Nation Anishnabe du Lac Simon receives funding for primary school expansion, new centre

February 6, 2019

The Nation Anishnabe du Lac Simon has received a $9.5M investment from the Government of Canada to fund the expansion of the Amikobi primary school and creation of a new centre for the Aboriginal Head Start on Reserve program. The primary school saw the addition of 16 classrooms, a cafeteria, a new gymnasium, and a reception area, changes which will allow over 300 more students to attend the school. The new centre for the Aboriginal Head Start on Reserve (AHSOR) program covers 336 square-metres and accommodates 80 children.  “Lac Simon is experiencing major demographic growth. In 2018-2019, nearly 80 new students are attending the primary school. This trend is going to continue for at least the next decade,” explained Chief Adrienne Jérôme. “Therefore, the infrastructure announced today is essential to improve the quality of life in the community. However, other projects will have to be carried out to meet the rapidly growing need.” Canada (National)