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Each year we host a one day Post Secondary Orientation for our students, however, this year due to COVID19 we were unable to host this event. This year we needed to think outside the box to determine which students would win a laptop. So yesterday, we placed the names of all our approved post secondary students into a bin and video recorded the process. In the video you will find out who the 10 lucky laptop winners are and will be contacted by Amberly Makokis.

Click here to watch our video of this draw!

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Post Secondary Student Reminder

To our Saddle Lake Post Secondary Students, if you have submitted all your documents and have received our Sponsorship Approval letter, Awesome Job, your well on your way, and thank you for your patience.

If you still have not handed in one or two documents, please utilize your institutions student portal and take a screen shot of your document and email to us. These documents are required before sponsorship can be approved.

  • Acceptance Letter or Letter of Continuance;
  • Transcripts
  • Course Registration / Schedule
  • Fees

Post Secondary Student Orientation – the Saddle Lake Post Secondary will not be hosting a Student Orientation this year, due to our current situation – COVID19.

Post Secondary Allowance – You will receive your September PSA via direct deposited, please ensure you have notified our office if there has been a change to your information. September 2020 PSA + Supply/Book Allowance will be directed deposit to those students who have been approved for sponsorship as of Wednesday, August 26, 2020 on..

Friday, August 28, 2020 – 1st DIRECT DEPOSIT

However, if you HAVE NOT SUBMITTED ALL NECESSARY DOCUMENTS as of today, August 26th, please do so before 11:00 am Friday, August 28th and your direct deposit will be on:

Tuesday, September 01, 2020 – 2nd DIRECT DEPOSIT

Book Allowance – Most students will receive their book allowance to purchase their books, e-books, etc. Those students who do not receive their book allowance are responsible for making contact with the Book Store to ask how you will be accessing your books: pick up, Canada Post, drive through, etc. from your institution.

Aboriginal Student Services – All student should be familiar with their institutions Student Portal (Bear Tracks, MyAU, etc). Once you become familiar with your student portal, you will be able to find the necessary information about course registration, student fee, statement of marks, how your classes will be set up: On Line, Blended or in class.

Student Policy Handbook – is now available to view or download. Please click on the Sponsorship Procedures tab (above) and scroll down.

Contact Information – please ensure that your contact information is up to date: phone/cell number; email; address.

We are here to assist you the best way we can as you move forward in your educational journey. Students can reach us via phone and email.

Betty Ann Cardinal – bettyanncardinal@saddlelake.ca

Amberly Makokis – amberly.makokis@saddlelake.ca

Bernadine Houle-Steinhauer – bernadinehs@saddlelake.ca

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Portage College 2020 Virtual Convocation

Virtual 2020 Portage College Convocation

Congratulations messages from the College Community on Flipgrid

Keally McDermott, Business Administration Diploma
Cheyenne Couillard, Licensed Practical Nurse

No Photo submitted for the following Graduates (will post photos when they are submitted):

Leona Mason, Artisan Entrepreneurship Diploma

Taryn Delver, University Transfer

Vennisa Cardinal, University Transfer

Jonathan Cardinal, University Transfer

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Employment Opportunity, Case Manager

Saddle Lake Cree Nation Child & Family Services

(2 positions)

The role of the Case Manager, is to focus on ensuring cultural, physical, social & emotional well-being of clients, families and children in care. They will also provide, case management & planning, direct intervention services to children in need of protective services. The Case Manager will report to the Supervisor, participate in on-call rotation and be responsible for attending regular home visits.

***For full job summery and description, click below on the links provided.

  • Bachelor of Social Work (B.Sw) from an accredited institution;
  • Minimum 2 years experience in field work;
  • Knowledge and understanding of our Cree culture and language;
  • Intervention Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search;
  • Criminal Record Check;
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License;
  • Driver’s Abstract;
  • Standard First Aid;
  • Active or eligible for registration with the Alberta College of Social Worker (ACSW);
  • Provide two (2) character references.

Full Job Description

Summery of Job Description

Submit resume & documents directly to to the Office of Human Resource Management via email to humanresource@saddlelake.ca or by Canada Post to Box 100, Saddle Lake, AB T0A 3T0,

For More Information call 780-726-3829

Note: Only those applicants selected will be contacted.


Monday, June 15, 2020

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Employment Opportunity – Director of Child & Family Services

Director of Child & Family Services

Job Posting (Rev: 2020-04-17-002)

The Director will be responsible for overall management of Child & Family Services which provides Intervention Services, Family Enhancement and Kinship Care for the Saddle Lake Cree Nation. The Director is also responsible for the financial management of the program and will work closely with Saddle Lake Chief and Council, Tribal Administrator, Board of Directors, Elders and Government Liaison’s. Working with stakeholders and staff, will promote best practices in the field that will enhance quality service and good outcomes for children, youth and families.

**For full Job Description or Job Summery, please click below on the links provided.

  • Bachelor of Social Work (preferred) or related human services degree
  • 5 years’ experience in a human services area
  • knowledge and understanding of our Cree culture and language
  • Criminal REcord Check
  • Intervention Record Check (Prior Involvement)
  • Valid Class 5 Drevices license
  • Must have reliable transportation with 2 million liability insureance coverage. Section 6-A Desgnation Insurance
  • References (3) – Individuals whom supervised delegated capacity
  • Certificate of Completion – Delegation Training (Alberta Children’s Services)
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in a Delegated Social Worker Capacity

Full Job Description

Summery of Job Description

Qualified applicants should submit resume and documents directly to:

Office of Human Resources Management

Box 100 Saddle Lake, AB T0A 3T0

In Person Submission: Human Resource Office until end of business day, 4:00 pm, June 26th

Email: humanresource@saddlelake.ca – Electronic submissions will be accepted until 11:59 pm, June 26th

Note: ONLY those applicants selected will be contacted

Contact the office of Human Resource Management at 780-726-3829 if more information


Friday, June 26, 2020

Aboriginal Student Services · Aboriginal Teacher Education Program · ATEP · Further Education · Information Sharing · Other General · Post Secondary Education · Post Secondary Students · Support · Undergraduate · University of Alberta

Aboriginal Teachers Education Program (ATEP)

Did you miss the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program application deadline last Friday, May 15th?  Please note that the deadline has been moved to May 19th & 20th.  You can still apply and follow the directions below.

You will be able to fill out your information online up until the payment portion.  Once you have reached this blockade, please contact ATEP and USS via email at atepualberta@ualberta.ca and edadmin@ualberta.ca and let them know your full name, Universtiy ID (if applicable) and application number (if applicable). 

They will need to bump you application to allow your payment method to be processed.  Once that have been finalized you will be able to log into your profile and upload the required documents as follows:

  • Official and unofficial transcripts
  • Letter of Intent

If you are asked which campus you want to apply for you will need to answer ‘yes’ to the ATEP question and then select the Community-Based Elementary Program and Blue Quills as the Partner Institution.

If you are being asked for a campus prior to that, you can pick North/Main Campus and then proceed. The ATEP questions should come up after that when you select Faculty of Education.  The above was created by Angela Wolfe, MEd in order to assist those interested in applying for the program and who may not have the application fee handy.

Posted by Betty Ann Cardinal, Post Secondary Student Advisor on May 19, 2020.

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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)?

How to Apply to Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) Basic ...

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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

Aboriginal Student Services · Bursaries & Scholarships · Information Sharing · Other General · Post Secondary Students

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