About Us

tanisi kakiyaw. ni-miyowitin kakiyaw instotiman masinakewin. kaskatinowi-pīsim oma. takwākin oma. awasisakekwa oskāyak metawewak wayawetimihk.

The beginning of the 2019-2020 school year always marks a time of promise and possibility, and 2019-2020 is no exception. Our mandate is simple, awasis nikan- the child comes first. We will strive to motivate students in ascertaining their inner strengths and abilities, while discovering what truly inspires them. As a part of the School Based Administration team, Arliss Coulineur- Principal, Geraldine Rediron- V.P. High School, Adele Iron- Elementary V.P., admin will provide a stimulating, safe and caring Indigenous learning working environment for students, staff and community stakeholders. We presently have 355 Nursery to Grade 12 students and 56 staff members. As a staff, we will provide a culturally responsive setting in the classroom and school while fostering wahkohtowin(kinship) in the community. Everyone will have a place within our family  learning environment.  With the new vision and use of the new Cultural Year Plan, nehiyawewin (Cree Language) program, and alongside the Land Language Relationship and Culture program, these will directly support the positive experience of our students on their educational journeys. 

While at the Canoe Lake Miskiw School, students can flourish, achieving academic excellence, becoming emotionally and physically stronger, and growing their talents. The Following Their Voices program takes care of that. We are in Year III, the last of a main staple of the lives of our staff and students lives. Following Their Voices is a main staple in how we relate with our students within our school. Their Voice is what helps drive the dynamic learning environments in our classrooms. Students also have the option of participating in numerous extra-curricular activities (i.e.: Yearbook, Newsletter, Volleyball, Basketball, Floor Hockey, Drama, Soccer, Robot Rumble, and many others). Students are provided with a free morning breakfast and hot lunch program prepared by the Hot Lunch staff.

The safety and success of our students is also a priority in our school. We have many supports in place to assist all of our students. School support programs in place are the Elders Program, ELA Catalyst Program (Adele Iron), Math Catalyst(Leslie Kennedy), MLTC Early Reading Interventionist (Laura Kykkanen), Guidance Counsellor (Diane Martell) and newly formed position, Home School Liaison Program (Lisa Iron) are aimed to helping and supporting our school in organizing activities to enhance student life at our school. The breakfast program is one of the activities that is provided to all of our students and is under the wing of our School Lunch Program.   

Parents, please add our school Facebook (Canoe Lake Miksiw School) page to your smartphones to keep up on all events and school closure information throughout the year.  I ask you to look for ways to become involved here at CLMS. Staff are your guides and advocates. Take advantage of this invitation to come into our school and be a part of our daily routines. Become involved. You are a big part of our CLMS Family.