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Wabnode Centre for Indigenous Services

Cambrian College

Wabnode Centre for Indigenous Services

The word “Wabnode” in Ojibwe means beginning of a new day, a new start, and new journey. Our goal is to help you transition to College life and keep you linked to your community and culture. Visit us to connect with friends, meet new people, get academic advice and counselling support, learn about scholarships and bursary applications, and learn how we can work with your community sponsor.

Our strong connection with Culture is supported by our Elders who offer support and guidance and led by our Cultural Conductor and other dedicated staff.

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Centre Louis-Riel (Aboriginal Needs)

Collège Boréal

Louis-Riel Centre

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)
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Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre

Laurentian University

Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre

The Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre (ISLC) houses Indigenous Student Affairs. The ISLC enhances cultural, social and supports academics for Indigenous learners. The Centre serves as a resource for Indigenous student success. It also provides students with informal study and learning spaces, and creates work and teaching spaces for program staff and Elders.

The distinct architectural character of the ISLC will provide a visible presence for the University’s Indigenous community within the University Commons.