Aboriginal Initiatives Orillia Campus


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Student Services

The Office of Aboriginal Initiatives offers a variety of on-campus services, connections to resources and referrals for all students. As part of the Orillia Student Affairs team, we work collaboratively with other Orillia campus services to meet your specific needs.


student typing on laptop in Aboriginal Initiatives officeONE ON ONE SUPPORT

Make an appointment to meet with Allysha Wassegijig, Aboriginal Initiatives Coordinator and build a personalized plan to suit your individual goals and needs.

Email Allysha


speaker talking to group seated in a circleLANGUAGE AND CULTURE

Everyone of all backgrounds is welcome to attend weekly gatherings at Simcoe Hall and Heritage Place. All language and culture gatherings are family-friendly, no experience necessary.

See calendar for specific dates, times and locations.




four traditional medicines in bowls


Visiting elders and knowledge keepers will be on campus throughout the semester in various classes, special events, and during designated open times throughout the semester.

Trish Monague will be in residence on a regular basis (dates to be announced). 

For an introduction to approaching a traditional elder or healer, you can talk with Allysha Wassegijig, Aboriginal Initiatives Coordinator and review the informational brochure from Anishnawbe Health Toronto.


 scholarships and awards for indigenous studentsFINANCIAL AID

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