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The Health, Wellness & Accessibility Department at Niagara College is available to you. Please refer to the Indigenous Mental Health Resources for more information.
Jamie Consoli is our Indigenous Student Counsellor and is available to help
To learn more about our services, please watch this video created by the Ontario Native Education Counselling Association.
The Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool is a searchable list of 518 bursaries, scholarships and incentives across Canada.
Indigenous students are asked to self-identify. There are a number of services available to students who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations Status or Non-Status, Métis and Inuit).
Self-identification is voluntary and confidential and does not require the student to produce any documentation.
The Niagara Region is home to two Native Centres.
Niagara Regional Native Centre - "At the Niagara Regional Native Centre we strive to serve all Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island including First Nations, Inuit, and Metis."
382 Airport Road
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre - "The Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre has a rich history which includes reestablishing our traditions and culture. Mission Statement "To Enhance all Aspects of Native Life While Extending Friendship to the Community."
796 Buffalo Road
Fort Erie, ON L2A 5H2
Follow the Niagara Regional Native Centre and Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre on Facebook for upcoming events and programs.
Note: Both Centres support the 2SLGBTQ+ community.
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line
The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate help to all Indigenous peoples across Canada, offering counselling and crisis intervention services. Phone and chat services are available in English and French. Phone counselling is available in Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut.
Indian Residential School Crisis Line
A National Residential Crisis Line has been set up to provide emotional support and crisis referral services for former students and those who need it.
Six Nations Crisis Services (Six Nations / New Credit area only)