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2020 Student Achievers Award Program

Effective immediately, Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong is postponing the Student Achievers Awards and Career Employment Match Program. This is due to impacts of COVID-19 and resulting impacts to high schools and employers. We are working to redesign both programs to be available for release by April 10th. Please watch for details in the future.

If you have already submitted an application under the current Student Achievers Award or Career Employment Match, they will be processed for review.

We encourage Post-Secondary students considering applying under the Career Employment Match to work on updating their resumes by contacting our Employment Advisors at:
Stephanie Green –
Dana Bridgeman-Cross –

Should you have any questions, please contact Marie Seymour, Executive Director at 1-807-466-1552 or Shirley Kelly, Program Supervisor at

Miigwech for your understanding and patience at this time. We hope you and your families are keeping healthy and safe.

For Treaty #3 Students in Grade 9-12


To promote and recognize the importance of completing high school, career goal planning and achievement in the school and community. The theme for 2020 is building “Leadership”

Eligible student applicants must provide a school and support letter, a brief written biography and complete the Student Application form and a 500-word essay or submit a video clip.

Video clips must be no more than 2 minutes with a head shot. You will be introducing yourself, what school you are attending, your career goals, what helps you succeed in school and an encouraging message to other students about “Leadership”.

Eligible Students:

  • Treaty #3 students attending High School in Grades 9-12 or Alternative Education Programs on a full-time basis for the 2019/ 2020 Academic year and;
  • must be under the age of 24.

All student achievers must be prepared to attend a Shooniyaa Wa- Biitong sponsored event (location/dates to be determined). An invitation with details will be sent after final selections

Submissions are to be mailed or delivered by the deadline date to:
Student Achievers Award Program
Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong
580 Lakeview Drive, P.O. Box 2909
Kenora, ON P9N 3X8


Please see attached Application Package for more information:

2020 Student Achievers Award Program Application Package- Word

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tracey Councillor, Youth Programs Coordinator at 1-800-545-5113 Eastern Area Office.