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Post-Secondary Opportunities

 Concordia  Concordia College provides support services for aboriginal students, for students returning to school after several years, and for students with physical or learning disabilities
MacEwan University  MacEwan University Aboriginal Education Centre services include:
  • Career and academic advising
  • Scholarship, bursary, award and grant information
  • Facilitation of communication with funding sponsors (fax and phone)
  • Computer workstations
  • Personal advising and referrals
  • Elder support
  • Access to cultural ceremonies
  • Community notice board (special events & job postings)
  • Aboriginal Students Club
  • Assistance with orientation
  • Campus tours and information sessions
  • Liaison with academic programs
  • Support special campus events
  • AEC Newsletter (Tipi Talk)
Kathy Davis
Heather Stevely
 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology is a leader in technical training and applied education designed to meet the demands of Alberta's industries.

Derek Thunder
 Yellowhead Tribal CollegeYellowhead Tribal Council endeavors to provide economic, social and educational support services to First Nation member bands.

MK Jardine, 780-484-0303 Ext: 259
Laverne Arcand780-484-0303 Ext: 250
Seaneen O'Rourke780- 484-0303

 Keyano College
(Native Child Program)
The Aboriginal Child and Family Services program addresses the concerns of First Nations, Metis and Urban Natives as they respond to the redesign of Family and Social Services for children and families as well as the move by First Nations People to provide local control for social programs. All courses will emphasize the influence which family, education, health and culture have on child development. The curriculum will be culturally relevant with practical solutions for meeting the needs for qualified child and family services employees.
 University of Alberta The following are some of the services provided to students, counsellors, and school administrators:
  • Aboriginal Teacher Education Program Poster and Brochure
  • Academic Advising
  • Transition Year Program
  • Retention Services
  • Elder Services
  • Mentoring Aboriginal Peers
  • Scholarships
  • Photocopying, faxing and printing
  • Computer Lab and Study Hall
  • Resource Room
  • Meditation and Smudge Room
  • Student housing
  • Providing campus tours and campus visits
  • Student for a day
  • Raising awareness, on campus, of the academic needs of FNMI students
  • Arranging school visits for Career/Education Fairs, one on one post secondary advising, presentations etc.

Shana Dion, Director, U of A Aboriginal Student Services Centre
Suzanne Butler, Transition Year Program (TYP) Coordinator
Tricia Beaudry, Aboriginal Student Advisor 

 Norquest College

Aboriginal Student Support Services


NorQuest College is student centered, which means students are valued, respected and supported as an individual in achieving their educational goals. Our inclusive approach supports the diversity of the learner population, preparing graduates for work in a wide range of environments.


Aboriginal learners make up more than 11% of NorQuest’s student population[1], a very impressive proportion for a post-secondary institute that serves 8,500 learners. As a result, we have designed an extensive network of services tailored specifically and are customizable to the needs of Aboriginal students. From academics to funding and counselling, we are here to help students maximize their potential. Our Aboriginal services include:

  • Aboriginal Student Advisor
  • Aboriginal Educational Counsellor
  • Aboriginal Elder
  • Aboriginal Ceremonial Room
  • RBC Aboriginal Mentorship Program
  • Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Student Support Specialists
  • Interpreting/Cart
  • Exam Accommodation
  • Alternate Format of Materials
  • Academic Strategists
  • Assistive Technology and Equipment
  • Peer Note Takers
Rm A125, Main Building