Indigenous Services Team

Join us at St. Lawrence College for your post-secondary journey and let us help you make your time a healthy, enjoyable and successful learning experience. The Indigenous Student Advisors are here to help you. 

Jessie Pengelly
Indigenous Student Advisor, Kingston

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Aanii, as an Indigenous alumna of SLC I welcome you. I am an Ojibway descendant of Wiikwemikoong Unceded Territory and belong to the Bear clan. As our ancestors before us, I strive to continue teaching and building community that reinforces Indigenous values and traditions. I look forward to walking with you on your post-secondary journey.
K: 613.544.5400 ext. 1874

Shirley Chaisson
Indigenous Student Advisor, Brockville/Cornwall

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Aanii: My name is Shirley Chaisson, I am Anishinaabe and a member of the Aamjiwnaang Reserve located in Sarnia, Ontario. Through the Indigenous Centre, Iprovide a safe environment to discuss and/or resolve issues, which may be important you as an Indigenous Student. I believe, your success is our success!
B: 613.345.0660 ext. 2365
C: 613.933.6080 ext. 2365

Helena Neveu
Knowledge Keeper

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Aanii, my spirit name is Waasaa Biidaasamose Kwe (Walksfar Woman). I am a proud Ojibway woman from the Batchewana First Nation in Northern Ontario, and a member of the crane clan. I promote health and well-being by encouraging students to find balance in the Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual aspects of their daily lives. I enjoy sharing the seven holistic Anishinaabe practices for daily life:

talking, laughing, crying, dancing, sweating, yawning, and yelling and believe laughter is essential to human well-being. I want to build a safe and welcoming space for our Indigenous students and create a positive and inclusive atmosphere for learning and indigenous cultural awareness for all members of the SLC community.

Holly Brant
Indigenous Counsellor, Tri-campus

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Shé:kon, Karennenhá:wi niyónkyats. Kanyen’kehá:ka na’kya’tò:ten tánon’ wakenyáhton. Kenhtéke nikìteron. Hello, my name is Karrennehá:wi (She Carries Music), pronounced Ga-ren-na-how-we and I am Kanyen’keha:ka Mohawk. I belong with the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, sit with the Turtle Clan and live on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. I believe student wellness is holistic, maintaining balance and inner peace may be a difficult task during the hectic school year, but if you need some help or just want to chat, stop by, I look forward to meeting you.
K: 613.544.5400 ext. 1095
B: 613.345.0660 ext. 1095
C: 613.933.6080 ext. 1095

Student Wellness and Accessibility

We understand that being in college can be an exciting time, but that it can also be accompanied with stressful times. Meeting with a friendly and professional counsellor with whatever may be challenging or troubling, can make a difference.

Some common areas of concern addressed in counselling are; stress management, grief/loss, sexuality, substance use, and much more.