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ᑳ ᓇᓈᑲᒋᔥᑖᑦ ᐁᑳ ᓂᐦᐋᒋᐦᐄᐧᐁᔨᒡ ᒉᐧᑳᔫᐦ


The Cree School Board is committed to building strong and positive relationships with students, parents, and community, and recognizes that there will be occasions where concerns regarding its service delivery may arise.

The Board deems it necessary to establish a process to deal with complaints from students and their parents to ensure that concerns are brought to the attention of the organization and are appropriately dealt with in a clear, fair and effective way. 

The Ombudsperson is not an employee of the Cree School Board and work independently as stipulated in the type of services provided.

Some of which include:

  • To receive and process complaints from students or parents of students in accordance with applicable legislation and policies in effect, including the Examination Process regarding Complaints from Students and Parents
  • To answer questions or refer students to the appropriate level of authority within the Board
  • As deemed appropriate, to conduct investigations further to the filing of complaints
  • To submit written reports on the merits of some complaints and recommend any appropriate measures to the Council of Commissioners, as applicable

Gordon J. Blackned

The Cree School Board has appointed Gordon J. Blackned to the position of Ombudsperson to the organization for 2022-2023 school year.

Mr. Blackned is very much familiar with the services provided by the Cree School Board, having thirty years experience in various capacities as a teacher, school principal as well as many years in senior management together with several years as Chairman of the organization.