The Louis-Riel Centre strives to provide aboriginal students a place of their own, where they can share their rich cultural heritage and take advantage of a wide variety of support services available to them. The Centre along with its numerous partners; organizes and promotes aboriginal activities, lunches, presentation, workshops and cultural events.
Located in the heart of the College’s main campus in Sudbury, the Louis-Riel Centre offers Aboriginal students a vast array of services in a culturally responsive environment conducive to their academic success. The Centre’s objectives are to establish and maintain close relationships with students, to help resolve outstanding issues and be attentive to their needs. Our aim is to improve the students’ transition into the labour market by taking into account their cultural originality and fostering their participation in the College training programs and employment services.
We also help students with learning difficulties and those who are experiencing cultural, social, or financial barriers to their education.
Available support for Aboriginal students in their postsecondary studies at Collège Boréal:
- Guidance with the registration process
- Transition program (from secondary to postsecondary studies)
- Provide information on choice of studies and career opportunities
- Orientation to appropriate services
- Monitor the students’ progress; develop and implement various strategies for student retention and academic success
- Aid obtaining recognition of aboriginal status and help with the self-identification process
- Elder on campus to provide one on one or group sessions (spirituality, smudging, teachings)
- Dedicated space which promotes the culture and heritage of the Aboriginal peoples
- Work stations for students or part-time staff
- Conference room for meetings (teleconference/videoconference)
- Relaxation and lounge area
- Tables for group work
- Educational resources (Books, magazines, newspapers, pamphlets, videos, music, informational handouts)