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Canada Emergency Student Benefit

Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) during COVID-19 pandemic

What is the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)?

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The Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) provides financial support to post secondary students, recent post secondary graduates, and recent high school graduates who are unable to find work due to the COVID-19 situation.

COVID-19: Students & The Canadian Emergency Student Benefit (CESB ...CESB applications open Friday, May 15th (Canada Emergency Student ...

Are you wondering if you are eligible to apply for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)? 

Eligibility – If you are able to work, you must be actively be looking for employment in order to be eligible for the CESB.  If you cannot find any work due to COVID-19, you can re-apply for each CESB eligibility period that you are eligible for.  The table below was resourced from the Government of Canada website at https://www.canada.ca/en.html.

Eligibility period Amount
May 10 to June 6, 2020 $1,250 or $2,000
Depending on your eligibility
June 7 to July 4, 2020 $1,250 or $2,000
Depending on your eligibility
July 5 to August 1, 2020 $1,250 or $2,000
Depending on your eligibility
August 2 to August 29, 2020 $1,250 or $2,000
Depending on your eligibility

How do I apply?

I applied for CERB, can I now transfer over to the CESB?

Short answer is NO.  If you have already applied, or are receiving support from the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) or Employment Insurance (EI) you are not eligible to apply for the CESB.

What is the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)?

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Where can I call for more information?

Call the CESB general line at or click on the following link to view the Government of Canada – Contact us about CESB

Prime Minister Trudeau’s Announcement of the Canada Emergency Student Benefit


Posted May 15, 2020 by Betty Ann Cardinal, Saddle Lake Post Secondary

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TC Energy Scholarships

TC Energy

TC Energy, formerly TransCanada, have extended their Scholarship deadline to June 12th.  If you have not already sent in your application, you still have time to do so.  If you require further information regarding their scholarships or to see if you are eligible, please follow the link provided:

TC Scholarships

Pre Qualification Form

Past Recipients

Contact TC Energy

Posted May 07, 2020 by Betty Ann Cardinal, Post Secondary Student Advisor

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Dallas Cardinal is one of our Saddle Lake Post Secondary Students, who is currently working on her Bachelor of Arts Degree at Concordia University in Edmonton.  The Scholarship that Dallas received on January 19, 2017, was the ATCO Indigenous Education Award based on her commitment to her education, leadership skills and role model qualities that can be recognized in the community.

Dallas Cardinal, ATCO Indigenous Education Award Presentation

Good Job Dallas, you make Saddle Lake Cree Nation Proud.

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When is the Next Indspire Application Deadline?

JUNE 1st

Yes, the next Indspire Application Deadline Date is just around the corner. 

If you have not done so already, you better get busy and fill out your application today.  The next Indspire deadline is fast approaching and the Saddle Lake Post Secondary Staff highly recommend that all our Post Secondary Students apply online today.  Indspire offers many scholarships and bursaries and you can also check the institution that you are attending, it’s FREE MONEY!

These Indspire Scholarships and Bursaries are available to First Nations/Metis post secondary students who are enrolled in the following programs:

  • Business
  • Science
  • Law
  • Engineering
  • Computer Studies
  • Education
  • Social Work
  • Technical Studies
  • Fine Arts:  Visual, Performing, Media, Theatre, Production, Graphic……
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Dentistry
  • Physiotherapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Laboratory Research
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Apprenticeships
  • Skilled Trades
  • Technology

For more accurate and up to date information, please visit the INDSPIRE website. You will find all the information about what scholarships and bursaries are available, Application Guidelines, Guide for Students, Program Policies and much more.

From the Saddle Lake Post Secondary Staff:  Bernadine, Betty Ann and Pamela.

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Aboriginal Relations: Alberta Aboriginal Intership Program

What is the Aboriginal Internship Program?

The Aboriginal Intern Program is a 2 year program open to post secondary graduates who have an interest in working for the Alberta government and possess a good knowledge of Aboriginal initiatives, people, communities, and culture.

The program will offer graduates work experience, professional development, and the opportunity to work with an Aboriginal community partner.

Internships are available in the departments of:

  • Aboriginal Relations
  • Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour
  • Innovation and Advanced Education
  • Treasury Board and Finance
  • Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
  • Chief Medical Officer (Alberta Health)

How does the program work?

Interns will spend the first year working in one of the participating ministries, followed by nine months of working with a community non-government partner, before returning to the ministry for the last 3 months.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

  • Applicants must have graduated from an accredited university or college in the last 2 years
  • Possessing knowledge of Aboriginal initiatives, communities, culture and people is an asset

Where can I find more information about the Alberta Aboriginal Internship Program?

