Indigenous Services and Education at George Brown College

 

A place of knowledge and support

George Brown College’s Indigenous Services and Education invite you to join our campus community. Our team assists Indigenous 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 Indigenous Services in person and learn more about the services we offer.

Indigenous Services include:

Our Indigenous student study centres are located at both the St. James and Casa Loma campuses. These centres provide Indigenous 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 Indigenous community, George Brown College formed the Sahkitcheway Indigenous Education Council (IEC) in 1992. Made up of members from the community and the college, the council works within George Brown College on all aspects of Indigenous education.

Bob Crawford

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

 Bob Crawford
Indigenous 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 Indigenous people and we are here to help in their success.”

Lori Budge
Coordinator of Indigenous initiatives and counselling