Indigenous Student Experience

Indigenous Student Experience

At Canadore many Nations are represented, including Ojibway, OjiCree, Cree, Algonquin, Metis, Mohawk and Inuit. We welcome approximately 1,000 Indigenous students annually from across the country.

Many services are available for our students including personal and academic counselling, advocacy, elders’ programs, mentorship and peer tutoring. Our goal is to offer cultural relevancy within postsecondary programming to increase student and graduate opportunities. Our Indigenous Preparatory Studies, Indigenous Pre-Health and Indigenous Wellness and Addictions Prevention programs are unique to the province.

Come visit us at the First Peoples’ Centre Student Lounge!

Did You Know?

  • The Canadore Aboriginal Student Association (CASA) connects directly with students to plan activities throughout the year to bring everyone together with a sense of community for Indigenous students.
  • The Canadore Students’ Council has an elected position to ensure that the quality of Indigenous student life at Canadore is not only maintained, but thrives!


First Peoples’ Centre at Canadore College joins Actua as 37th network member

Actua announced the First Peoples’ Centre at Canadore College as its newest network member. Based in North Bay, Ontario, the First Peoples’ Centre is Actua’s 37thnational network member, and 14thlocated in Ontario.


We know that it takes a lot of hard work and a strong support system to be successful in school. The FPC has built a respectful and trusting atmosphere for students, staff, faculty, Indigenous communities, organizations and other educational partners in an effort to help you achieve your goals.

Cultural Support Programs

Designed to provide guidance while reinforcing the importance of language, values, customs, pride and identity. Student-oriented initiatives create a positive learning environment by enhancing leadership and team-building skills.

Elder on Campus

The Elder on Campus provides cultural support and resources to all students attending Canadore and hosts a number of workshops, sharing circles and other opportunities for students to participate in social events throughout the school year.


Gerard Peltier
Recruitment and Retention Officer
705.474.7600 ext. 5963