About Aboriginal Services
Supporting the success of VCC Aboriginal learners for the benefit of future generations.
Both VCC campuses are located on land that is the traditional territory of the Coast Salish peoples (Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations).
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VCC is a proud member of the Coastal Corridor Consortium who works to improve levels of participation and success for Aboriginal learners in post-secondary education and training in the Coastal Corridor region. The Consortium includes the following ten partners:
- Lil’wat Nation
- Musqueam Nation
- Sechelt Nation
- Squamish Nation
- Tsleil-Waututh Nation
- United Native Nations
- Métis Nation British Columbia
- Vancouver Community College
- Capilano University
- Native Education College
The Consortium's knowledge based strategies are informed by First Nations derived local area research.
- Coastal Corridor Consortium: Aboriginal Service plan Progress Report 2008/2009
- Post-Secondary Aboriginal Education Exemplary Practices
- Draft Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property Protocol Agreement
- Aboriginal Instructor Program Analysis & Recommendations
- Consortium Aboriginal Community Post-Secondary Needs Framework
VCC's Aboriginal Education and Services Department is here to help students succeed in their education. Meet the team:
Kory Wilson, Director of Aboriginal Education and Services.
Broadway campus, north building, room 2234
T: 604.871.7000, ext.5047
Allan Frank, Aboriginal Advisor
Broadway campus, north building, room 2235
T: 604.871.7000, ext.5048
Toni Gladstone, DTN Aboriginal Advisor
Downtown campus, room 100j
T: 604.871.7000, ext. 8638
Two Elders are also available at each campus in the Aboriginal Gathering Spaces two days per week. Both campuses have a gathering space and staff that offer friendly, helpful one-stop learner services in a safe, relaxed atmosphere. They are available to assist learners in completing their educational goals, whether they're applying to VCC, a current student, or preparing to graduate/ transfer to another institution. Both VCC gathering spaces feature study areas, MS Office and Internet accessible computers, resource textbooks, lounge and kitchen areas.