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Whether you are new to the city, or new to St. Lawrence College, the transition to postsecondary education can sometimes be overwhelming.

You are not alone! Our Aboriginal advisors help students succeed by providing support throughout their entire College journey.

Some of the things they can do for you are
  • Assist with application and transition processes (see information about Get-Acquainted Session below)
  • Give referrals to other College services and resources
  • Introduce you to other College staff who can help with your specific needs
  • Help you get connected to your community services and resources
  • Give you information about social and cultural events, employment opportunities, and other things that are relevant to Aboriginal people
  • Give you information about Aboriginal bursaries, scholarships, and other funding opportunities, including band funding
  • Introduce you to other Aboriginal students, especially upper year students who can be mentors to new students
  • Listen to your concerns and celebrate your successes!


Services for Aboriginal Students

Eagle Learning Café

The Eagle Learning Cafélocated in Room 33400 on the Kingston campus and in Room A103 on the Cornwall campus, is a comfortable space for Aboriginal students to relax, study, or interact with other Aboriginal students.

It features

  • Aboriginal resources
  • Computers
  • Enlarged plasma screen
  • Areas for work and relaxation
  • Monthly soup lunches
  • Craft sessions and other cultural activities
  • Monthly elder visits (Kingston campus)


Brockville Students: Although we do not have an Eagle Learning Café on the Brockville campus, Aboriginal students there can access support services by calling or e-mailing Mary Ann Lyons - 613-345-0660 ext. 1551 or

On-site visits on the Brockville campus are easily arranged by request. Students can also receive support by visiting, calling, or e-mailing Maggie Lance, your Student Success Facilitator: Room 202, 613-345-0660 ext. 3756, or

Aboriginal Postsecondary Bursary

The Aboriginal Postsecondary Bursary application will be available in the fall semester. Check your College e-mail and the Aboriginal Services Facebook page for more information, including ways to access help with your application. You do not need proof of status to apply; you may simply self-identify as being of Aboriginal heritage (First Nations, Metis, or Inuit). Other eligibility criteria are outlined on the application. 

2014/15 Application available NOW!

Log onto under Finances, Aboriginal Student Bursary.  For any questions, please email  

Other Aboriginal Funding Opportunities

The Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool is a searchable list of more than 680 bursaries, scholarships and incentives across Canada, offered by governments, universities and colleges, private and public companies, individual Canadians, organizations, and others. Visit the site

Connect with us on Facebook.

Watch our video on Aboriginal supports at St. Lawrence College. 

Aboriginal youth are the fastest growing population in Canada. Having a post-secondary education provides the best possible chance of achieving a rewarding career.


Contact Us

For more information:

Mary Ann Lyons
Coordinator of Aboriginal Services/Aboriginal Student Advisor
613-345-0660 ext. 1551

Shirley Chaisson
Aboriginal Student Advisor
Eagle Learning Café, Room A103, Cornwall Campus 
613-933-6080 ext. 2365

Mary Ann Lyons
Coordinator of Aboriginal Services/Aboriginal Student Advisor
Eagle Learning Café, Room 33400, Kingston Campus
613-544-5400 ext. 1551

Aboriginal Community Links