Biidaaban Academic Support

Biidaaban Academic Support (BAS) is a tutoring program for Indigenous youth with a focus on mathematics and literacy. Nipissing University student volunteers offer one-on-one support during school hours in local schools. 

Nipissing University students: Want to become a volunteer tutor? 

Contact Christine Benoit, Biidaaban Community Service-Learning Officer, at 705-474-3450 x4586 or email

Program dates

October 2019 to March 2020. Tutoring schedules vary.

Program locations 

Nipissing First Nation:

  • Nbisiing Secondary School

Near North District School Board:

  • Silver Birches Public School
  • Sunset Park Public School
  • W.J. Fricker Intermediate
  • White Woods Public School
  • Woodlands Public School

Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic School Board:

  • Mother St. Brides Catholic Elementary School
  • Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Elementary School
  • Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Alexander Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Joseph Scollard Hall Catholic Secondary School


For more information, contact Christine Benoit, Biidaaban Community Service-Learning Officer, 705-474-3450 x4586 /


Biidaaban Academic Support is presented in partnership with the Office of Indigenous Initiatives, the Near North District School Board and the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board.