We are committed to the success of every student.


We promote and support equity of opportunities and outcomes for students, in an environment that is accessible, safe, inclusive, and respectful.  We support every student and staff member to be inspired and successful lifelong learners.


We will support our students to achieve academic excellence and personal well-being in an inclusive setting that builds character and values, while preparing them to participate fully in a global society.

Guiding Principles

  1. Students come first.
  2. The allocation of financial resources will be aligned to match system and operational goals and priorities identified in the Multi-Year Strategic Plan, including the Indigenous Education Framework.
  3. We will invest in the future of the organization by focusing on innovation, engagement, partnerships, facilities, leadership and professional learning that support student success.
  4. The engagement of stakeholders in a consultative budget process will assist in setting priorities.
  5. Budget decisions will ensure strong fiscal responsibility into the future.

2024-2025 Budget Process

Preliminary Enrolment ProjectionsJanuary, 2024
Administration to Develop Guiding Principles & Operational PrioritiesJanuary, 2024
Establishment of the Finance CommitteeJanuary 30, 2024
Finance Committee Meeting:
鈥 Election of Chair & Vice-Chair; and
鈥 2023-2024 Interim Financial Information, as of December 31, 2023.
January 30, 2024
Finance Committee Meeting:
鈥 Preliminary Analysis of 2024-2025 Budget;
鈥 2024-2025 Budget Timetable
February 28, 2024
Administration to Attend Advisory Committee Meetings to present Budget InformationMiiniwewinan March 21, 2024
91探花app March 20, 2024
PIC March 4, 2024
Budget PreparationApril / May / June, 2024
Input from invited Stakeholders:
鈥 Unions/Federations
鈥 91探花app
鈥 Principals
鈥 Student Councils
April 16, 2024

These groups either submit reports or attend meetings to discuss priorities. In addition, a web-based budget input option will be made available to the public.
Director鈥檚 Council Budget Review & ApprovalMay, 2024
Finance Committee MeetingApril 30, 2024
Finance Committee MeetingMay 27, 2024
Finance Committee Meeting 鈥 Preliminary Budget for discussionJune 4, 2024
Director鈥檚 Council Budget ApprovalJune 2024
Finance Committee Meeting Budget ApprovalJune 18, 2024
Board Approval of 2024-2025 BudgetJune 25, 2024
Submission to Ministry of EducationJune 28, 2024

Deadline for public input is April 5, 2024.

Email submissions to budget@lakeheadschools.ca

Finance Chair Scottie Wemigwans

Finance Committee Vice Chair George Saarinen

Finance Meeting Agendas

2024 04 16 Finance Committee Agenda Public
2024 04 30 Finance Committee Agenda Public
2024 06 04 Finance Committee Agenda Public
2024 06 18 Finance Committee Agenda Public

Finance Meeting Minutes

2024 02 28 Finance Committee Minutes Public
2024 04 16 Finance Committee Minutes Public

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