Indigenous Resource Centres at Georgian
Indigenous Resource Centres are located at the 巴里, 米德兰, Orillia 和 Owen Sound campuses. The centres provide you with a culturally supportive 和 comfortable environment where you can study, socialize, 和 access a wide range of resources. Our friendly staff are here to support you, whether academically, personally or spiritually.
The resource centres are home to the visiting Elder 和 Niwijiagan peer mentor programs, Getsijig (Indigenous education counsellor) 和 Indigenous student advisors. 盛宴, potlucks, cultural teachings, craft nights, study 和 lounge areas, 和 computers are just a few of the benefits provided through the resource centres.
Come 和 see why Georgian students call our centres their home away from home!
Services 和 supports
Community liaison officer
Not sure what you want to do 和 need some guidance? The community liaison officer is knowledgeable on all things Georgian College 和 is available to help you choose a program that’s right for you. The community liaison officer can help you with the application process, assist with funding connections including scholarships, bursaries 和 b和 funding, 和 provide a campus tour.
Visiting Elder program
The Visiting Elders are a vital part of the Indigenous Community at Georgian. They provide holistic 和 spiritual guidance, traditional teachings, or a good laugh in times of stress.
Two days a week at the 巴里 (M137), 米德兰 (A115), Orillia (B201) 和 Owen Sound (A147) campuses, Elders can be found participating in the Indigenous Studies programs, as well as social gatherings 和 feasts, 和 around the centre!
Niwijiagan (peer mentors)
Students in the Niwijiagan peer mentor program will show you the ropes! These friendly students know both their programs 和 the college. Whether it’s finding a classroom or providing advice on assignments, the Niwijiagans are here for you.
Getsijig (Indigenous education counsellor)
Whatever challenges you’re facing, whether personal, academic, social or career-oriented, the Getsijig is a trustworthy confidant who can provide you with support 和 help maintain balance in your life. The Getsijig can also act as a liaison between Georgian students, staff 和 your home communities.
Indigenous student advisors
Indigenous student advisors provide support 和 guidance 和 may refer students to college 和 community resources for further support. Student advisors also deliver student retention 和 success programs 和 act as a liaison between the Georgian College community 和 the Métis, Inuit 和 First Nations communities.
Special events 和 promotions
Indigenous Studies co-ordinates college-wide events that promote 和 increase awareness of Indigenous cultures 和 perspectives, including the Indigenous Authors Festival, Louis Riel Day, student craft nights 和 the annual Georgian College Pow Wow, a one-day celebration held every March, organized 和 run by Georgian staff 和 students.
Connect with us
Visit the Indigenous Resource Centre
Have a general question?
Academic Program 和 Support Officer
705.728.1968, ext. 1318
Interested in studying at Georgian?
Community Liaison Officer
705.728.1968, ext. 1317