Spring 2022 Programs Starting this Week!

New programs start now for our Spring Semester, May 2022.

  • Home and Community Support Worker Certificate
  • Personal Support Worker Certificate
  • Pre-Health Sciences–Pathways to Certificates and Diplomas

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, these programs are all offered online, except for a few specific courses that require labs or field placement in HCSW and PSW.

New Student Orientation: Thursday & Friday, May 5-6, starts at 10 am EST

Classes start Monday, May 9

Last chance to APPLY TODAY!

Goyce Kakegamic Student Bursary

Goyce Kakegamic was an instrumental leader in the development of Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute. He truly believed in our Institute and his heartfelt guidance and support over the years will be missed. A Student Bursary Fund has been created in his name to support students with the costs of attending on-campus programming in Thunder Bay.

Donations to the bursary fund can be directed to:

Goyce Kakegamic Bursary Fund

c/o Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute

106 Centennial Square, 2nd Floor, Thunder Bay, ON, P7E 1H3

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OSAP Has an Indigenous Travel Grant

Information on Ontario Indigenous Travel Grant for learners from northern and remote communities:

We understand that travel funding for students to return to their home communities may be an issue as in-person learning starts to resume. We would like to highlight the Ontario Indigenous Travel Grant (OITG) as a potential solution for those learners from remote Northern First Nations communities.

The OITG can assist students, as well as their spouse and dependent children, if applicable, with the cost of travelling between their home community and the postsecondary institution they are attending.

To be eligible for this grant, Indigenous learners must meet the following requirements:

  • The learner has self-identified as being an Indigenous person on their OSAP profile;
  • The learner lives in an eligible remote First Nations community in Ontario when they are not in full-time postsecondary studies;
  • The learner is enrolled in either a public or private postsecondary institution located in Ontario or a public postsecondary institution located within Canada that is approved for OSAP purposes; and,
  • The learner has submitted an OSAP Application for Full-Time Students, has met all of the eligibility requirements and has at least $1.00 of financial need.

The current maximums and application deadlines can be found at

Learn more and apply for OSAP at: 

Annual General Meeting 2021

Oshki-Wenjack is proud to present its First Annual General Meeting, to be held virtually.

Part of our ongoing commitment to leadership and communities is maintaining our relationships and accountability. We welcome you to be part of Oshki-Wenjack’s outreach and engagement as we move forward in our growth, through our 1st Annual General Meeting.

Chiefs and Council are welcome to register up to 2 attendees who are eligible for honouraria. One registrant must be a Chief or a Proxy, and the other may be part of the Council, other leadership or education representatives. We welcome all leadership and education representatives to view the annual general assembly and learn more about Oshki-Wenjack!

Friday, December 10
10:00am to 11:30am CST / 11:00am to 12:30pm EST
Virtual Meeting

Opening Prayer – Imprint Hanging Standing WomanBrenda Mason, Elder-in-Residence
Welcoming Remarks & AddressesChair Arlene Jung,
President Lorrie Deschamps, Oshki-Wenjack

Grand Chief Derek Fox,
Deputy Grand Chief Bobby Narcisse, Nishnawbe Aski Nation

Hon. Jill Dunlop, Minister,
Barry McCartan, Director, Indigenous Education, Ministry of Colleges and Universities

Hon. Patty Hajdu, Minister,
Bernadette Wabie, Senior Education Officer, Indigenous Services Canada
Introduction of Governing Council
Audited Financial Statements 2020-2021
with Q&A Period
Gary Bruyere, Director of Operations
Strategic Plan 2021-2023 with Q&A PeriodPresident Lorrie Deschamps
Vice President Kim Falcigno
Ensuring the Success of Our Students PresentationDorothy Roberts, Director of Student Success
Closing RemarksPresident Lorrie Deschamps
Closing PrayerBrenda Mason, Elder-in-Residence

Midwifery Survey

Meegwetch for taking the time to take this survey to let us know your interest in the development of Indigenous Midwifery Program at Oshki- Wenjack. An Indigenous midwife is a primary health care provider who has the skills to care for pregnant people, babies, and their families throughout pregnancy and after. The purpose of this survey is to get feedback on indigenous midwifery education and services in your community.

To thank you for taking the time with this survey we will offer a draw to win three $25 amazon gift card via email. 

Please leave your name, community, email, and phone number at the end of this survey so we can get it touch with you for your interest and put your name in the draw.

Take the Survey

Our Accredited Partners

Canadore CollegeSault CollegeConfederation CollegeLakehead UniversityBrock UniversityNipissing University

Main Campus

Address: 2nd Floor - 106 Centennial Square,
Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 1H3

Toll Free: 1 (866) 63-OSHKI (67454)


Business Mailing Address

Address: 14-656 City Road,
Fort William First Nation, Ontario, P7J 1K3

Phone: (807) 626-1880


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