Strategic Direction #3: Aboriginal Education

Work in collaboration with Aboriginal communities to incorporate Aboriginal cultures throughout CNC campuses and programming.

Approximately 34% of CNC students self-identify as Aboriginal, and at some CNC campuses Aboriginal learners makeup the majority of the student population. With Aboriginal youth one of the fastest growing segments in Canada and a prominent part of our region’s diverse demographics, it’s important to ensure targeted learning supports are in place to address the specific needs of Aboriginal learners. Aboriginal culture, history, and knowledge enhance the experience for all students and staff and help to create a diverse and welcoming campus culture.


  • Expand services targeted to Aboriginal learners to enhance their experience and probability of success.
  • Develop and implement an Aboriginal Education Plan to guide the college in its support of Aboriginal learners with targeted and culturally relevant support services.
  • Increase inclusion of Aboriginal culture, history, teachings, and knowledge in CNC courses, programs and on campus to enrich all student and staff experience.
  • Embed the Indigenization consideration into new course/program proposal process.
  • Increase collaboration efforts with Aboriginal communities, Aboriginal Advisory Committees, and the Yinka Dene Council to ensure Aboriginal Education is meeting the needs of the Aboriginal peoples within our region.


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