Aboriginal Services at George Brown College

 

A place of knowledge and support

George Brown College’s Aboriginal Services invite you to join our campus community. Our team assists Aboriginal students in navigating resources, providing information on college-wide activities, as well as other services such as counselling, cultural teachings and workshops. We equip you with the skills and tools you need to achieve your academic, work and life goals.

We are respectful of Indigenous rights as well as the diversity of Indigenous knowledge, languages and cultures across Canada. We hope that you’ll take the time to visit aboriginal services in person and learn more about the services we offer.

Aboriginal services include:

Our Aboriginal student study centres are located at both the St. James and Casa Loma campuses. These centres provide Aboriginal students with a space to meet, study, access computers and printers, and obtain information on events, bursaries and job postings.

To support the strong ties with the Aboriginal community, George Brown College formed the Sahkitcheway Aboriginal Education Council (AEC) in 1992. Made up of members from the community and the college, the council works within George Brown College on all aspects of Aboriginal education.

Bob Crawford

“We support Indigenous students through our traditional value systems and teachings to achieve their academic goals.”

 Bob Crawford
Aboriginal counsellor

Jolene May

“It’s a safe place with resources and a support system put in place. It’s like a home away from home.”

Jolene May
Student support officer

Pauline Shirt

“This is a place for students to learn about themselves and retrace their steps.”

Pauline Shirt
Knowledge & Wisdom Keeper

Lori Budge

“We believe education is key to improving socio-economic conditions for Aboriginal people and we are here to help in their success.”

Lori Budge
Coordinator of Aboriginal initiatives and counselling