Indigenous Resource Centre

The Indigenous Resource Centre was established at Loyalist College to ensure appropriate support for Indigenous students on campus, and to act as a liaison between College administration, Indigenous communities, and government agencies. The orientation of the Indigenous Resource Centre is holistic in nature.

Our Goals

  • To introduce students to the requirements of College life
  • To maximize the opportunities for students to realize their full academic and personal potential
  • To provide a friendly environment in which students can further cultural activities in order to express and develop their Indigenous identity
  • To facilitate student participation in the overall life of the College community

A large portion of the Indigenous population consists of young adults requiring a College education. However, many Indigenous students find the adjustment to College a difficult process. This transition is made easier through the friendship, assistance and services provided by the Indigenous Resource Centre.

Our Services

  • Pre-admission counselling to prospective students about admission, transcripts, funding and program planning
  • Orientation for new students
  • Academic and individual counselling for students presently enrolled at Loyalist College
  • Referral of Indigenous students considering other avenues of post-secondary education to other institutions
  • Remedial and Indigenous peer tutoring and mentor referral
  • Assistance to the Indigenous Student Council for special activities and events
  • Study space, including computers, internet and email, video and text library, and current Indigenous newsletters and papers

The Indigenous Resource Centre retains a strong internal rapport with Loyalist College by:

  • Acting as liaison between the Indigenous community and the College
  • Providing information on Indigenous-related issues to other College departments
  • Setting up information workshops and seminars within the College
  • Referring students to other departments and services

Community Liaison

The Centre maintains communication with outside agencies, educational institutions and Indigenous communities by:

  • Contacting Indigenous organizations, elders and community groups and informing them of activities within the College
  • Providing the Indigenous community with information about the College and off-campus courses
  • Visiting senior high schools, territorial vocational centres and colleges within Southern Ontario
  • Arranging on-campus tours and orientation sessions to encourage Indigenous participation at Loyalist College

Location & Contact

Room 3H9, Kente Building
Loyalist College
Wallbridge-Loyalist Road
P.O. Box 4200
Belleville, Ontario K8N 5B9

Tel: 613-969-1913, ext. 2250
Fax: 613-962-1376

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Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm