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Johnny Therriault School
PO Box 40, Aroland, ON P0T 1B0
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Johnny Therriault School

Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations Management 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 

Post-secondary student support contact is Robinson Meshake (***@***.***
Most post-secondary students from Aroland First Nation attend schools in Thunder Bay or Sault Ste Marie

Description (Service) Provides educational services and supports to elementary and secondary school students living on reserve 

Administers education programs through the Matawa Education Authority 
Operates the Johnny Therriault Memorial School for elementary students from JK to Grade 8 
Provides bus transportation for secondary school students to Geraldton High School

Post Secondary Student Support Program 

Provides support throughout the school year to post secondary students both on and off the reserve through the Matawa Post Secondary Program 
Provides assistance for applying/filling out application forms for colleges and universities

Hours School: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm 
Band Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Aroland First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 

Members of Aroland First Nation regardless of age 
All school aged children and youth living on reserve

Post Secondary Student Support Program 

All Band members regardless of residency are eligible to apply for assistance if attending a post-secondary institution 
Financial assistance is limited by available funding

Application Post Secondary Student Support Program 

Applications for assistance available at office  
Deadline to apply for assistance for fall start date is June 1st; January start date is Oct 15th

For financial assistance applicant required to provide: 

Photocopy of recent status card  
Completed post-secondary application package 
Letter of acceptance from post-secondary institution  
Transcripts from high school and any previous academic institutions  
Detailed letter of intent with program information  
Copy of voided cheque or bank information  
Signed student contract

Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites

Johnny Therriault Memorial School - Mailing Address

Contact Information
Office Phone 807-329-5470
Fax 807-329-5472
E-Mail ***@***.***
Website firstnation.ca/aroland
Primary Executive Education Director
Alternate Executive Iris Dacca, Principal, Johnny Therriault Memorial School
Site Location Settlement is located 60 km N of Geraldton, then 20 km W of Nakina on Hwy 643
Located In Community Aroland First Nation
Address Hwy 643
Aroland, ON P0T 1B0
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Mailing Address c/o Education Authority 
PO Box 40 
Aroland, ON P0T 1B0
Physical Access Not Applicable
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 1999
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)

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