Fort Frances Campus
Niizhwaaching Aanikoobijigeng Gikinoo’amaadiiwigamig

1452 Idylwild Drive, P.O. Box 297
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M6

Phone: 1-807-274-2796
Toll Free: 1-800-668-6279
Fax: 1-807-274-8761

Take a virtual tour

Take a virtual, self-guided tour of our Fort Frances campus.

Request a visit

Request a guided campus tour for a group, or request an in-person recruitment visit for your classroom.

View of an SGEI classroom equipped with long tables, chairs and a Smart Board


SGEI has nine regular classrooms designated for secondary, post-secondary and pre-employment training use. Each classroom is equipped with desks, a white board and a SMART board.

The seating area in the Circle Room at our Fort Frances campus.

Circle Room

Centrally located in the building’s atrium, the circle room houses SGEI’s Grandfather Drum, Saagajiwe, Grandmother Staff, Gookomisinaan and sacred traditional items. The circle room features signage dedicated to each of SGEI’s ten governing First Nations communities and is used as a meeting space, for cultural ceremonies and as a place for staff and students to visit sacred items.

An example of beaded work that's been done in our Makerspace.

The makerspace is a collaborative space for students and community members to craft, innovate and create using traditional tools and the newest technologies. The makerspace features a green screen, Oculus Rift VR technology, Ozobot coding kits, a laser engraver and cutter, 3D printers and traditional tools for sewing, beading, and leatherwork.

A view of our Fort Frances campus library from above


The library is equipped with educational resources, cultural artifacts, books, textbooks, films and other resources free for students, staff and community members to access.

View of SGEI health disciplines lab equipped with hospital beds, a bed lift, and a skeletal model

Healthcare Lab

The healthcare lab is outfitted to resemble a working hospital setting for students in healthcare disciplines to practice procedures in a safe, comfortable environment.

Seating area in SGEI's Fort Frances campus Mezzanine featuring long tables and chairs


Located above the atrium, the dining mezzanine is a space for students and staff to grab a meal as part of our hot breakfast and lunch program.

Workstations inside the Fort Frances campus Digital Lab

Digital Lab

Located in the library, the digital lab enables staff, students and community members to preserve and archive photographs, video footage, audio recordings and documents. It features two HP Sprout desktops, an iMac, seven HP Desktops, a Wacom tablet for graphic design and illustration and Adobe Creative Cloud software.

The working setup in our Fort Frances audio lab

Audio Lab

Located in the library, the audio lab is a complete digital recording studio that features a microphone, soundproofing equipment, and audio mixing equipment.

Workstations inside our Fort Frances computer lab

Computer Lab

The 16-seat computer lab is equipped with 16 Microsoft Surface desktops, worktables, a photocopier, whiteboard and SMART boards for workshops.

The Fort Frances Culinary Lab featuring a large working space

Culinary Lab

The commercially outfitted teaching kitchen and classroom features a dishwasher, six-burner stove, convection oven and rationale oven capable of baking, steaming, smoking and dehydrating.

The Trade Lab at our Fort Frances campus

Trades Lab

The versatile trades lab is capable of accommodating building construction and carpentry trades programs and other workshops including cabinet-making, woodworking, sign-making and pottery.

Seating area in our Telepresence room.

Telepresence Room

The telepresence room uses Polycom technology to bridge classrooms across campuses and enable remote facilitation by our educational partners.

Two women working in SGEI's outdoor raised bed garden


Located north of the building, the staff and student garden is a space to sit, relax and enjoy nature. Anyone is welcome to work in the garden and harvest vegetables for lunches and snacks.