Waasaabiidaasamose Indigenous Centre

The Waasaabiidaasamose Indigenous Centre is a comfortable space for Indigenous students to relax, study, and interact with other Indigenous students.

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What does “Waasaabiidaasamose” mean?  

“Waasaabiidaasamose” is Anishnawbemowin for “walks far”. The name comes from St. Lawrence College’s first Knowledge Keeper, Helena Neveu (Waasaabiidaasamose Kwe) and speaks to the journey our Indigenous students, their families, and their communities have travelled on their way to post-secondary education and beyond. Our St. Lawrence College community respectfully acknowledges the injustices and disparity embodied in the story of Indigenous people in this country but celebrates the beautiful cultures, the resilience, the contributions, and the successes that are and will be a significant part of their story. We walk this journey together in the spirit of reconciliation.

The Waasaabiidaasamose Indigenous Centre offers

  • Indigenous resources
  • Computers
  • Areas for work and relaxation
  • Cultural and spiritual comfort
  • Cultural events and activities


Room 03030, Yellow Wing 
St. Lawrence College 
100 Portsmouth Ave 
Kingston, ON K7L 5A6 


Room 277  
St. Lawrence College 
228 Parkedale Ave 
Brockville, ON K6V 5X3 


Room A103, Aultsville Hall 
St. Lawrence College 
2 St. Lawrence Drive 
Cornwall, ON K6H 4Z1 

Indigenous Student Advisors are on site in all three locations and can also be reached by email or by phone. To contact Mary Ann or Shirley by phone without long distance charges, simply dial the campus number followed by the relevant extension.


"When I started SLC, I felt like all odds were against me. I was a first-generation single Indigenous mother in my thirties with a learning disability and a child with disabilities. I had recently overcome an addiction, and my son’s father had just passed. However, I received incredible support from Student Wellness and Accessibility, my amazing professors, and my Indigenous Advisor, Mary Ann Lyons, who gave me inspiration when I needed it the most."
Kaycie Brant, Valedictorian 2023, Kingston
"I was honoured to participate in SLC’s first pre-Convocation celebration for Indigenous graduates in June 2023. I was not only celebrated as an SLC graduate but was also recognized as an Indigenous SLC graduate. Receiving the Indigenous blanket and hearing the words that were said during the ceremony touched me spiritually, and I felt honoured and proud to walk across the convocation stage with my blanket wrapped around me."
Pauline Giles - Mental Wellness and Addiction Worker 2023, Brockville