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Applications open for the Iyeskuwiiu Program for 2023-2024

Have you always wanted to go to college but aren’t sure you’re ready to leave your community for a semester?

You can study in your own community to gain college experience with the Iyeskuwiiu program, attending your courses online and on the land. All at the same time, deepening your Cree identity by taking culturally relevant courses designed by Cree educators, for Cree students!

"I gain more insight on how to be in college, and for any new students who want to get into college or university; progress their education. This program is definitely what you need before you go to college."

Ethan MacLeod, Iyeskuwiiu graduate.

Ethan MacLeod photo Graduate web

Apply by March 1, 2023 to the Iyeskuwiiu Springboard to DCS Program, applications are open for Cree students for the 2023-2024 school year! Anyone who has graduated from Secondary V, or who is on track to graduate at the end of this school year, can apply.

  • Experience college from the comfort of your own home; credits earned at Iyeskuwiiu are transferable to any Quebec English-language CEGEP.
  • Expand your knowledge with a college courseload, which includes Cree Language, Power & Influence in Eeyou Istchee (Humanities), and land-based Physical Education are among the courses offered.
  • Make Iyeskuwiiu your classroom: get credits while learning alongside your Cree peers.
  • CSB offers students assistance such as a student allowance, and access to counselling services, and more!

Want more information?

Visit the Iyeskuwiiu Springboard to DCS Program page to learn how to apply.

Your guidance counsellors will deliver in-person information sessions at your schools throughout February 2023.

Need help with your application?

Schedule a meeting with your school guidance counsellor in your school or email Sarah Dow-Imrie, Project Development Officer at .