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The P.A.C.E Program

The PACE Program is a Student Success Initiative directed towards supporting Walpole Island First Nation students who are experiencing various difficulties that affect their success throughout the school year. The P.A.C.E Program operates out of satellite sites. Funded by Jordan's Principle.



Walpole Island, Ontario


Wallaceburg, Ontario

  • Short Term Support Counselling

  • Self-Esteem Building

  • Motivation/Empowerment

  • Mental Health Breaks

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Mediation/Advocacy

  • Social Skills/Life Skills

  • Redirection Crisis Support

  • Behaviour Modification

  • Case Management & Referrals

In-School Interventions (As needed)

Referrals to Outside Agencies (As needed)

  • Long Term Counselling Services

  • Child/Youth Psychologists

  • Social Services

  • Diversion Programs

  • 2SLGBTQ Support Services

  • First Nations Support Services

  • Health Care Professionals

  • Mental Health Services

  • Addiction Services

  • Treatment Centres

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Step 1:

Referral and Consent

Step 2:


Step 3:


Step 4:

Ongoing Support

Assessment may involve interviewing

  • the student

  • parents

  • teachers/principal


The goal of the assessment process is to get a well rounded view of what the student’s needs are.

PACE Support Workers use information gathered during the assessment phase to create and implement a personalized plan for each student.

Supports are ongoing through the school year as needs change or issues arise. Frequent contact is made with each student to monitor their emotional well-being, behaviour, attendance and classroom success.


Open communication and frequent contact with parents / guardians is also a very important part of the program and student success!

Students need to be referred to a PACE Support Worker to be considered for services.

  • Referrals can be made by:

  • School Principal

  • Teacher / School Staff

  • Parent / Guardian Community Agencies

  • Students themselves

Contact will be made with the Parents/ Guardians to obtain consents.

Currently you must be a member of Walpole Island First Nation to be referred to the P.A.C.E. Program.  You do not need to be living on reserve and can be attending any school with the Lambton Kent District School Board.

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