Meet our Team

The Education Department of the McLeod Lake Indian Band is committed to helping MLIB members to achieve their educational goals and aspirations through the delivery of quality educational programs and services. It supports students attending a wide variety of educational institutions in the Canada. The Department sees education as being the key to the Nation achieving its goals of employment and a quality standard of living for all members. The Education Department is responsible for providing educational services to the McLeod Lake Indian Band membership (on and off reserve) and to community members.  These services are intended to address the educational needs of our kindergarten to grade twelve children, post-secondary students, and adults engaged in improving their employability in the workforce.

Education Director
Jodie Ware
Cell: 250.614.3713


Employment & Training Coordinator, Workforce Promoter, Mt. Milligan Liaison (Centerra Gold)
Rachael Weber


Youth Coordinator/Land Based Coordinator
Rodrick Solonas 

Daycare Supervisor
Crystal Lake

Early Childhood Educator
Letitia Woytkiw

Daycare Helper (M-Wed)
Crystal Connors

Education Teacher
Cynthia Solonas


Education Support 
Samantha Carty

Post-Secondary Education

The program aims to improve the employability of McLeod Lake Indian Band by providing funding to access education and skills development opportunities at the post-secondary level.

Eligible post-secondary levels include:

  • diploma or certificate programs
  • undergraduate programs
  • advanced or professional degree programs

The program is administered by McLeod Lake Indian Band Education Department whom administers the funding and selection criteria in accordance with national guidelines and our own local operating policy. ISC provides funding for this program as part of core funding agreements with Indigenous governments and organizations.

Eligible costs covered by the program may include tuition, books, travel support and living allowances.

Students must complete and submit the McLeod Lake Indian Band’s Post-Secondary Application Form in Appendix A (available on the website), including all supporting documentation, to the Education Department by the deadline:

  • Fall April 1st
  • Winter September 30th
  • Summer February 1st

If a student misses this deadline, their application is automatically deferred to the next available session.  In order to qualify for summer sessions, a student must be approved for funding and successfully complete one school year.

Students can apply through the McLeod Lake Indian Band Education Department for the following types of support:

  • Tuition Fees
  • Registration Fees
  • Examination Fees
  • Cost of books and supplies
  • Tutorial Support
  • Living Expense
  • Travel
  • Scholarships/Bursary Information

Required forms

  • Post-Secondary Application Form
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Personal Resume
  • Education Plan (career goals & objectives)
  • Letter of Acceptance
  • Copy of Program Information with fee schedule
  • Copy of Status Card (must be current)

In addition to meeting all the application, reporting, security and record keeping requirements involved, the Education Department is continuously involved in exploring new educational opportunities as they emerge and cultivating new partnerships to help achieve the present and future educational needs of the McLeod Lake Indian Band membership and community.

MLIB Current Post-Secondary Policy – please email for a copy at

Elementary and Secondary Assistance

The Education Department provides a variety of services to assist our eligible students from kindergarten to grade 12. We ask that a completed MLIB Education Application form be signed and returned.

These services include:

  • Student Monthly Attendance Form, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to make sure its faxed or emailed here to the department.
  • Student fees and school supplies
  • Tutoring support
  • Extra-Curricular Activity Fund
  • Student, parent and school liaison
  • Student support and peer counselling
  • Participate on School District committees
  • Negotiate and participate education agreements with School District on behalf of McLeod Lake Indian Band.
  • Liaison with other local educational institutions.

Any other questions or inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us!  We want to hear from you and hope you enjoy the programs 😀

Mailing Address:
General Delivery
McLeod Lake, BC V0J 2G0