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Student Services

To current PSSS students

Due to school closure (Coronavirus COVID-19): Please contact the Montreal PSSS office on Monday if you wish to travel home. Your sponsorship will not be affected during your school’s closure.

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Following the Quebec Government’s closure of educational institutions for two weeks, Cree School Board leadership today has made arrangements for sponsored Post-Secondary students affected by these closures.

  1. You will be permitted to return to your community if you so choose. Travel arrangements, if needed, will be made on Monday, through the Montreal office.
  2. If you choose to travel before Monday, you will be reimbursed. Please keep all receipts (including gas).
  3. Your sponsorship will not be affected during your school’s closure.

Please note that the risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) remains low in Eeyou Istchee; it is important that you take every precaution if you choose to return to your community. These include vigilant hand-washing, and staying away from others if you feel unwell.

If you travelled out of the country in the past 14 days, we ask you please to contact the Cree Board of Health and Social Services for advice before returning to your community.

We are committed to your continued success, and hope you remain positive during this time.

We support Cree Nation students who choose to advance their education at Cégep, college, university or through professional training.

Guidance Counselling

Considering Post-Secondary Studies?

Navigating the world of education beyond secondary school can be confusing. What type of education do I need? What schools should I consider? What prerequisites do I need? How will I afford university? Where will I live? The questions can be overwhelming.

Our PSSS Team is ready to help!

  • Guide you in making informed decisions about courses, programs, and career options
  • Counsel you confidentially either individually or in groups
  • Help you navigate the many educational institutions and available services 
  • Assist you to learn about your new school 
  • Offer professionally accredited workshops and give ability, achievement and interest tests to help you determine a course of study or career

Minnie Matoush, B.A., M.Ed.
Algonquin College, University of Ottawa, Carleton University, and St. Paul University.
Louise Ostiguy, M.A. G.C.
Province of Quebec, other provinces (except Ontario) and International institutions.
Ontario institutions (except for Algonquin College, University of Ottawa, Carleton University, and St. Paul University).
Student Support

Need ongoing support?

Once you are a student, we support you in personal, social, cultural, medical and family issues.

Guide and direct you to the appropriate resources relating to transitioning to student life

Offer workshops

  • Budgeting
  • Time Management
  • Stress Management
  • Studying Skills
  • Balancing school with family obligations or personal life

Hold Information / Orientation Sessions about other services and procedures available to you

Provide information about your school

  • Transportation (Bus, Metro)
  • Community Services
  • Housing
  • Health Services 
  • Daycares & Schools 
  • On-campus resources for students

Coordinate student activities and coach established Cree student associations and/or committees

Our Student Affairs Technician is Darryl Diamond ().

Financial Assistance

What about the cost?

We offer financial assistance to eligible Cree beneficiaries. 


To qualify for full-time financial aid, you must be registered as a full-time student and recognized as such by the school.

If so, you are eligible for: 

  • Living Allowance
  • Travel Assistance 
  • Tuition and Textbooks aid

A student registered on a part-time basis in a recognized post-secondary institution may also be entitled to financial assistance for:

  • Tuition
  • Required textbooks
  • Registration fees

A student having successfully completed a correspondence course may be entitled to reimbursement for tuition and registration fees provided that the request for reimbursement is accompanied by official transcripts and receipts.

Financial/Educational Assistance Application

Contact Us

Main Office

1440 Ste-Catherine St. West, Suite 400
Montreal QC H3G 1R8
Canada (Google Maps)
Tel : 514-846-1155
Fax : 514-846-1266
Toll Free : 1-800-463-7402

Office Hours : Mon - Fri , 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Satellite office

200 Montcalm St., Suite R9
Gatineau QC J8Y 3B5
Canada (Google Maps)
Tel : 819-776-1685
Fax : 819-776-6108
Toll Free : 1-800-567-9667

Office Hours : Mon - Fri , 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

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PSSS Student Portal

For information and support during your studies

Our Mission

To encourage Cree JBNQA beneficiaries to advance their education for personal accomplishment, financial autonomy and the well-being of the Cree Nation and society at large.

Our Vision

That all eligible Cree JBNQA  beneficiaries acquire professional and/or academic qualifications.

Our Role

To support students to be successful in achieving post-secondary education or professional qualifications so they may contribute to the Cree Nation, Quebec, and Canada.

Cree School Board

Telephone: 418-923-2764
Toll Free: 1-866-999-2764

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Admin Office Hours
Monday - Wednesday : 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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