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Allysha Wassegijig

Aboriginal Initiatives Coordinator - Orillia Campus

Phone Number: 
+1 (705) 330-4008ext. 2018
Office Location: 
OR1019, Residence Building, Orillia Main Campus
Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm. * Please call or email to make an appointment.
Academic Qualifications: 

Indigenous Knowledge Certificate (in progress) - Humber College
Bachelor of Applied Science in Kinesiology Degree (Honours) - Guelph-Humber University
Fitness and Health Promotion Diploma (Honours) - Humber College

Date joined Lakehead: 
July 2016
Previous Teaching/Work: 

Program Support Officer, Humber College School of HRT
Aboriginal Programming Officer, Humber College Aboriginal Resource Centre
Research Assistant, Humber College Centre for Healthy Living

Research Interests: 

Holistic and Community Based Health Promotion


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Turtle Island Student Circle


Aboriginal Mentorship Program (AMP) 

The Orillia Aboriginal Mentorship Program aligns Indigenous knowledge to curriculum through intergenerational learning for elementary and secondary students in grades 6 - 12. University student mentors obtain Indigenous cultural competency training, mentor training, and gain experience working with youth which is recognized on the Co-Curricular Record. Alumni, professionals, and elders are also invited to participate in the program. 

To volunteer as a student or alumni mentor, please email Allysha at 

Coordinated Learning Access Network (CLAN)

Students and community members have access to multiple employment resources support services. CLAN connects job seekers and young professionals to job opportunities as well as local resources and supports through our network.

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External Community Resources for Indigenous Students 

Financial Support 

Lakehead University Aboriginal Scholarships and Awards (internal and external)

Indspire Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards 

OSAP Indigenous Student Bursary

Community Cultural Supports and Resources 

Gatherings, ceremonies, workshops, teachings, counselling and other services are available in various capacities through local organizations and groups: 

Rama First Nation

Orillia Native Women's Group 

Barrie Native Friendship Centre 

Georgian Bay Native Women's Group 

Georgian Bay Friendship Centre

Georgian Bay Metis Council

Biminaawzogin Regional Aboriginal Women's Circle

NSM Healthline: Services for Aboriginal, First Nations, Metis and Inuit

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Aboriginal Initiatives Brochure by Orillia