About Education
The Governance Framework
Our Strategic Plan and Our Board

Our Purpose:

Through Cree values, language and culture each student discovers their unique strengths, to walk their own path.

In February 2020, the leadership of Education Services took part in a Strategic Planning Session. Here are the results.

“We need to develop, resource and evaluate programs and services that encourage students to explore their own best path to success.”

Our Forecast for the Future

by Summer of 2023

Our students are graduating ready and willing for employment or post-secondary education. 

We provide a quality, lifelong education that is grounded in our Cree learning principals, based on OCN history, Cree language and land-based education.

We are offering an integrated tec/voc program at the high school level. 

30% of our staff speak fluent Cree.

We are a leader in Aboriginal education in Canada from pre-school to post-secondary.

We are a thriving educational institution continuously looking to enhance all our programming,  evolving to meet the changing needs of the community (baby boom, special needs).

We listen to our community, engage them in our goals and offer timely services.

We build capacity in our children and our family of employees.

As an organization, we put our students’ and children’s needs before our own. 

We have strong working relationships across OCN. Our board represents us well. We are proactively sharing resources and information to maximize the services to our students.

Our staff are fully trained and qualified. We share a culture of safety in work environments that are spacious, safe and support our success.

We are happy and productive,  all striving toward the same purpose. We share our goals widely and work as a team to achieve them.

We respect ourselves and one another. We are accountable for our decisions and actions.

We allow for constructive input and feedback. We are supportive, caring and nurturing with each other. We are inclusive and cooperative. We don’t hold grudges.

We have a strong communication system. We are informed and up to date about each other’s programs. We have openness within our team.

We are wholistic and we operate ethically.

All our departments are using best practices. We are ahead of the curve in our financial management and policies. We are forward thinking and we embrace technology.develop, 

About the Education Board

Education Board Members

  • William J. Lathlin Portfolio Holder
  • Peggy Lathlin
  • Wilma E. Cook,
  • Gabriel Constant
  • Michelle Banhegy

Appointed by: Chief and Council

Term of Office: 2 years, in alignment with Opaskwayak election cycle.