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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
  • 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!

Watch our video on Aboriginal Services at St. Lawrence College on YouTube.

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

Services for Aboriginal Students

Eagle Learning Café

 

The Eagle Learning Café, located in Room 33400 on the Kingston campus, Room A103 on the Cornwall campus, and Room 277 on the Brockville campus, is a comfortable space for Aboriginal students to relax, study, and interact with other Aboriginal students.

The Eagle Learning Café features

  • Aboriginal resources
  • Computers
  • Areas for work and relaxation
  • Craft sessions and other cultural activities

Aboriginal Advisors are on site in all three locations, and may also be reached by email or phone. Mary Ann works primarily on the Kingston campus (mlyons@sl.on.ca  ext. 1551) and Shirley works primarily on the Cornwall campus (schaisson@sl.on.ca  ext. 2365) but both visit the Brockville campus regularly. To contact Mary Ann or Shirley by phone without long distance charges, simply dial the campus number followed by the relevant extension. (Kingston – 613-544-5400; Cornwall 613-933-6080; and Brockville – 613-345-0660)

Brockville 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 mlance@sl.on.ca.

Indigenous Student Bursary

The 2016/17 Indigenous Student Bursary application is now available. The deadline for application is Nov. 28, 2016. Please click here for the application

To be eligible for this bursary you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a student with Aboriginal ancestry. (Aboriginal ancestry includes First Nations, Inuit, and Metis. Proof of status is NOT required.)
  • You must demonstrate a financial need. (A financial information page is part of the application.)
  • You must be an Ontario resident. (To be considered an Ontario resident, you must have lived in Ontario for 12 consecutive months before becoming a full-time post-secondary student.)
  • You must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident/Protected Person.

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: http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/bursaries

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Brockville
Mary Ann Lyons
Coordinator of Aboriginal Services/Aboriginal Student Advisor
613-345-0660 ext. 1551
mlyons@sl.on.ca

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

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

Aboriginal Community Links