Alberta Aboriginal Internship Program

Information above has been received by the Aboriginal Relations website:  “click here to be directed to their website”

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Application Deadline Fast Approaching:  MARCH 9TH, 2015



Yes, there is still time for all you Post Secondary Students to submit your applications to Indspire for one of their many Bursaries and Scholarships.  ACT NOW!


_________________  The following is from the Indspire Website _____________________

Indigenous Education, Canada’s Future

About Indspire

Indspire is an Indigenous-led registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada.

Vision: Enriching Canada through Indigenous education and by inspiring achievement. Mission: In partnership with Indigenous, private and public sector stakeholders, Indspire educates, connects and invests in Indigenous people so they will achieve their highest potential.

Indspire is led by Indigenous people for Indigenous people. We serve First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students in remote communities and urban centres across Canada.

With the support of our funding partners, we disburse financial awards, deliver programs, and share resources with the goal of closing the gap in Indigenous education.

The K-12 Indspire Institute is a virtual resource centre that serves educators, communities, and other stakeholders who are committed to improving kindergarten to grade 12 success for Indigenous youth.

We are the largest funder of Indigenous education outside the federal government: to date, Indspire has disbursed almost $65 million through close to 20,000 bursaries and scholarships to Indigenous students.

Each year, we present the Indspire Awards, a nationally broadcast, gala celebration of the successes achieved by Indigenous people.





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Graduation Project Update…



We still have over 600 potential credentials needing your attention


If you are an Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada classified Full Status 6(1) (a) TREATY MEMBER from Saddle Lake Cree Nation and completed Post Secondary program(s), we are requesting a copy of your credentials to strengthen post secondary initiatives for future generations.

Please go to Saddle Lake Post Secondary Grad Project for more information & download an application today, this includes all credentials past & present…

The Saddle Lake Post Secondary Grad Project has been approved by both the Saddle Lake Chief & Council and the Saddle Lake Education Authority to assist the Post Secondary Program in updating current graduation lists.  It will also attest to the Saddle Lake First Nation’s successful administration of its Post Secondary Education Program since their take-over in 1986.

In addition, SLPS is in the process of creating a Wall of Recognition of all our SLPS Post Secondary Graduates to honor their accomplishments, create Community Pride, & encourage our future generations to follow their dreams.

Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Tentative Date waiting for Approval @ 10 AM

Manitou Kihew Complex Foyer

Saddle Lake Cree Nation

Treaty # 6 Territory

Please see FROM the Desk of the GRAD PROJECT” for up-to-date information

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Scholarship Opportunities

Want some free money?  Is there more month than there is cheque?  Does band funding or student loan not quite cover all the bills?  Don’t think you are eligible?  Apply for a scholarship, or a bursary, or a grant, and you might just qualify for additional monies that you did not expect!

Here at the University of Calgary Native Centre, we have two big binders filled with scholarships for Aboriginal (Indian Status) students, plus another binder with Metis-specific scholarships, grants and bursaries, listed by application deadline dates.  Students are welcome to drop by (M-F, 8:30-4:30) to peruse these binders, located in the Main Reception Office at The Native Centre, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.

Check out these Aboriginal Student Scholarship Links:




Good luck to all of you Aboriginal students, and remember:  Apply, apply, APPLY!

Please feel free to forward this information on to other interested parties.

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Aboriginal Human Resource Council

Date:  May 1 – 3, 2012     Location: Westin Hotel, 10135-100 Street • Edmonton, AB



Deadline:FEBRUARY 29, 2012

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Apply here for the National Aboriginal Recruitment Fair

Inclusion Works ’11 Grad Video Interviews

Check out what happened at Inclusion Works ‘11watch the video

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Canada’s Biggest Indigenous Inclusion Event and Recruitment Fair…

…a few years ago, our former Saddle Lake Post Secondary Student, Darlene Coulliard received sponsorship to attend from the Aboriginal Human Resource Council ~ so can you, so apply TODAY!


Deadline:FEBRUARY 29, 2012

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2011 – 2012 Canadian Aboriginal Writing and Arts Challenge!

The Challenge is a national short story and visual art competition for Aboriginal youth ages 14 – 18 and 19 – 29 years and is presented by Enbridge Inc.

Participants of Aboriginal heritage are invited to write a short story or create a two-dimensional piece of artwork about a defining moment or theme in Aboriginal history.  Winners are selected by a jury of prominent authors and artists from two age categories and receive cash prizes of up to $2,000!  Groups of 10 or more are eligible for additional group prizes.

Deadline:  MARCH 31, 2012

For more information, please visit their website, http://www.our-story.ca/or call 1-866-701-1867.