At Kenjgewin Teg, we believe that learning is a lifelong process. And that defining our educational purpose plays a tremendous role in “Anishinaabe Bmaadziwin” for our students, community and Nation. This means that we continuously strive to nurture confident, resilient learners who are culturally grounded in personal identity and who are active participants engaged in their own learning with high aspirations in becoming a good citizen of Mother Earth… living a good life.
We believe emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and social learning is critical within the educational and learning experience for each and every student that comes through the doors of Kenjgewin Teg; we wholeheartedly believe that this balanced learning philosophy will nurture the “whole person” – and it is what we believe will ultimately help make our Kenjgewin Teg students realize their limitless potential!
At KTEI you become part of the family. Loved it there!" Samantha Corbiere, Culinary Student
Anishinaabe Odziiwin activities are open, free learning opportunities for all members of the public, including staff and students of KTEI. Bring a friend…learn a little, laugh a little, live a lifetime! Light healthy lunch and prize draws for participants. Miigwech for bringing your feast bag and supporting our Eco school designation. Remember to dress appropriately as some activities are hosted outdoors. Pre-registration is not required but encouraged. Watch for dates and event details posted here!
The Maawndoo Kinoomaagasiwin Program is available for all Manitoulin Island residents. The Ontario program helps adults in Ontario to develop and apply communication, numeracy, interpersonal and digital skills to achieve their goals. The Maawndoo Kinoomaagasiwin program serves learners who have goals to successfully transition to employment, post-secondary, apprenticeship, secondary school, and increased independence. The program includes learners who may have a range of barriers to learning. Click here to download the program fact sheet.
Kenjgewin Teg is now an approved host by the Ontario College of Teachers for Additional Qualifications courses! Please join us in two professional development learning opportunities which are designed in mind for both OCT educators as students as well as students who are learning Anishinabemowin. There was one session completed in July 2017: check back here for our next learning opportunity!
Professional Office Skills (Certficate) - November 2016
You may still have time to apply!
Aboriginal Teacher Education (Diploma/Degree) with partner Queen's University - the next cohort start date to be determined; as a community based site, we are still accepting inquiries and applications and will inform students when an official program start date is confirmed by the University
Reminder! PSE Sponsorship Deadlines. Student - be sure to contact your post secondary department and be sure to submit your application in advance of deadlines to avoid disappointment. Please contact us for assistance if needed.
What are Your Ideas for PSE Programs? Community input is important in the programs we select and offer each year with our College and University partners. Always feel free to call us at KTEI to share your college and university program interests to continue enjoying the comforts of learning from Manitoulin Island...we value your thoughts and opinions! 705.377.4342
2017 Summer Students - we are hiring! Contact us for details
Did you know there are new OSAP Guidelines supporting grants for tuition fees? Don't let tuition stress be the reason you don't choose a post secondary program! We will be hosting an information session soon - details will be posted here.
To Suggest your Idea(s) for a Learning Seminar or General Interest Course, please call 705.377.4342 and ask for Beverley or Natasha
“The First Nation Student Success Program (FNSSP) is a proposal-driven program designed to support First Nation educators on reserve (Kindergarten to Grade 12) in their ongoing efforts to meet their students' needs and improve student and school results. The Program's overall objective is to improve the achievement of First Nation students on reserve by focusing on the priority areas of literacy, numeracy and student retention." To learn more about FNSSP, click here to more details on what we do!
KTEI/FNSSP Ontario Aggregate for Confident Learners Literacy Initiative, click here for more information.
To learn more about Structural Readiness and what it means for First Nation communities, CLICK HERE
We are included in Cambridge University’s Innovation 800 in transforming education globally! We are proud of the authentic work we do in Indigenous education and training in our communities. Check out the article HERE!
Miigwech to all who participated in our new framework for Kenjgewin Teg over Winter 2017! It was a great journey and building process. We are pleased with our result, and we are ready to share it with everyone who may be interested in what the future holds for Kenjgewin Teg - it is an exciting time for Indigenous education!
Teaching Lodge Update: We are getting ready to attach the 100's of birchbark panels that were sewn over Fall 2017 and Winter 2018....we will need community volunteers in the month of June to help us! These are exciting times in Anishinabek education!
Jun 7, 2017 - Ontario Government Announces Investment in Aboriginal Institutes!Read more Here
Kenjgewin Teg and Canadore College Launch Ontario’s First Immersion-Based Early Childhood Educator’s Program - Media Release HERE. We are pleased to be presenting this unique one-of-a-kind program at the 2017 World Indigenous Peoples Conference in Education (WIPCE) in July 2017 in Toronto, ON!
A new cohort for Early Childhood Education Anishinabemowin will start mid-August 2017. Advantages: small class sizes with Anishinabek Traditional Knowledge holders and learning from fluent Anishinabemowin instructors - early learning and childhood development based on Anishinabek worldview! And we will assist you navigate the new OSAP guidelines too - so don't let financial worry be a barrier to your learning! Call us now at 705.377.4342- don't delay!