Our Fort Frances campus library is equipped with cultural artifacts, books, textbooks, films and other resources free for students, staff and community members to access. Access our Library Portal to search books or learn more about borrowing e-books via the Rainy River District Library Cooperative.
SGEI students have access to the following academic resources
- ProQuest One Academic: a multidisciplinary database with thousands of peer review journal articles, e-books, videos, and trade publications.
- ProQuest Research Companion: self-guided modules on research and essay writing.
- Alexander Street: video library with more than 70,000 videos organized by discipline.
SGEI students have access to our computer labs in Kenora and Fort Frances. In addition to our computer labs, students in Fort Frances have access to our digital lab, audio recording studio and makerspace. For more information regarding access to these spaces, please visit reception.
SGEI students who are having a difficult time keeping up with school work, completing assignments, or studying for tests can request free tutoring services. To request tutoring assistance, please speak to your Secondary School Instructor or Post-Secondary Program Coordinator.
Mental Health Supports
School can be challenging. That’s why SGEI has a dedicated Mental Health Coordinator dedicated to support students in this transitional period. To book an appointment, contact our Mental Health Coordinator.
For students with specific needs, SGEI can recommend supports for you in the community. For more information contact our Mental Health Coordinator.
SGEI employs a Cultural Lead to support our learners and act as a mentor to students seeking guidance. Our Cultural Lead is available to drum and smudge with students, provide referrals for local cultural events, and talk one-on-one with students in need. To request a one-on-one session or cultural service, contact our Cultural Lead.
SGEI has a Grandfather drum, Saagajiwe, for students and staff to sit with for support. He sits in the circle room with the Grandmother Eagle Staff, Gookomisinaan, at our Fort Frances campus. Anyone is welcome to sit, visit, offer tobacco and/or pray with the drum. To learn more or request a visit with the drum from another campus, contact SGEI’s Drumkeeper.
At our Fort Frances and Kenora campuses, students and staff are invited to gather on their lunch break to relax, de-stress and stretch. For more information on upcoming classes, visit our Events Calendar.
Breakfast and Lunch Program
Don’t go to class hungry! At our Fort Frances and Kenora campuses, students can enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast and lunch four days a week before heading to class. Served in the mezzanines in Kenora and Fort Frances.
Healthy Living Food Boxes
SGEI students can sign up for a healthy living food box, a program in which participants sign up to receive a box of healthy fruits and vegetables at an affordable price. For more information contact our Mental Health Coordinator.
Sexual Health Clinic
SGEI partners with the Northwestern Health Unit to provide regular sexual health services for students including STI/STD testing, birth control counselling, emergency contraception and more.
Are you unable to afford your post-secondary education? SGEI can guide you through your financial options. To seek financial assistance, contact our Financial Aid Coordinator. For more information regarding financial aid, click here.
Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP)
PSSSP provides financial assistance to individuals from eight First Nations communities enrolled in an accredited post-secondary program. To learn more and apply online, click here.
OSAP Application Assistance
The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) applications can be difficult. SGEI can assist students in uploading files and sourcing information. Please see our financial aid page for more details.
Bursaries, Grants and Entrance Scholarships
There are a number of options available for application. Please see our financial aid page for more details.
Housing & Family Supports
Housing Referrals and Application Assistance
For students that have relocated to attend school, SGEI can assist you in finding a temporary living space. For students interested in pursuing RRDSSAB, public housing, rent supplement options, or assistance navigating Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services, contact our Mental Health Coordinator.
Sometimes childcare is hard to secure. For students that need to bring their students to class, SGEI provides toys to keep your little one occupied. To access our library of toys please contact your Post-Secondary Program Coordinator.