Georgian College

Site: Barrie Campus - Bldg M - Room M137

Service: Indigenous Education Services

Record #: BAR1213
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2022
Last Full Update: 30 Nov 2021


Description (Service) Programs and services include:
  • support services (academic, career, personal, and social)
  • Indigenous education programs
  • liaison services between Georgian College staff and Indigenous communities, organizations and individuals
  • information and resources on Indigenous culture and language to the Georgian College students and staff
  • Niwijiagan Program (Peer Mentor Service)
  • Visiting Elder Program (support, spiritual guidance, and cultural awareness to all students)
  • Indigenous Resource Centre (cultural gathering place - drop in centre)
  • cultural gatherings
Indigenous academic programs at the college include:
  • Shki-Miikan (New Road)
  • Indigenous Community and Social Development
  • Anishnaabemowin and Program Development
Indigenous Education Services also works with Indigenous communities to identify and initiate the development of new Indigenous programming and services and assists with local community-based training initiatives

Service Details

Hours Hours vary, call for more information
Areas Served Central Ontario
  • Programs: available to all students of Indigenous ancestry Status and Non-Status: Metis, Innu, Inuit and other interested persons
  • Services: available to Georgian College community
Application Call for information and to make an appointment
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
M Bldg - Sadlon Centre for Health and Wellness
1 Georgian Dr, Indigenous Resource Centre: Rm M137
Barrie, ON L4M 3X9
Intersection Hwy 400 and Duckworth St
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-728-1968 Ext 1318
Fax Indigenous Education Services: 705-722-1527
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Primary Contact Sandi Pallister-Gougeon, Academic Program and Support Services Officer; Email:
Alternate Contact Karen Dowan, Indigenous Education Counselor (Getsijig); Phone: 705-728-1968 ext 1316; Email:
Primary Executive Helen Pearce, Dean; Phone: 705-728-1968 ext 1811
Alternate Executive Greg McGregor, Manager, Indigenous Services; Phone: 705-728-1968 ext 1376

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