Sheridan College

Site: Oakville - Trafalgar Road Campus

Service: Centre for Indigenous Learning and Support

Record #: OAK9166
Last Full Update: 08 Feb 2023

Contact Information

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Primary Contact Ruth Gaitskell, Indigenous Student Advisor; Email:

Agency Information

Established 2014 - Indigenous Centre
Funding Provincial

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

The Centre for Indigenous Learning and Support is an inclusive space for students to make friends and access support

  • part of Sheridan's commitment to support the academic and personal success of all Indigenous students: Status, Non-Status, Metis, and Inuit

Support Services

New and prospective students

  • orientation session
  • peer mentors
  • assists prospective students with their application and portfolio when applying to Sheridan
  • help with Pathways into Sheridan

Financial Aid

  • Indigenous students may be eligible for specialized government funding 
  • will answer questions on financial aid including First Nations Band Funding, Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), scholarships/bursaries and Inspire 


  • opportunities to meet with Elders for support, guidance and teachings
  • an Elder is available every Thursday


  • works closely with the Sheridan recruitment team to let future students know about the diverse programming and Indigenous community at Sheridan
  • collaborate with the Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design (FAAD) to offer creative, hands-on workshops to teens aged 14 to 17

Indigenous Education Council (IEC)

  • has the collective responsibility to advise the college on challenges and barriers related to the success of Indigenous learners
  • created to provide strategic direction for the college in improving the success, attainment, and retention of Indigenous learners at Sheridan


  • Room B298, Davis Campus
  • Room B127, Trafalgar Road Campus
  • Room A308, Hazel McCallion Campus

Not specified

Areas Served Durham Region ; Halton Region ; Peel Region ; Toronto ; York Region
Eligibility Indigenous and non-Indigenous students as well as staff, faculty and residents of the GTA

Call or email for information

Languages English
Fees None - for Centre services

Site Information

Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
Sheridan College, Trafalgar Road Campus
1430 Trafalgar Rd, Room B127
Oakville, ON L6H 2L1
Intersection Trafalgar Rd and Upper Middle Rd
Mailing Address c/o Centre for Indigenous Learning and Support
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Categories and Classification

HCSD Main Heading Indigenous Peoples
HCSD Sub Heading Educational Supports
Service Categories Academic Counselling ~ Indigenous Communities ; College/University Entrance Support ~ Indigenous Communities ; Student Organizations ~ Indigenous Communities

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