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Kapapamahchakwew - Wandering Spirit School (GR. JK-12)

Vision: To empower future leaders with a strong cultural identity to be contributing members in a global society.

In 1977, this school was founded on the vision of Pauline Shirt and Vern Harper who were looking for a safer school for their own child. They searched for a school that was culturally safe and nurtured their son’s Indigenous identity. But when a school couldn’t be found, they founded their own school known as Wandering Spirit Survival School, which was designated as an alternative school. In 1983, the school was recognized by the TDSB as a Cultural Survival/Native Way program instead of an alternative school. In 1989, the program was renamed First Nations School of Toronto (FNST). Then in 2018/19, the school returned to its original roots and after a renaming ceremony, and is now called Kapapamahchakwew - Wandering Spirit School.
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Phone:(416) 393-0555
Address:16 Phin Ave, Toronto, ON, M4J 3T2
Principal:Elise Twyford
Vice-Principal(s):Jonathan Salvatore
Office Staff:Tamaris Mackenzie
Ivan Garcia
School Council Chair(s):John Hupfield
Superintendent:Tanya Senk
Learning Network:LN32
Trustee:Sara Ehrhardt
Ward:Ward 15