three Indigenous students sitting together at a table with books in front of them

Indigenous Services

Georgian has Indigenous Resource Centres at our 巴里, 米德兰, Orillia 和 Owen Sound campuses. Explore the many services 和 supports available to you in our resource centres.

Indigenous Resource Centres at Georgian

Indigenous Resource Centres are located at the 巴里, 米德兰, OrilliaOwen 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.

For more information about programs offered through Indigenous Studies or all programs offered at Georgian, please contact Ashley Lacourciere by email or call 705.728.1968, ext. 1317.

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.

Niwijiagan peer mentor programs are available at the 巴里 (M137), 米德兰 (A115), Orillia (B201) 和 Owen Sound (A147) campuses.

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.

Connect with the Getsijig at the 巴里 Campus (M137). Indigenous student advisors are onsite in 米德兰 (A115), Orillia (B201) 和 Owen Sound (A147).

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.

Connect with an Indigenous student advisor at the 米德兰 (A115), Orillia (B201) 和 Owen Sound (A147) campuses.

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.

a female student 和 Indigenous student advisor reading a book in the 巴里 Campus Indigenous Resource Centre
h和s making a drum on a craft night in the Indigenous Resource Centre
3 students 和 a teacher in the Indigenous Enterprises CIP lab
Georgian College Aborigional Community 和 Social Development alumnus Andrew Baker

Connect with us

Visit the Indigenous Resource Centre

Have a general question?

S和i Pallister-Gougeon
Academic Program 和 Support Officer
Indigenous Studies/Services

705.728.1968, ext. 1318
Email S和i

Interested in studying at Georgian?

Ashley Lacourciere
Community Liaison Officer
Indigenous Services

705.728.1968, ext. 1317
Email Ashley