Education & Libraries


Chisholm is a full partner in the library in Powassan and membership is free to the Townshipof Chisholm residents.  Some residents may find the library in Astorville (East Ferris Library) more convenient, and this is also free to the residents of the Township of Chisholm.


There are four school boards responsible for the elementary and secondary education of children in the Township of Chisholm. Canadore College and Nipissing University, both top-rated post-secondary facilities, are also available nearby in the City of North Bay. Addresses, phone numbers and web site addresses for all are provided for you below.
Looking to complete your high school, prepare for college or gain employment skills? 
The East Parry Sound Literacy Council, with centres in Burk's Falls, South River and Powassan, will assist you to upgrade your education and employability by improving your Literacy levels. Beyond the three R's, they will help improve the digital literacy, critical thinking and personal management skills needed to become successful, lifelong learners. They can be reached by telephone at 705-386-0764; by email at

Near North District School Board (Public)
963 Airport Road, North Bay, Ontario
Phone: (705) 472-8170
Fax: (705) 472-9927

Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board (Separate)
1140 Front Street, North Bay, Ontario
Phone: (705) 472-1201
Fax: (705) 472-0507

Conseil scolaire public du Nord-Est de l’Ontario (Public)
310 avenue Algonquin, North Bay, Ontario
Phone : (705) 472-3443
Fax : (705) 472-5757

Conseil Scolaire Catholique Franco Nord (Separate)
681-C rue Chippewa Ouest, North Bay, Ontario
Phone: (705) 472-1702
Fax: (705) 474-3824

Canadore College
100 College Drive, North Bay, Ontario
Phone: (705) 474-7600

Nipissing University
100 College Drive, North Bay, Ontario
Phone: (705) 474-3450 

CTS Canadian Career College
1495 Seymour Street, North Bay, Ontario
Phone: (705) 495-1200