The Post-Secondary Student Counsellor assists registered Algonquins of 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.
Bonnie Commanda, Post-Secondary Student Counsellor
Tel: 613-625-2800 ext. 238
Eligibility & Criteria
- Post-Secondary Education Program Policy and Procedures is available by contacting the Post-Secondary Student Counsellor.
- Must be a registered member of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation.
- There is only one intake of applications per year. The application deadline is May 15th every year.
- Applications are currently available by mail only and or accessible on our website.
- 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 (all students);
- Current prices for tuition, textbooks and supplies;
- Full program description and diploma requirements;
- Letter of acceptance from institution 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
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.
The Post-Secondary Student Counsellor supports our students by:
- Counselling in course selection
- Guidance with the policy and criteria for sponsorship
- 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)
- Resources for alternative funding including scholarships and bursaries