The Education Co-ordinator provides assistance to students/parents in every aspect of educational issues from early childhood education to adult education. Counseling students is the primary responsibility of school guidance counsellors, but educational issues, matters, concerns, interests, goals and career counseling and administration can be done with the assistance of the Education Coordinator.


Elementary/Secondary Student Registration

Student registration takes place two weeks before the start of the new school year. This time is allotted for preparing the necessary amount of funds applied for. The coordinator would like to stress the importance of registering your child(ren) with this office. It is necessary for this office to receive specific information on each student attending school from Seine River First Nation. This information is then submitted to Indian Affairs for tuition purposes.


Information you need to bring with you when registering includes:

  • The child’s status number
  • The school they will be attending
  • Grade and teacher
  • Emergency contact name and number
  • Alternative contact name and number


Post Secondary Students

Each year Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) allocate funds on a national level for post-secondary funding. These funds are then distributed to the regional level (provinces) each region then decides how to allocate the funds. The Ontario Region has implemented a per capita formula and the population of each First Nation determines the level of post-secondary funding.

INAC has given individual Bands the option to administer their education budget using the existing INAC policy or develop their own education policy. This policy has been developed by the Seine River First Nation to administer the post-secondary education program. Copies can be requested from the education department.


This document outlines:

  1. Program policy and guidelines
  2. Education priorities for funding allocations
  3. Types and levels of allowances available through the program.
  4. Student Responsibilities



Department of Indian Affairs Canada eligibility requirements are the following:

Recipient must be a status Indian and may live on or off reserve.  

Recipient must have been resident in Canada for the 12 consecutive months prior to date of application for Post-secondary assistance.


To be eligible for Post Secondary funding the following must be submitted to the Seine River First Nation Education Coordinator.


Application Deadlines

For September enrollment – March 30

For January enrolment – September 30


  1. Photocopy of a recent status card.
  2. Completed Post Secondary application package issued by the Seine River First Nation Department
  3. Letter of acceptance from the Academic Institution applied to.
  4. Transcripts from previous Academic Institutions or High School.
  5. Detailed letter of intent with Program Information.
  6. Must have a Void Check or Bank Information attached.
  7. Signed Student Contract.

Contact Information:

SRFN Education Program Coordinator

(807) 599-2224 ext.