Community Services


ATTENTION PARENTS :  Please see below information and the link to the live information sessions about the Data Consent Forms.  If you require any further assistance please feel free to email Patti BigCanoe or Alayne Bigwin .
Link: Registration:AES Learning Series – Data Consent Forms

Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement Ratification Vote

Negotiators have concluded talks on a proposed agreement to restore control over education to Anishinabek First Nations and create a new Anishinabek Education System (AES). We are now moving into the ratification (community approval) stage of the process.  Learn more about this proposed new system and the community vote set for November 2016.

 Waabgon Gamig School

830 Chief Joseph Snake RoadSchool Front
Georgina Island
P.O.Box N13
Sutton West, Ontario
L0E 1R0

School: 705-437-1529
Fax: 705-437-2760

Waabgon Staff
Education Manager
Ms Rachel Reimer: Primary Teacher
Ms Jessie Feitler: Elementary Teacher
Sally Charles : School Administrative Assistant
Shelley Saunders : Early Interventionist
Kelsey Trivett: OCT teacher/Ojibwe Language Teacher


Niigaan-Naabiwag Child Care Centre

Daycare Manager – Brittany Ellis
Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE) Supervisor–  Jackie Ellis
EA– Tayla Hinton
ECE- Amber Lisle
ECE Assistant – Cassie Charles
Speech Therapist – Beth Cranmersmith
Cook – Autumn Anderson
Maintenance – Lindsay Big Canoe
Temporary Cleaner – Mavis Trivett

P: 705-437-1337 ext 2250
RR #2 Box 13
Sutton West, ON

Niigaan-Naabiwag ( Looking Ahead) Child Care Center is a licensed by the Ministry of Education. We run a transition program for the junior kindergarten children of our community. This program is run by the Child Care teachers and children are taught the junior kindergarten curriculum. We are licensed for 27 children, 0-2.5 years in our infant-toddler room, and 2.5-6 years in our preschool room/ junior kindergarten room. We adhere to the Child Care and Early Years Act,  and the Canadian Food Guide and serve two snacks and a daily hot lunch. Each child is encouraged to express themselves through physical, emotional, social and cognitive activity. We also have cultural programs for our children such as drumming, dancing & native language. We provide speech therapy for children of our center, through the Family Speech Clinic and stay closely connected to York Region children’s services.

Post Secondary

Alayne Bigwin– Education Governance Lead
P: 705-437-1337 ext. 2229
Patti Big Canoe – Education Operations Lead
P: 705-437-1337 ext. 2248
Emily Big Canoe: Post Secondary Resource Assistant
Erica Kelly – Aboriginal Transition Coordinator, York Region District School Board
Post Secondary Application Form  Please fill out this form and we will get in touch with you shortly.  A Confirmation of Application Receipt will be sent to your email box within 3 business days.  If a confirmation is not received please contact the Post Secondary Coordinator.
Post Secondary Appeal – formally appeal a funding decision
Individual Education Plan
Post Secondary Education Assistance Program Policy
Post Secondary Article
Monthly Update Form
Semester End Update Form

CGIFN Heritage Bursary for Post-Secondary Students posted May 27, 2020