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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

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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

Other General


Please be informed of the following:

  1. Full time student who are not registered for Spring/Summer, received their last Mid Month distribution on April 15th – this does not apply to Out of Province students;
  2. Full time and Part time students enrolled in Spring/Summer course(s) will receive their book & supplies allowance on April 29th;
  3. Full time students who will receive a monthly PSA can expect a full PSA with no Mid Month deduction on April 29th & May 27th;
  4. For those continuing students, please know that you are required to submit the following as soon as possible:
    • Signed Application & WAIVER – fill out application in full and add your student ID# to the WAIVER form;
    • Acceptance Letter or Confirmation of Enrollment;
    • Course Registration / Timetable:
      • full-time = two (3) credit courses (May to June) or four (3) credit courses for full term (May to August);
      • part-time = one (3) credit course (May to June) or two (3) credit courses for full term (May to August);
    • Transcripts / Statement of marks for Winter 2020
  5. Students who are planning on registering for Spring/Summer classes, please ensure that your course(s) will be applied toward your program of study.
  6. Probationary Students must submit their statement of marks for review before moving forward;
  7. Students are asked to contact us if their are any changes to your program, contact information (address/phone), etc.;

We do understand that the institutions you are attending are or have made many changes to assist students to continue on with their studies.  We ask that you continue to connect with your program instructor for any changes that are being made and the Registrar’s Office to obtain the above documents.  If you have any questions, the Post Secondary Staff are available via email or phone to assist you.

Bernadine Houle-Steinhauer, Director:  bernadinehs@saddlelake.ca

Betty Ann Cardinal, Student Advisor:  bettyanncardinal@saddlelake.ca

Amberly Makokis, Administrative Assistant:  amberly.makokis@saddlelake.ca

Other General


A lot has happened during the weekend and you may have already viewed the following information, however, for those that have not, please review:

Saddle Lake Cree Nation Leadership Address to the Nation:


Saddle Lake Cree Nation Website

Saddle Lake Cree Nation Official Facebook Page


  • Help Health Care Staff Video

As of Tuesday, March 24, 2020 there will be no entry, by the general public, into the Education -Authority Office until further notice!

If you require immediate assistance, please call the Education or Post Secondary Staff at 780-726-7609 or toll free at 1-800-668-0243.  You can also send in your documents or inquiries via email:

General Education Inquiries:

Tamra Steinhauer at tamra.steinhauer@saddlelake.ca

Superintendent of Schools:

Debra Cardinal at dcardinal@saddlelake.ca

Post Secondary Director:

Bernadine Houle-Steinhauer at bernadinehs@saddlelake.ca

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To all Saddle Lake Post Secondary Student’s

Please call the office today if you have not received your PSA!  Amberly and I are in the office to assist you.  I have emailed all our students yesterday with information that you require in the coming days/weeks.


Answering these COVID-19 self assessmentquestions, will help you in determining whether you should to tested for the COVID-19 virus.

Launch Self Assessment


The Alberta Health Services website has information that is current and important for those that are wanting to learn about the COVID-19. 

I have provided the following links for you to review:

If there is any other information from our office or regarding the COVID-19, this post will be updated the the time of post.  Betty Ann Cardinal, Student Advisor

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Posted at 2:30pm:  Dr. Wilson’s video, shared by the SLHCC Medical Desk and posted by Dr. Nicole Cardinal, please view.

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Please click on the following linkSLCN Information Package


Please click on the following link:  Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan Summery


Attention all Saddle Lake Post Secondary!

Please be advised that we have moved up our April 2020 Post Secondary Allowance (PSA) distribution to Friday, March 20, 2020 via DIRECT DEPOSITIt 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:

  1. Office Phone at – 1-800-668-0243 or 780-726-7609
  2. Email – please scroll down
  3. Fax – 780-726-4069
  4. Email Scan

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.  

Be prepared, please review or download the Saddle Lake Cree Nations COVID-19 INFORMATION PACKAGE.  This package includes answers to many questions that are being asked, provides reliable resources to review and a detailed plan as to how the Saddle Lake Cree Nation is moving forward during this time.  Alberta Health Services  website remains to be an excellent resource.

Posted by Betty Ann Cardinal, Post Secondary Advisor