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Learning Supports

At the Cree School Board, we offer support to help each student reach their potential. 

Emergency Childcare Services

The Cree School Board will provide minimal child care services to frontline workers with NO alternative support who are required to deliver essential services.

Am I eligible?

This service is available for children aged between 5 to 13 years old whose parents/guardians have NO alternate care and who are required by their employer to provide services deemed essential during the COVID-19 pandemic: 

  • Employees working at an emergency daycare site
  • Employees of the Cree Health Board 
  • Employees identified as providing essential services by the Cree Nation Government
  • Emergency personnel (eg., police, fire, public safety)
  • Employees identified by local Band Offices as providing essential services (eg., post office, grocery, etc.)
  • Exceptional circumstances – if not listed, contact .

Please note that children our educators are unable to care for children who are ill. 

When is the service available?

The service will be offered until May 1, 2020; depending on circumstances, the services may be extended. 

The service will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

Where will the service be provided?

The service will be provided in your community. You will be notified of specifics after we receive your registration.

How much does it cost?

The service is free for families who require it until March 27, 2019.

How do I register my child(ren)?

Fill in this form online. You will need to complete it once for each child you wish to register. It will automatically be sent to our registration desk. A confirmation will be provided to you as soon as possible.

Download the paper form, print, complete, and scan it to

What if I have a question?

Any additional questions should be addressed to .

The paper form needs to be returned to:

School-age Program

We offer before and after school care, as well as lunchtime programming, for students ages five to 12, in some communities.  Students are cared for under the supervision of an educator in a clean, monitored educational environment.

Currently the School-age Program is offered in five communities:  Whapmagoostui, Chisasibi, Waskaganish, Mistissini, and Waswanipi. 

Breakfast Program

Students at the Cree School Board are offered a breakfast through a partnership with local and regional entities, the Cree Nation Government, the Cree Health Board, and Breakfast Club of Canada.

  • Wemindji
  • Waswanipi
  • Ouje-Bougoumou
  • Mistissini (coming in 2020)
  • Eastmain (coming in 2020)
  • Whapmagoostui (coming in 2021)
  • Chisasibi (coming in 2021)
  • Waskaganish (coming in 2021)
  • Eastmain (coming in 2021)

Elephant Thoughts

Staff from Elephant Thoughts visit each school regularly to help enrich the learning experience for youth. The goal is to support our youth to graduate and develop excitement around learning by integrating traditional learning into contemporary learning.

Elephant Thoughts focuses on programs that increase graduation rates, excite students about learning, connect the entire community to the education system, and teach relevant skills, Elephant Thoughts is particularly valuable as students prepare for final exams.

Special Education

The Cree School Board believes in the uniqueness of each student and promotes inclusive education. Our Department of Special Education Services helps to manage collaboration with specialists and other entities to promote inclusive education for each student.

Homework Help

We are happy to provide you with ways to support your child's learning.

Summer Camps

We offer free literacy camps every summer in each community, thanks to a partnership with Frontier College.

Milk Program

We make sure that each student in elementary school has access to fresh milk on a daily basis from October to the end of the school year. 

Response to Intervention (RTI)

RTI (Response to Intervention) is a collaborative multi-tiered support process that offers high quality classroom instruction combined with targeted intervention. The RTI professionals work together with administrators and teachers to develop RTI sequences of learning.

The RTI sequences target grade level essential literacy skills in Cree, English, and French. The goal of the RTI process is to ensure that all students are given the opportunity and support needed to attain grade level literacy competency.

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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