Division News


On May 4, 2017, the new Northland School Division Act received Royal Assent in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. The proclamation results in the reinstatement of an elected board in Northland School Division (NSD).

Northland School Division Act - Key Elements

Under the new Northland School Division Act:

  • NSD will have a governance structure of between seven and eleven wards. One trustee is elected in each ward.
  • The Board of the NSD is required to establish a formal engagement process for engaging with the wards, First Nations, Métis and other communities to whom we provide education services, Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta, Métis Settlements General Council and the Council of School Councils with respect to the establishments of the board's strategic direction.
  • Persons living on reserve where NSD has a tuition or education services agreement with the Nation are eligible to vote and/or run in trustee elections.
  • Transition from local school board committees to school councils. School councils will be guided by the School Act and School Council Regulation.
  • Each ward shall have a ward council that consists of the trustee from the ward, a member of each school council in the ward and other persons that may become members.

Click here to view the Northland School Division Act pamphlet

Click here to view the Northland School Division Act


Northland School Division Act Infographic


Northland Electoral Wards

Northland School Division is divided into 11 Wards with one trustee being elected in each ward. Click here to view Ward map




First Nations with
Education Service or Tuition Agreement

Schools Within Ward


Carmen Laboucane

Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement

Keg River


Paddle Prairie


Cathy Wanyandie

Susa Creek


Susa Creek


Randy Anderson 

Gift Lake Métis Settlement

Peavine Métis Settlement

Whitefish Lake First Nation (No.459)

Utikoomak Lake (No. 155/ 155A/ 155B)


Gift Lake

Bishop Routhier


Jesse Lamouche

East Prairie Métis Settlement


Kapawe’no First Nation (No. 150B/ 150C/ 150D/ 229/ 230)

Sucker Creek First Nation (No. 150A)


Grouard Northland


Louis Cardinal

Peerless Lake

Trout Lake

Little Buffalo

Peerless Trout First Nation (Peerless Trout Indian Reserve No. 238)

Lubicon Lake Band

Woodland Cree First Nation (No. 226/ 227/ 228)



Silas Yellowknee


Sandy Lake

Bigstone Cree Nation No. 458 (Wabasca No. 166/ 166A/ 166D, Pelican Settlement)


Career Pathways

Pelican Mountain


Robin Guild
(Board Chair)


Chipewyan Lake

Bigstone Cree Nation No. 458 (Wabasca No. 166B/ 166C)

St. Theresa

Chipewyan Lake


Loretta Gladue

Calling Lake

Bigstone Cree Nation No. 458

Jean Baptiste Gambler No. 183

Calling Lake

Calling Lake Outreach


Rubi Sakeskanip

Fort Chipewyan

Mikesew Cree First Nation No. 461 (Dog Head No. 218, Devil’s Gate 220, Allison Bay No. 219, Sandy Point No. 221, Old Fort No. 217)

Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation(Chipewyan No. 201/ 201A/ 201B/ 201C/ 201D/ 201E/ 201F/ 201G)

Athabasca Delta Community


Jules Nokohoo




Fort McKay

Chipewyan Prairie First Nation (Janvier No. 194, Cowper Lake Indian Reserve 194A, Winefred Lake Indian Reserve No. 194B)

Fort McKay First Nation No. 467 (Fort McKay Indian Reserve No. 174/ 174C/ 174D/ Namur Lake No. 174A/ 174B/)

Fort McMurray No. 468 First Nation (Gregoire Lake No. 176/ 176A/ 176B, Clearwater No. 175)


Bill Woodward


Father R. Perin

Fort McKay


Skye Durocher

Elizabeth Métis Settlement

Fishing Lake Métis Settlement



J.F. Dion