Education Supports

Library Access

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.


Research Resources

SGEI students have access to the following academic resources

Computer Labs

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.


Academic Tutoring

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.

Art Therapy

Students may request a guided or freestyle art therapy session with our Mental Health Coordinator.

Cultural Supports

Cultural Mentorship

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.

Health Supports

Yoga/Meditation Classes

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.

Financial Supports

Financial Counselling

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. Learn more about financial aid options.


Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP)

PSSSP provides financial assistance to individuals from eight First Nations communities enrolled in an accredited post-secondary program. Learn more and apply online.

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.

Toy Lending

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.