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The Aboriginal Community Outreach and Recruitment program is based on engaging the Aboriginal community (both in Toronto and throughout the Province) in identifying how we can collaborate with and support their career, employment, training and education initiatives and programs.

It is associated with existing transition and support programs, involving several internal and external partners (within the Aboriginal community, locally and provincially).

Thunder Alphonse is the Aboriginal Admissions/Liaison Officer and participates in the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Information Program (APSIP) annually. If you are interested in hearing more about this program please contact him. As well, if you are interested in setting up a site visit to Ryerson to see the campus, meet the RASS star team and learn about what we offer, please call or email him.

Please contact Thunder Alphonse at 416-979-5000 x3034 or send him an email for further information.

Our Cultural and Traditional Teachings program will compliment, strengthen and support our existing services and programs.

We will provide Aboriginal students with the opportunity to spend time with Elders, to receive traditional counselling and support.

As well, we will invite Traditional Teachers from the Aboriginal community, to share indigenous knowledge and traditions, to teach Aboriginal history, culture and protocols.

Please contact Sheila Saikkonen to schedule an appointment at ext 7699 or feel free to leave a message.

This dynamic program has Ryerson Aboriginal students who do outreach and provide peer support to Aboriginal student's on-campus.

Drop by the Peer Support office to access student resource information, to find out about our educational, social and cultural events and how you can get involved.

All Aboriginal, Métis and Inuit students are eligible and welcome to participate in the Aboriginal Peer Support program.

Please contact the Aboriginal Peer Supporters by phone at (416) 979-5000 ext:6660 or click here to e-mail a Peer Supporter.


Fall/Winter 2017-2018 Peer Supporters:

We are pleased to have Amy McCloskey (Social Work), Autumn Guarisco (Arts and Contemporary Studies), Josie Slaughter (Creative Industries) and Christian Wells (Social Work) join the RASS Team as our 2017-18 Peer Supportors.