Update from the Listuguj Education Directorate

A special note to all Listuguj students. We care about your well-being. In light of recent events, you may be experiencing anxiety or stress, you may need emotional support, you may just need someone to talk to, or you may just be missing one of your favorite people to chat with. The Education & Training staff is here for you.

This support will be provided through phone, text, and/or email.

Please contact the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government at 418-788-2136, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday to Friday and they will direct you to your regular support staff.

Call for Tender Extended – Alaqsite’w Gitpu Gina’masutioguom School Extension and Refurbishment

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government has released a call for tender for the Alaqsite’w Gitpu Gina’masutioguom School Extension and Refurbishment project.  The work includes the expansion of the existing gymnasium, the addition of a stage and cafeteria, as well as the addition of new classrooms and a cultural space.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to March 11, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. Atlantic time.  See link below for more details and all tender documents.


Midwifery bachelor’s degree program: Spot reserved for First Nations and Inuit students




DATE:                February 4, 2020

TO:                     Health and Social Services Directors Education Directors

FROM:               First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC)

SUBJECT:        Midwifery bachelor’s degree program: One spot reserved for First Nations and Inuit students


The FNQLHSSC is pleased to announce that a spot will henceforth be reserved for First Nations and Inuit students in Quebec wishing to register for the bachelor’s degree program in midwifery, which is offered exclusively by the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR).1 This is an important step forward for women, babies and entire families who will be able to benefit from care and support at birth better suited to their physical, psychological, cultural, emotional and spiritual needs. This measure will contribute to promoting promising practices allowing more women to give birth on their territories and with their families. Ultimately, these midwives of the UQTR will have a decisive role to play in the future and health of their communities.



This reserved spot will be added to the program this spring, just in time for the next 2020 cohort. Those who are interested and who meet all the admission conditions are invited to contact the program committee management before submitting their application at magali.bechard@uqtr.ca  before March 1, 2020. For the admission conditions or for any other information, visit the UQTR website.


1. Please note that this training is only offered in French.

Head Start Registration

Head Start registration forms for September students are ready to be picked up at 6B Pacific Drive directly behind the Medical Center. For more information, please contact Tina Martin at 418-788-3041 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Autism Intervention Specialized Training

The Post-Secondary Student Support Program is looking to sponsor 6 community members who have work experience caring for children to participant in the upcoming Autism Intervention Online program. For more information, or to register, visit https://unb.ca/cel/career/behavioural-intervention/autism-intervention-program.html.

Those who are interested are also required to apply for funding. Please contact Jeanette Henry, Post-Secondary Manager for a funding application at 418-788-2248 or email Jeanette.henry@listuguj.ca.



Education in Childhood Services Starting in February 2020

The Education in Childhood Services (ECS) program will start in mid-February. Please note that they will still be accepting applications up until the start of the program. If you are interested, please contact the program coordinator Melissa Drapeau at 418-788-2248.


Suspension of Bus Transportation on Snow Days


The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government would like to inform the community of a change in the Winter Weather Surveillance Protocol. On days when it is deemed unsafe to transport students by bus, all bus transportation from Listuguj will be suspended. For example, when classes are cancelled for students at the Alaqsite’w Gitpu School, transportation will also be suspended for students attending schools in Campbellton, even if their classes are not cancelled. Parents will then be responsible for transporting their children to school.

For more information, please contact the Listuguj Education Directorate at 418-788-2248.


Early Childhood Education Course

Teaching at any level is a rewarding career, but Early Childhood Educators have a special opportunity to help children in their earliest stages. Early childhood education programs teach students the skills they need to get children started on a successful journey through the education system.

If you have a keen interest in childhood development and are interested in early childhood education (ECE), this may be the career for you!

Application deadline: December 20, 2019


Education Complex and Alaqsite’w Gitpu School Closure

The staff of Listuguj Education, Training and Employment Directorate is saddened by the passing of our colleague and friend, Blanche Metallic. Our work family will miss her greatly. She was a valued member of our community and dedicated to the work in our Mi’gmaq Language. Please keep Blanche’s family in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time.
We will miss her more than words can express, but let’s remember the love and kindness she shared with all of us. Her hard work and commitment to our Mi’gmaq Language will forever be remembered and shared with our students and community.
Out of respect for the loss of our teammate and friend, the Education Complex and the Alaqsite’w Gitpu School will be closed on the day of her service, Tuesday, November 26, 2019.
Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday (Nov. 26) at 3:00 pm in the Ste. Ann’s Church. She will rest at Savoie Funeral Home, situated at 47 Alexander St., Campbellton, this Monday afternoon from 2 till 4 and evening from 7 till 9 also on Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 till time of funeral.