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Join us at St. Lawrence College for your post-secondary journey and let us help you make your time a healthy, enjoyable and successful learning experience. One of the many available student supports are our Indigenous Student Advisors who are on campus to help;

  • Assist with application processes and transition to College
  • Provide referrals to other College services and resources
  • Help you get connected on campus and in your community
  • Inform you of social and cultural events, employment opportunities, and other areas of relevance to Indigenous peoples
  • Share information about Indigenous bursaries, scholarships, and other funding opportunities
  • Listen to your concerns and celebrate your successes!

Jessie Pengelly
Indigenous Student Advisor, Kingston

Indigenous Services - Jessie Pengelly

Aanii, as an Indigenous alumna of SLC I welcome you. I am an Ojibway descendant of Wiikwemikoong Unceded Territory and belong to the Bear clan. As our ancestors before us, I strive to continue teaching and building community that reinforces Indigenous values and traditions. I look forward to walking with you on your post-secondary journey.
jpengelly@sl.on.ca
K: 613-544-5400 *1874

Shirley Chaisson
Indigenous Student Advisor, Brockville/Cornwall

Shirley Indigenous Advisor St Lawrence College

Aanii: My name is Shirley Chaisson, I am Anishinaabe and a member of the Aamjiwnaang Reserve located in Sarnia, Ontario. Through the Indigenous Centre, Iprovide a safe environment to discuss and/or resolve issues, which may be important you as an Indigenous Student. I believe, your success is our success!

schaissson@sl.on.ca
B: 613-345-0660 *2365
C: 613-933-6080 *2365

Helena Neveu
Elder

Indigenous Services Helena Neveu
Aanii, my spirit name is Waasaa Biidaasamose Kwe (Walksfar Woman). I am a proud Ojibway woman from the Batchewana First Nation in Northern Ontario, and a member of the crane clan. I promote health and well-being by encouraging students to find balance in the Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual aspects of their daily lives. I enjoy sharing the seven holistic Anishinaabe practices for daily life:

talking, laughing, crying, dancing, sweating, yawning, and yelling and believe laughter is essential to human well-being. I want to build a safe and welcoming space for our Indigenous students and create a positive and inclusive atmosphere for learning and indigenous cultural awareness for all members of the SLC community.

Holly Brant
Indigenous Counsellor, Tri-campus

Indigenous Services - Holly Brant

Shé:kon, Karennenhá:wi niyónkyats. Kanyen’kehá:ka na’kya’tò:ten tánon’ wakenyáhton. Kenhtéke nikìteron. Hello, my name is Karrennehá:wi (She Carries Music), pronounced Ga-ren-na-how-we and I am Kanyen’keha:ka Mohawk. I belong with the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, sit with the Turtle Clan and live on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. I believe student wellness is holistic, maintaining balance and inner peace may be a difficult task during the hectic school year, but if you need some help or just want to chat, stop by, I look forward to meeting you.

hbrant@sl.on.ca
K: 613-544-5400 *1095
B: 613-345-0660 *1095
C: 613-933-6080 *1095


Student Wellness and Accessibility

We understand that being in college can be an exciting time, but that it can also be accompanied with stressful times. Meeting with a friendly and professional counsellor with whatever may be challenging or troubling, can make a difference.

Some common areas of concern addressed in counselling are; stress management, grief/loss, sexuality, substance use, and much more. 

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