ontario government is offering financial support to parents and caregivers of children to offset increased educational costs.

The program offers families $200 for each child, ages 0 – 12 years, and $250 for each child with special needs, ages 0 – 21 years. School enrollment is not a factor. All children are eligible, based on age, even if they are in daycare, homeschooled, or just staying home during the pandemic.

Details of the program, and the online application form, are available here.

The application deadline is January 15, 2021.

Note that when completing the application for children attending Kikendaasogamig Elementary, or other First Nations school, choose the option:

  • My child is not enrolled in either public or private school

You will then be given the option to select:

  • My child is attending a First Nation operated or Federally-operated school

Free Driver’s Training Course

The Adult Learning Centre is offering a free four-week Driver’s Training Course to prepare new drivers to take the test for a Graduated Driver’s License Part One (G1)! The cost of the written G1 test will be covered for those who register and successfully complete the four-week program.

The course will hold one class per week at the Native Child Welfare Centre, on the schedule below.

Location: Native Child Welfare
Date 1: Wednesday, November 25th, 9:30am until 12:00pm (double-session)
Date 2: Wednesday December 2nd, 10:00am-11:30am
Date 3: Wednesday December 9th, 10:00am-11:30am
Date 4: Wednesday December 16th, 10:00am-11:30am

This course is limited. There are five spots available.

To reserve a spot please contact Byron Millette of the Adult Learning Center at 519-477- 4667, or 519 534 0882.

Online Introduction to Boating Safety Presentation

Transport Canada’s Office of Boating Safety, in collaboration with the Coast Guard, is offering an online presentation Introduction to Boating Safety. The program will cover diverse boating safety topics and is open to participants of any age. This is a great opportunity to give the kids in your home a solid foundation in safe boating or build your own knowledge.

This free online class will be held on Monday, November 30, at 4:00 PM.

Interested members are asked to contact Ryan Lauzon, Nawash Fisheries Assessment Biologist at nawash.fisheries@gmail.com to register for the training.

Board of Education Calls for NEDAP Applications

Applications for the Nawash Education Diversity Assistance Program (NEDAP) are now open. 

Applications for the program will be accepted between Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 12:00 AM and Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 11:59 PM only. No early or late applications will be accepted.

The NEDAP objective is to provide financial assistance, subject to the availability of funding, to eligible Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation band members in pursuit of diversified education and skills development opportunities.

Note that NEDAP is not a full funding program. 

Interested applicants can submit a sealed application to the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Board of Education office during regular business hours, or by email to nawashed.nedap@gbtel.ca.

For an application package, please visit the Board of Education office to pick one up in person, or visit https://www.nawash.ca/board-of-education. The NEDAP policy handbook and application forms are on the right hand side of the page.

Questions? Contact the Board of Education office at 519-534-0882.

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