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Government invests millions for new schools in Eeyou Istchee

Investment in the North Teepee 2

The Cree School Board today welcomes the news of additional provincial funding to expand education in our communities. This funding represents nearly 17% of the Province of Quebec’s investment in the North

 The allotted funding includes 

  • Construction of a pre-school & elementary school in Chisasibi $10,892,609
  • Initial planning phase of a new secondary school in Chisasibi $500,000
  • Initial planning phase of a new adult learning centre in Chisasibi $250,000
  • Construction of 32 housing units throughout the communities $3,847,168 Total $15,489,777

Our aim is to meet the needs of our students and our communities through capacity development. - Sarah Pash, CSB Chairperson

This momentous financial pledge acknowledges the growing needs of our community.

An investment in Cree education is an investment in our people’s future.

“Our aim is to meet the needs of our students and our communities through capacity development. With our youth population increasing and the rapid expansion of our local and regional economies and services, we must move quickly to provide increased access to education and training opportunities for our people. The projects outlined in our capital plan, including the elementary and secondary schools in Chisasibi, our largest community, and the adult learning centres that are in development around our territory will ensure that the Cree School Board advances the capacity development goals of our Nation by responding directly to the needs of our communities and our youth.” – Dr. Sarah Pash, Cree School Board Chairperson

Press release (PDF) - Communiqué de presse (PDF)