Supportive homes needed for First Nations students

Time is running out to match students attending Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School with boarding parents.

About 30 beds are needed to house First Nations students who are leaving their remote northwestern Ontario communities to attend high school

Time is running out to match students attending Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School with boarding parents.

Students from remote First Nations will start to arrive in Thunder Bay next week, said Tammy Patriquin, who works with the Northern Nishnawbe Education Council. She said the group still needs to find 30 beds.

Patriquin noted they're looking for people to provide safe, supportive homes for students.

"We're looking for a boarding home parent that can provide them emotional, physical, spiritual well-being support and guidance, along with their academics," she said.

If the education council can't find enough boarding parents, some students may not attend school in Thunder Bay.