COVID-19 (coronavirus) Indigenous student supports
Migizii Agamik - Bald Eagle Lodge
Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge is open during regular business hours, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Staff are also available through email and phone. Contact the Indigenous Student Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-474-8850, and Access and Aboriginal Focus Programs at email@example.com or 204-474-8000.
Personal and cultural support
Elders at UM are here to offer their support and can be reached via email or phone. Please call the Indigenous Student Centre at 204-474-8850 to make an appointment.
Many counselling resources for students are available on- and off-campus. Additional supports for Indigenous students include:
- Hope for Wellness Help Line, which offers immediate help to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. It is available 24-7 for counselling and crisis intervention. Call toll-free at 1-855-242-3310 or connect to its online chat.
- MMF Mental Wellness Support Line, available to Metis Citizens. Call toll-free at 1-833-309-1041. Services available in French and English (7 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily).
- Talk4Healing is a culturally grounded, fully confidential helpline for Indigenous women available in 14 languages all across Canada (formerly only offered in Ontario). Call toll-free at 1-855-554-4325.
Visit the COVID-19 information for students page for additional health, wellness and personal supports.
Indigenous Student Centre advisors and program coordinators are available in-person or for phone appointments and/or to answer questions via email. To book an appointment, call 204-474-8850 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also connect directly with an advisor from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m..
Academic Learning Centre study skills and writing tutors are available to meet undergraduate and graduate students in live online sessions or in-person, or to review papers and offer feedback via email. Visit the Academic Learning Centre website to make an appointment or for more information.
Online learning resources are available and are designed to support you while studying remotely.
For more academic resources, visit the COVID-19 information for students page.
Faculty-specific resources for Indigenous students
A summary of some Indigenous student resources within UM faculties is below; please call or email faculties directly to determine the best way to access their services.
- Pathway to Indigenous Nursing Education: email@example.com
- Access and Aboriginal Focus Programs: firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-474-8000
- Engineering Access Program: email@example.com
- Indigenous Business Education Partners: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Inner City Social Work Program: email@example.com
- Indigenous Studies: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ongomiizwin – Education: email@example.com
- Wawatay Program: firstname.lastname@example.org
The COVID-19 information for students page provides information on UM and general financial supports, including provincial and federal government resources (Canada Emergency Student Benefit, Manitoba Student Aid, Rent Assist, Employment Income Assistance, Canada Student Loans and Grants, etc.) and filing your taxes.
Visit the Government of Canada website for information on Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan.
Please reach out to the ISC advisors with any questions. To book an appointment, call 204-474-8850 or email email@example.com. You can also connect directly with an advisor from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Information on local food banks is available on the COVID-19 information for students page. Métis students may be eligible to receive a food hamper from the Métis Nation. To inquire, contact the Manitoba Métis Federation.
A list of scholarships and bursaries for Indigenous students is available from Financial Aid and Awards. You can also read the Indigenous Student Newsletter for upcoming award deadlines.
Career Services provides career planning, employment resources, personal support and free career workshops (registration required). Be sure to check out their career resources for Indigenous students.
Indigenous Student Centre programming
All in-person programming offered by the Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) has resumed.
Visit the Indigenous student experience webpage for more information on the following programs:
- Qualico Bridge to Success
- Neechiwaken Indigenous Peer Mentor Program
- Blankstein Momentum Program
- EmpoweringU Financial Wellness Program
- Indigenous Circle of Empowerment (ICE)
- Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE)
- Metis Inclusion Programming: Will resume soon. If you have any questions, please email Vanessa Lillie at firstname.lastname@example.org