Please be advised that during the school and transportation start up period (Aug 26 to Sept 13), the Consortium requires at least 72 hours (3 business days) to safely implement your transportation requests. Unfortunately, the deadline has passed where the Consortium staff can look at new stops, route reconfigurations and extensions. However your request will be taken and be placed in the queue and reviewed around the third week of September. We will attempt to offer available existing service in the interim. For families wishing to register students for the bus please fill out the Transportation Request Form or call our office at 223-1256/866-860-7770 ext 1.
Welcome to the Northwestern Ontario Student Services Consortium for school bus transportation. The Consortium is comprised of four (4) District School Boards, including Kenora Catholic, Keewatin-Patricia, Northwest Catholic and Conseil Scolaire de District Catholique Aurores borealés. NWOSSC covers an area neighbouring Upsala in the east, almost to the Manitoba border in the west, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout and Pickle Lake in the north, and Sioux Narrows in the south. This involves approximately 80,000km² and includes the communities of Kenora, Vermilion Bay, Ear Falls, Dryden and Ignace as well as the other areas mentioned. We are not a bus company but an extension of the school boards as mandated by the Province of Ontario.
The Education Act allows school boards to provide transportation for students under certain conditions. All Transportation is provided at the discretion of the Consortium, it is a privilege, not a right and must meet the parameters defined in the Transportation Policy. The Transportation Policy is harmonized between all four District School Boards which means the rules are the same for everybody regardless of which school board they are part of. Our school bus system is fully integrated and the majority of our buses carry students from multiple schools and school boards. Transportation will be provided in the safest, most efficient, practical and economical way. Our goal is to ensure students arrive safely on time and ready to learn.
We hope that you will be interested in exploring our website and sign up for email alerts. You may contact us at any time at [email protected] We are open all summer as well.