Biidaaban Academic Support (BAS) is a tutoring program for Indigenous youth with a focus on mathematics and literacy. Nipissing University student volunteers offer one-on-one support during school hours in local schools.
October 2019 to March 2020.
Schedules are adapted to student needs and tutor availability.
Program locations (schools)
Nipissing First Nation:
- Nbisiing Secondary School
Near North District School Board:
- Silver Birches Public School
- Sunset Park Public School
- W.J. Fricker Intermediate
- White Woods Public School
- Woodlands Public School
Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic School Board:
- Mother St. Brides Catholic Elementary School
- Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Elementary School
- Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Elementary School
- St. Alexander Catholic Elementary School
- St. Joseph Scollard Hall Catholic Secondary School
Niminowaazmin (Year-end celebration)
Niminowaazmin is an Ojibwe (Anishinaabe) word that means "we are celebrating".
Niminowaazmin is the Office of Indigenous Initiatives' year-end celebration for Biidaaban youth programs including Biidaaban Academic Support and Biidaaban Youth Group, honouring the successes of student volunteers, youth and their families.
Activities include a luncheon, traditional teachings, cultural and artistic activities, a professional portrait booth, games, door prizes and giveaways.
When: Sunday, March 29, 2020 from 11:00am to 2:00pm
Where: Main Cafeteria, Nipissing University, 100 College Drive
Parking is free.
RSVP by March 24th, 2020. Contact April Gardiner, Student Placement Coordinator, 705-474-3450 x4684 or firstname.lastname@example.org.