A Division of the Southeast Resource Development Council Corp.

Located at: 300-208 Edmonton Street, Winnipeg MB R3C 1R7

Phone: 204-953-2120

Fax: 204-953-2128



To support the education advancement of eligible members of SERDC in gaining full access to post-secondary institutions and to graduate with the necessary skills and competencies required to purse individual careers, thus contributing to the overall achievement of their self-worth and self-reliance.


Southeast Student Services (S.E.S.S.) provides direct financial assistance, social supports, as well as academic and career counseling for students entering regular  High School and Vocational Programs; University/ College Entrance Programs (UCEP) and University / Professional Training Programs (UPT); as well as a variety of clerical and technical programs.

Southeast Student Services also provides funding for students who are registered in out-of-province academic institutions.   All programs are funded by Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada (AANDC) with funds distributed among 6 (six) First Nations of the SERDC region and administered based on qualifications and funds available at the Local Education Committee level.


The vision of the Southeast Student Services, is to establish and support education advancement of members of the Southeast Resource Development Council Corp., in gaining full access to post-secondary institutions and to graduate with the necessary skills and competencies required to pursue individual careers thus, contributing to the overall achievement of their self-worth and self-reliance.

We strive to continually provide the highest standards of professional learning environment to assist them in the fulfillment of their personal goals, desires, and achievements. Our dedication to the well-being of the individuals and the promotion of their fullest potential is our number one priority.


To encourage and support eligible band members at attaining maximum educational opportunities in their respective careers. To assist students to reach their full potential at becoming self-reliant.  To ensure all funded students understand all exceptions, obligations and responsibilities during their tenure as students as established by their Local Education Committees, Southeast Student Services, AANDC and all associated Post-Secondary Institutions.

Southeast Student Services sincerely feels that there is a strong need for networking and in keeping lines of communication and negotiation, open so that specialized training can result. The challenge today is to maintain positive working relationships with all SERDC First Nations Chiefs & Councils, Local Education Committees, Home & School committees, Home Placement Parents, INAC Administrators, and Post-Secondary personnel, all in the spirit of professional cooperation for the sake of the student –our future leaders.

Southeast Student Services cannot stress enough, the importance of a well-devised strategy that graduates can look forward to at the community / First Nation / and Tribal Council level for permanent placement upon successful completion of their studies.  It cannot be emphasized enough that Southeast Graduates need to become employed with the recognition and support of their respective First Nations, even if it means committing themselves to intern in their home communities for a designated time.

Staff of Southeast Student Services
Education Advisor/Manager:  Richard Grisdale

Richard Grisdale, Education Advisor/Manager for the Southeast Student Services is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the office and the overall budgetary affairs, of the program and oversees all aspects of the University and College Programs. His role is to assist students in making all necessary arrangements for the academic years such as course selection, purchase of supplies and equipment, long-term career planning, tutorial requirements, House Parent and Institution selection, and any other special services that students may require.

Richard works extremely close with all academic institutions, ensuring maximum supervision and communication is provided on behalf of all students, He also supervises all staff and maintains direct dialogue with the Southeast Tribal Council, / Chiefs and Council, Southeast School Board, Southeast Education Centre, AANDC and the Local School Committees.  In addition to arranging all student orientations and encouraging students to attend career fairs, and symposiums, Richard also attends as many graduations of the students that he can. His greatest reward is to see his students graduate and to take their rightful place in society!

Gloria Roy, Finance Administrator

As Finance Administrator, Gloria is responsible for all payables, student allowances, accounts receivables, administration billings including student tuition fees. She assists in the preparation of budgets and reports on post-secondary information relating to Finance, the Auditors and SERDC, as required.  Gloria assumes overall office supervisory duties in the absence of the Education Advisor/Manager. She assists in drafting letters and memos, setting up various functions an events, recording minutes of meetings and assisting in receptionist duties.   


  • Be a registered member of a First Nation in the Southeast Resource Development Council.
  • Present a Letter of Acceptance from an education institution to a Southeast Education Counselor.   

Application forms can be obtained from your Home School Counselor, from Southeast Student Services or you can download a PDF copy by clicking the following:

1. Application for Education Sponsorship

2. Application Home Placement for Education Assistance

All applications must be submitted to Southeast Student Services 300-208 Edmonton Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1R7

Deadline for all Applications is April 30th.

Southeast Resource Development Council Corp.
Head Office: Box 30 Scanterbury, Manitoba R0E 1W0
Winnipeg Office: 6th Floor - 360 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0T6