Aboriginal Students

As part of its mission, the Cégep Heritage College Aboriginal Education Council established in 2011 is committed to the life-long learning of Aboriginal peoples. To this end, the Council assumes collaborative responsibility for the continued support of initiatives to meet the needs of the College's Aboriginal community, aims to ensure that respect and honour of Aboriginal identity and culture is reflected in its policies, programs and procedures, strives to secure the essential elements of a teaching and learning environment, and seeks to gain external resources for ongoing and longer term programs and services.

Aboriginal Centre

The Aboriginal Centre located in Room 205, provides Aboriginal students with a culturally sensitive and welcoming climate. Students also have use of a small fridge, appliances to make coffee and tea, and a computer. The Aboriginal Centre is a quiet place to study or connect with other students from various communities.

The Learning Centre

Affectionately known as the TLC, The Learning Centre (Rm 154) offers a quiet place to drop by with your assignments and questions and a teacher will help you find the answers you need to maximize your learning.

Website: The Learning Centre

Academic and personal guidance

A Guidance Counsellor is available to provide confidential personal and crisis counselling, as well as career planning.

Whether you need to discuss your schedule, your living arrangements, your studies, or a personal matter, the advisor for Aboriginal students is available to talk to you.

For guidance services, please contact Jean Scott at 819 778-2270 extension 1332, or at jscott@cegep-heritage.qc.ca.

Aboriginal Culture Awareness Week

Cégep Heritage College celebrates our aboriginal students every year by hosting a week committed to raising awareness about aboriginal history, culture and traditions. Aboriginal Culture Awareness Week honours the many Aboriginal cultures in Canada, including the Métis, the Inuit and First Nations. Daily activities feature Aboriginal talent of all kinds including traditional dance and music, food, art, and quizzes. Also during this time, presenters from various aboriginal institutions and organizations were invited into the classroom to discuss subjects concerning aboriginal history, culture and traditions. Opening and Closing ceremonies are held, with a traditional smudging and Algonquin prayer.

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