First Generation Services

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Consider registering for our First Generation Services to support your success!

What is a First Generation Student?

A First Generation (FG) student is one whose parent(s)/guardian(s) has/have not attended a post-secondary institution. If a sibling of the student has attended a college or university, but the parent(s)/guardian(s) have not, the student is still considered a FG Student.


What We Offer First Generation Students:

  • A comfortable and welcoming place to ask questions in confidence about your personal or academic life
  • Individualized guidance, consulting and support for FG students
  • Advice about personal, academic and career goals and/or financial concerns
  • An orientation to accessing services and resources
  • Access to peer tutoring, academic supports and learning strategies
  • Guidance in making community contacts and connections
  • Workshops/Events tailored to the academic, financial, and social needs of FG students
  • Opportunities for students to offer feedback to help enhance this initiative

Goals of the First Generation Student Initiative

  • To encourage student success by offering ongoing support and academic services for FG learners in preparation for their careers
  • To work in partnership with other College services to promote student success

For an appointment please contact:

Katie Fabbro
Assistant, Office of Inclusion and Diversity, Student Services
G226 - Welcome Centre, College Drive Campus
705.474.7600 ext. 5134