Post-Secondary

The Post-Secondary School Counsellor assists registered Pikwakanagan First Nation students to gain access to a post-secondary education and to graduate with the qualification and skills needed to pursue individual careers.

Contact:
Annette Sarazin, Post-Secondary Counsellor
Tel: 613-625-2800 ext. 238
Fax: 613-625-2449
Email: post.secondary@pikwakanagan.ca

Eligibility & Criteria

  • Post-Secondary Education Program Policy and Procedures is available by contacting the Manager, Education Services
  • Must be a registered member with the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation.

Funding Process 

  • There is only one intake of applications per year. The application deadline is May 15th every year.
  • Applications are currently available by mail and email.
  • The Manager reviews all applications and the Post-Secondary Student Counsellor notifies all applicants of their status.
  • A completed application consists:
  • Letter of intent (re: course of study/future plan);
  • Copy of Status Card – both sides;
  • Transcripts from last year of study (returning students only);
  • Current prices for tuition, textbooks and supplies;
  • Full program description and diploma requirements;
  • Letter of acceptance from campus of choice; and
  • Proof of dependents, if applicable.

Priority System for Funding

Since we usually have more prospective students applying than we have funds, a priority system was designed:

  • Priority 1 – Continuing Students
  • Priority 2 – Secondary School Graduates
  • Priority 3 – Mature Students
  • Priority 4 – Part-Time Students
  • Priority 5 – Students returning to Post-Secondary Education

Appeal Process

Students may appeal decisions to The Standing Committee of Council for Education and Cultural Development. If they are not successful they may appeal to the Executive Director for a final decision.

Services

The Post-Secondary School Counsellor supports our students by:

  • Counselling in course selection
  • Guidance with the policy and criteria for sponsorship
  • Assists students with registration and navigating the school systems and processes
  • Provides academic support – addresses learning concerns
  • Assists with arrangements for tutoring services
  • Provides personal support and referrals
  • Communicates regularly with students by phone and email
  • Provides on-site student visits (within Ontario and upon approval)
  • Assists in arranging for tutoring services
  • Resources for alternative funding including scholarships and bursaries
  • Resources for cultural enrichment and supports