Please be advised that we have moved up our April 2020 Post Secondary Allowance (PSA) distribution to Friday, March 20, 2020 via DIRECT DEPOSIT. It has been recommended by Saddle Lake Chief and Council that the distribution be moved up due to the emergency situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. This will give you the opportunity to purchase what you require to prepare yourselves for the days ahead. As you know, the situation around the COVID-19 is constantly changing and updates are being posted as soon as we can to ensure you are all informed. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Betty Ann Cardinal, Post Secondary Student Advisor or Amberly Makokis, Administrative Assistant who are both in the office.
The Saddle Lake Education Authority Main Office – Cultural Education, Museum, Transportation and Post Secondary have prepared our Safety Action Plan that outlines the necessary measures to ensure the health and safety of our staff, students and community members.
Recommended options for contacting the Post Secondary Staff are:
Office Phone at – 1-800-668-0243 or 780-726-7609
Email – please scroll down
Fax – 780-726-4069
Please contact your institution, if you have not done so already, to stay informed as to what actions are being taken with regards to you educational plans (assignments, exam, etc).
Stay informed, I have posted many links to reliable sources for you to access like what is social distancing, symptoms, community supports, etc.
The Saddle Lake Post Secondary Program remains open and if you have an inquiry or request, please email Betty Ann Cardinal, Student Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org (in office); Bernadine Houle-Steinhauer, Direct at email@example.com (out of office); or Amberly Makokis, Adminstrative Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org (out of office) or call the office at 780-726-7609.
COVID-19 virus Updates
Public Health Agency of Canada – March 15, 2020:
Below you will find links to many of the Universities/Colleges that have information regarding their stand on the COVID-19
Stay informed andBe Prepared and follow the advice of your local health authorities and be aware of the restrictions put in place on travel, movement and gatherings – Chief Eric Shirt made a statement to the members of the Saddle Lake Cree Nations; Resource Material;
Hand Washingis very important – wash your hands with soap and water or by using an alcohol-based hand rub – KILLS VIRUSESthat may be on your hands;
Close Personal Contact– such as touching or shaking hands – remain at least 2 meter distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezes;
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth – contaminated hands can transfer the virus to youreyes, nose and mouthand from therethe virus can enter your body;
Cover you mouth when you cough or sneeze
Stay home if your sick to avoid to protect others and yourself andcover your mouth and nose with your arm or tissues to reduce the spread of germs & immediately dispose of any issuesyou have used into the garbage as soon as possible and wash your hands afterwards
Clean and disinfect frequentlytouched objects and surfaces, such as toys, electron devices and doorknobs
call ahead before you visit a health care professional or call your local public health authority – tell them your symptoms and follow their instructions. if you need immediate medical attention, call 911 and them your symptoms.
Attention all Saddle Lake Cree Nation Post Secondary Students!
Are you planning on continuing into the Spring/Summer term?
If you are or your program continues into the intersession term, then you will need to fill out our Saddle Lake Post Secondary Sponsorship Application Form before March 15th. Also, as a reminder to all SLPS students, you should have already submitted your Fall 2017 statement of marks, if you have not, please do this today to avoid any delays in your PSA.
Thank you to all those students who have submitted all their documents and we look forward to assisting you as you move forward into the intersession or fall term.
What you need to submit for the 2018 Intersession term:
On behalf of the Saddle Lake Post Secondary Program I would like to introduce one of our 2014 Graduates, Quinn Healy. I reached out to Quinn and asked her if she would be interested in submitting a paper to highlight her recent educational successes. Quinn has graciously accepted and has submitted the following. I do encourage our Saddle Lake Post Secondary Graduates to do the same, as it gives others who are thinking about continuing their education, that extra support. Give me a call and let me know, if you are interested in being showcased on our blog.
Hi there! My name is Quinn Healy and over the past 8 years, on and off, I have had the privilege of being sponsored by Saddle Lake Post-Secondary to complete my dreams of becoming a teacher. This was a long process for me but through the support of the Saddle Lake Post Secondary Program, I was able to explore my dreams and passions to find the areas in which I excelled.
I always knew I wanted to teach, to me it was a calling, a vocation, not just a job. I firmly believe that through education children are empowered to become their best selves. I am proud to be an educator who can help facilitate this belief in children, while teaching them valuable lessons about the world through the mandated curriculum. I am also a proud Aboriginal Educator. The district I teach in encourages that we teach from a First Nations perspective. Many of my colleagues didn’t understand what that means or how to go about doing so. I am no expert, yet, but I really pride myself on connecting my Aboriginal beliefs and knowledge in the classroom and helping children understand a different point of view, in connection with the mainstream teachings. Through this passion, I have been able to see not only my students feel connected to material in ways they may have not before, but I have seen my colleagues begin to think and process information differently in terms of their teaching and their own worldviews!
Thanks to the belief I had in myself, the support of SLPS and the support of those around me, my dreams became a reality. This journey was not always easy. My first degree in history came with many, many hours of reading, research and papers and the struggle at the time was very REAL! However, when I pushed deep within myself and knew this journey was a marathon, I gained the confidence and pride to know not only could I attain my dreams, but I was worth becoming what I knew I could be. For anyone thinking of beginning their journey of post-secondary education, I encourage you to start. Jut start. Start believing you’re worth it, that you can do it and eventually, like me, you’ll look back and you won’t believe it at times, but you will be exactly who and what you dreamed you could be!
The Saddle Lake Post Secondary Allowances will be distributed as follows for the month of DECEMBER 2014:
MID MONTH will be distributed OR deposited on Wednesday, December 10, 2014
REGULAR MONTHLY POST SECONDARY ALLOWANCES will be distributed OR deposited on Wednesday, December 17, 2014: Book/Supplies Allowance will also be included for the Winter 2015 Term
Please ensure that you have submitted your statement of marks and your Winter 2015 course schedule to avoid any delays in your funding.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call Bernadine Houle-Steinhauer, Director, Betty Ann Cardinal, Student Advisor or Betty Ann Moses, Administrative Assistant at 1-800-668-0243 or by email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com