Welcome to the Mamidosewin Centre

Algonquin College’s Aboriginal Student Centre

The goal of the Mamidosewin Centre is to empower and support indigenous students at Algonquin College into the next phase of their lives (mino-biimaadizwin — “the good way of life”) in a way that is respectful and reflective of Aboriginal cultures.

The Mamidosewin Centre provides a variety of cultural programs and services to Aboriginal students attending Algonquin College. (For a full list of services, see the Services page.)

Aboriginal students may identify as any of the following:  First Nations (Status or Non-Status), Inuit, and/or Métis, as well as those with Aboriginal ancestry who are just discovering their heritage and want to learn more. The Centre is also open to non-Aboriginal students who are interested in learning more about the culture and participating in any events.

What does “Mamidosewin” mean? “Mamidosewin” is Algonquin/Ojibwe for “Meeting place” or “Walking together.” The Centre strives to build a community that embodies this sentiment.