Secondary Student Services Program (SSSP)


The Northern Nishnawbe Education Council through the Secondary Student Services Program (SSSP) is committed to providing students from the Sioux Lookout Area First Nations’ communities with the assistance and support necessary to pursue educational goals and aspirations.

The SSSP is designed to take into consideration the whole student—their physical, mental and spiritual needs—while providing a safe positive experience while attending school in Thunder Bay, including a boarding home program and assistance with daily transportation. Social and spiritual support is provided and First Nations values, language and culture are promoted in an effort to encourage academic achievement, improving high school retention and graduation rates.

SSSP Prime workers are responsible for case management of students attending Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School (DFCHS), as well as public high schools in Thunder Bay, Sioux Lookout, Dryden and other urban centres in Ontario and the City of Winnipeg. An SSSP Prime worker is on call at all times to assist students.

How to Contact the
Secondary Student Services Program:

Thunder Bay Crisis: 807-629-4357 (HELP)
• for serious crisis response
Thunder Bay Non-crisis: 807-629-4777
• for situations that are non-life-threatening
Thunder Bay Office: 807-628-8413
(Fax 807-475-9723)
Prime Worker: Saturn Magashazi, ext 3009
Prime Worker: Cheyenne Linklater, ext. 3010
Prime Worker: Lyle Fox, ext 3011