Our History

Established in 1989 by 23 First Nations of the Sioux Lookout District, Wahsa Distance Education Centre was developed by the Northern Nishnawbe Education Council to provide secondary education services to students without forcing them to leave their remote or restricted-access home communities.


Course material was originally delivered via FM radio broadcasts through a system developed by Wahsa in conjunction with Wawatay Native Communications Network of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation and TV Ontario. Wahsa now incorporates SMARTboard technology and Bridgit software, as well as Independent Learning correspondence coursework to deliver curriculum to a diverse population of students.