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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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MARCH 19 – COVID-19 UPDATE


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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SADDLE LAKE CREE NATIONS COVID-19 INFORMATION PACKAGE

Please click on the following linkSLCN Information Package


CANADA’S COVID-19 ECONOMIC RESPONSE PLAN SUMMARY

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


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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

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SCHOLARSHIP SUCCESS


CONGRATUATIONS  to DALLAS CARDINAL

ATCO INDIGENOUS EDUCATION AWARD RECIPIENT 2017

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.

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Dallas Cardinal, ATCO Indigenous Education Award Presentation

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

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Samantha Cardinal, 3rd Yr Bachelor of Nursing Student


Taking time to Showcase one of our Post Secondary Students

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Mount Royal University’s 3rd yr Bachelor of Nursing Students receiving a warm welcome as they arrive in Hawaii.  Samantha Cardinal is standing in the back row in the middle.

We wanted to take this opportunity to share Samantha Cardinal’s experience with everyone.  Samantha is from the Saddle Lake Cree Nation, Treaty Six Territory and is the daughter of Sam and Earlene Cardinal.

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Samantha Cardinal (5th from left or 4th from right), 3yr Bachelor of Nursing at Mount Royal University

She is in the Bachelor of Nursing Program at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta.  Samantha was accepted to take her 3year clinical practicum in Hawaii as part of the 4 week long international placement called the Global Indigenous Child Health Field School course (NURS3124).  This practicum is part of MRU’s School of Nursing program that offers experiential learning to connect local and global indigenous children’s health.  Students are learning how indigenous ways of being and knowing inform their role to promote child health under the guidance of Elder Francine Dudoit, Director, Traditional Hawaiian Healing at the Waikiki Health Centre.

A quote from Samantha:

“Not only has the work in the school and drop in center been inspiring, but also the additional experiences when we are not attending clinical.  I had the opportunity to attend a Global Health discussion with fourth year nursing students at the University of Hawaii.  Our discussion focused on indigenous and Migrant Health.  I was so nervous but I was proud to share my experiences as a First Nations individual and a member of Saddle Lake Cree Nation.  I think I surprised everyone when I introduced myself as Cree.  This experience has also inspired me in wanting to learn and share more by attending as many conferences as I can and joining the Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada so that I can advocate for our community.”

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Samantha Cardinal, 3rd Bachelor of Nursing Student (right), Hawaii 2015

Samantha started her practicum on  November 19th and she will return back to Calgary on December 19, 2015.  To see more of her adventure and her group practicum, you can go to the following link – HAWAII FIELD SCHOOL: OHANA GROUP C.

On behalf of Saddle Lake Post Secondary, your Nation is very proud of you and wish you all the best.  Can’t wait to see more picture and hope to see you soon.

Saddle Lake Post Secondary Staff:  Bernadine Houle-Steinhauer, Director; Betty Ann Cardinal, Student Advisor; Pamela Large, Administrative Assistant

 

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Success Story


QUINN HEALY, B.Ed / B.Arts Graduate

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.

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Quinn Healy (Stamp), B.ED / B.A History

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!

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University of Alberta


U of A ASDAboriginal Student Discovery Day

FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015

Aboriginal Student Discovery Day is a full day event where student will have an opportunity to:

  1. Learn about the U of A Undergraduate Programs, Admission Requirements, Housing, Student Services, International Opportunities, as well as next steps for applying.
  2. Discuss University life with current undergraduate students.
  3. Speak with faculty and services representatives.
  4. Tour Lister Centre Residence and the University of Alberta North Campus
  5. Meet new friends from other schools or communities
  6. Win great prizes!

With over 200 undergraduate programs, 450 student groups, and a number of activities and services on campus, there is so much for you to discover at the University of Alberta.

TIME: 10:00 – 3:00.    REGISTRATION:  9:30.    LOCATION:  Maple Leaf Room, Lister Centre (116 St and 87 Ave, Edmonton, AB)

RSVP:  www.ualberta.ca/recruitmentevents

 

 

 

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EDUCATION AUTHORITY ROUND DANCE 2015


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2015

This Round Dance is to honor all 2013 – 2014 graduates from the Post Secondary, Human Resource Centre, Reinvestments & Cultural Education programs.  This is our 16th Biennial Education Round Dance and will be held at the Saddle Lake Cree Nation’s Ayiwakes Cultural Centre.  Post Secondary will also be awarding the recipients of the awards for academic excellence in each the following levels:  Postgraduate, Undergraduate, Dipolma, Certificate and University College Entrance.  These will be based on academic performance for the most recent term only in either the Fall, Inter-session or Winter taken between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014.  To qualify, please ensure that your OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS are submitted to Betty Ann Cardinal, Post Secondary Student Advisor, by January 16, 2015.  Transcripts can be faxed to 780-726-4069, dropped off at the Education Authority Office or email scanned to bettyanncardinal@saddlelake.ca.

