Seven Generations Education Institute

Founded 1985 | Fort Frances, ON

Seven Generations Education Institute (SGEI) is an Indigenous-led educational organization that provides secondary, post-secondary, training for employment, driver’s training and other programming to Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. The college serves more than 20 communities across northwestern Ontario and focuses on the Treaty 3 territory, with campuses in Fort Frances, Kenora, and Sioux Lookout. SGEI’s program delivery and student support is grounded in Anishinaabe language, culture and world view. The school offers part-time degree, diploma, certificate and continuing education programs in an array of fields including health, arts and humanities, skilled trades, community services, and business. 

Among SGEI’s three main campuses, facilities include classrooms, dining space, a garden, a simulation lab for its health programs, a commercially outfitted teaching kitchen, telepresence communications rooms, fitness labs, trades labs, and a pantry for students experiencing food insecurity. SGEI further supports its students through academic tutoring, mental health services and one-on-one mentorship rooted in Anishinaabe culture.

Popular Programs

• Police Foundations

• Bachelor of Science in Nursing

• Practical Nursing

• Early Childhood Education

• Social Service Worker

School Size



• Part-Time Degree $22,500

• Diploma $4,319

• Certificate $3,639

Residence Offerings


Cool Options

• Paramedic Program: Students in the paramedic program apply their learning in SGEI’s Paramedic Lab and teaching ambulance outfitted with emergency medical services tools found in the workplace.

• Practical Nursing: Students benefit from SGEI’s Nursing Lab, equipped with patient simulation technology and medical equipment meant to mirror health-care settings. This program emphasizes cultural sensitivity and incorporates Anishinaabe culture and care perspectives.

• Police Foundations: Students complete projects with professionals and can be paired with a police officer for mentorship.