Aboriginal Resource Centre

The Aboriginal Resource Centre was established at Loyalist College to ensure appropriate support for Native students on campus and to act as a liaison between College administration, Native communities and government agencies. The orientation of the Aboriginal Resource Centre is holistic in approach.

Our goals

  • To introduce students to the requirements of College life
  • To maximize the opportunities for students to realize their full academic and personal potential
  • To provide a friendly environment in which students can further cultural activities in order to express and develop their Native identity
  • To facilitate student participation in the overall life of the College community

A large portion of the Native population consists of young adults requiring a college education. However, many Native students find the adjustment to college a difficult process. This transition is made easier through the friendship, assistance and services provided by the Aboriginal Resource Centre.

Our student services

  • Pre-admission counselling to prospective students about admission, transcripts, funding and program planning
  • Orientation for new students
  • Academic and individual counselling for students presently enrolled at Loyalist College
  • Referral of Native students considering other avenues of post-secondary education to other institutions
  • Remedial and Aboriginal peer tutoring and mentor referral
  • Assistance to the Aboriginal Students’ Circle for special activities and events
  • Study space, including computers, printers, Internet and email, video and text library, and current Native newsletters and papers

The Aboriginal Resource Centre retains a strong internal rapport with Loyalist College by:

  • Acting as liaison between the Native community and the College
  • Providing information on Native-related issues to other College departments
  • Setting up information workshops and seminars within the College
  • Referring students to other departments and services

Community liaison

The Centre maintains communication with outside agencies, educational institutions and Native communities by:

  • Contacting Native organizations, elders and community groups and informing them of activities within the College
  • Providing the Native community with information about the College and off-campus courses
  • Visiting senior high schools, territorial vocational centres and colleges within southern Ontario
  • Arranging on-campus tours and orientation sessions to encourage Native participation at Loyalist College

Aboriginal Circle on Education

The critical mission of the Aboriginal Circle on Education is to encourage the development of a College environment that will assist in obtaining full access, participation and success for Aboriginal students in Loyalist College programs.  The Aboriginal Circle will ensure that all Aboriginal programs and targeted support services of Loyalist College address the educational needs of the Aboriginal community.  The Council will bring a unique Aboriginal perspective and voice to the College.

Study resources

More information

Paul Latchford
Coordinator, Aboriginal Services
(613) 969-1913 ext. 2250

Aboriginal Resource Centre
Room 3H8, Kente Building
Loyalist College
Wallbridge-Loyalist Road
P.O. Box 4200
Belleville, Ontario K8N 5B9
613-969-1913 ext. 2250
Fax 613-969-0175

Monday to Thursday – 8 am to 6 pm
Friday – 8 am to 4:30 pm