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Division Emergency

School closures due to Evacuation Orders

School Closures due to wildfires

Any decision regarding school operations will be announced once more information becomes available.

Evacuation Orders

Sunday, May 26, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.: Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement

Re-entry for communities previously under Evacuation Order

Wednesday, June 12, 2019: Phase 3 Re-entry (Return of Residents) for Wabasca-Desmarais, Sandy Lake and Chipewyan Lake. The threat of wildfire still exists for the above-mentioned communities. As a result, a four (4) hour Evacuation Alert will remain in effect. 

Question and Answer page for students, parents, staff impacted by the wildfires

Click here to view the Question and Answer page.

Division News

Sustainable Communities Initiative

The Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI) is a collaboration between oil sands companies, two communities in northern Alberta and many partner organizations.

SCI started as an exploration into how communities and companies could relate better, work together and create shared benefit and value around social sustainability challenges in the region where oil sands operations exist in northern Alberta. Through early discussions, Janvier and Fort Chipewyan (our partner communities) alongside industry partners, established a common vision of co-creating safe, healthy, sustainable communities where people can work, live, play and raise their children. To achieve this vision, SCI focuses on youth to engage in their own and their community's future.

Click here to view all collaborative partners

Click here to learn more about what's happening in Fort Chipewyan (Athabasca Delta Community School)

Click here to learn more about what's happening in Janvier (Father R. Perin School)