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 program offered by the Cree School Board in partnership with John Abbott College.
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 2021 and ends May 2022.
Open to Cree beneficiaries living in Eeyou Istchee with a Secondary V Diploma.
Combination of online learning & land-based education. Online courses can be taken from home or your local adult education facility; land-based physical education classes will be 5-day intensive courses on the land.
Successful students will complete up to nine (9) accredited courses towards a Diploma of College Studies, transferable to any English Quebec CEGEP.
Students will have access to a student laptop, workspace (if desired) and in-person tutoring support from Sabtuan Adult Education Services. Students may also be eligible for funding from the Cree School Board. In addition, student will have access to virtual resources from John Abbott College’s Indigenous Resource Centre.
Deadline: April 16, 2021
In SRAM (admission.sram.qc.ca), you will select the following:
Choice of College: John Abbott College
Program: 081.06 Springboard to a DCS
Particularity: Pathways to a Career (Exploration/Orientation)
Intended Program: Social Science – First Nations
Full instructions are available on page 4 of our pdf information package .
We strongly recommend completing your application at your school with the help of a guidance counsellor.
If you choose to complete the application at home, you must inform your guidance counsellor that you have applied.
Deadline: April 16, 2021
Your guidance counsellor must inform the college of the application so they can retrieve it from the system and cover the application fee (your fee will be paid by Cree School Board). Your application will be complete only once you have informed the Cree School Board that you have applied.
When you inform your guidance counsellor, you will be asked to share your language course preference (French or Cree). This information will be provided to the college to help inform course selection.
Deadline: April 30, 2021
The Iyeskuwiiu application requires you to either produce a 2-3 minute video presentation or a 250-500 word typed essay on one of the following topics:
Your work must be supervised by someone that will confirm you completed it on your own. This person can be a principal, teacher, Band Council member, Guidance Counsellor/Career Counsellor or any other professional in the community.