You and your families are welcome to participate in the honor dances and giveaways that are planned during the evening.  We ask that graduates arrive at approximately 5:00pm to register if you want to take part in the pipe ceremony.  We look forward to your participation and if you have any questions or concerns, please call our office at 1-800-668-0243 (Toll Free) or direct line at 780-726-7609.

 

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SLPS Wall of Recognition Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


Assisting Students to achieve Personal Success & Academic Excellence

On February 22, 2013 the Wall of Recognition Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrated all post-secondary graduates and created more hope for our nation. It’s a testament to our successes as a nation, exercising our treaty right to education, and a presentation to encourage our youth to further their education.
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15TH BIENNIAL EDUCATION AUTHORITY ROUND DANCE, FEBRUARY 22, 2013


“Achieving Success Through Education”

It is our pleasure to announce our upcoming Round Dance that is being hosted by the Saddle Lake Education Authority, Human Resource Centre and the Reinvestment Programs.  This Round Dance is to honor all 2011 and 2012 Post Secondary, Human Resource Centre, Reinvestment Program and High School Graduates. 

AGENDA

Saddle Lake Cree Nation Manitou Arena Foyer:

2:00 pm    –    Pipe Ceremony

3:00 pm    –    Ribbon Cutting & Unveiling of the Wall of Recognition

Saddle Lake Cree Nation Ayiwakes Cultural Centre:

5:00 pm    –    Feast

6:00 pm    –    Student Presentations & Round Dance.  Master of Ceremonies for the Round Dance are Eric Tootoosis & Earl Wood. Stickmen are Clarence Ward & Dennis Crane.

AWARDS that will be presented during the Round Dance will be the Saddle Lake Chiefs’, Saddle Lake Councillors’, Peter Cardinal Jr. Memorial and the Joe P. Cardinal Memorial Awards.  These awards will be presented to the recipients for their academic excellence and performance for the last term only prior to program completion.  To qualify, please ensure that your transcripts are submitted to Betty Ann Cardinal, Student Advisor by Friday, February 8, 2013.  Transcripts can be faxed to 780-726-4069 or emailed to bettyanncardinal@saddlelake.ca or slpseducation@gmail.com.

RAFFLE TICKETS will be on sale January 11, 2013.  The prizes are as follows:  1st prize is $1,000; 2nd prize is a 47″ Flat Screen TV; 3rd prize is an IPad; and 4th prize are His and Hers Pendleton Jackets.  Tickets can be purchased at the Saddle Lake Education, Human Resource Centre, and Reinvestment Offices.  The draw will be made at the Round Dance.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, please call Bernadine Houle-Steinhauer or Marilyn Makokis at 780-726-7609; Christine Cardinal at 780-726-7608; or Ruby Stone at 780-726-3546.

SECURTIY will also be on site for the duration of the Round Dance, however, the Round Dance Committee is not responsible for any injury, theft, or loss.

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Student Orientation Scavenger Hunt Winners


We would like to thank all the Saddle Lake Post Secondary Students who attended our Annual Student Orientation in St. Paul last month.  We hope that you were able to absorb and take away information that you found useful and look forward to assisting you during the coming months.

The following are the winners of this years Scavenger Hunt:

1.  Kevin Jackson wins a $50 Mark’s clothing gift card;

2.  Tessie Cardinal (Samson) wins a $50 Petrocan gift card;

3.  Samantha Jo Cardinal wins a $50 Old Navy gift card.

Here are the answers to the Scavenger Hunt:

1.  What is the new Application Deadline date and what is it?  June 01, 2013 for full sponsorship

2.  Who is the new Director?  Bernadine Houle-Steinhauer

3.  What is the new email address?  slpseducation@gmail.com

4.  What is the maximum tuition?  $6,000

5.  What are two ways to use Google Docs?  a) to share documents.  b) chatting

6. What is the CURRENT Graduation Project total credentials?  682

7. What is the current POTENTIAL Graduation Project total credentials?  1,248

8.  What is our website address?  www.slps.ca

Once again a huge THANK YOU for your support at this event coming from the Post Secondary Staff.