Complete CEGEP courses, learn about your culture, and prepare for post-secondary – all from your home community!
The Iyeskuwiiu Springboard to DCS is a new, one-year partnership program offered by John Abbott College and the Cree School Board.
If you are a Secondary V graduate or on track to graduate this year, this is a great opportunity to:
Full-time, two-semester program. Begins August 2022 and ends May 2023.
Open to Cree beneficiaries living in Eeyou Istchee with a Secondary V Diploma. Students who have already graduated and those on track to graduate at the end of the year are encouraged to apply.
The program is provided online with set class times. A five-day intensive Physical Education course is also offered on the land each semester. In-person tutoring is available in the communities.
Students will take up to nine (9) accredited courses in Humanities, Contemporary Issues, Second Language (Cree or French), English, and Physical Education (land-based).
For a full course listing, please download our information package. Credits from courses completed through Iyeskuwiiu are transferable to any English Quebec CEGEP, and will apply towards a Diploma of College Studies (DCS).
Students will have access to a loaned laptop, in-person tutoring, and counselling services from Sabtuan Adult Education Services. In addition, students will have access to virtual resources from John Abbott College’s Indigenous Resource Centre.
The Cree School Board will provide financial support to qualified students, in accordance with our in-community financial assistance policy.
You can apply to Iyeskuwiiu online through SRAM.
You must complete the written portion document (motivation statement and short essay)
and upload it to SRAM as part of your application.
Application deadline: closed
Complete the written portion
(motivation letter and short essay)
Applicants must complete the written portion document and upload it to their SRAM application.
Choice of College: John Abbott College
Program: 081.06 Springboard to a DCS
Particularity: IYESKUWIU – for Cree students only
Begins on: August 2022 (applications closed)
After submitting your application, you will see a prompt to upload your documents. This is where you will upload the written portion of your application.
Full instructions are available on page 4 of our information package here.