University of Waterloo Supports

"Indigenous Relations is a central hub for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students, researchers, faculty, and staff, along with allies within the Waterloo campus community. Additionally, the Office of Indigenous Relations provides the campus community with guidance, support, and resources to strengthen our shared vision of reconciliation."

General Inquiries:

Jean Becker: Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Relations

Robin Stadelbauer: Indigenous Relations Coordinator

WISC provides supports to Indigenous students through a wholistic lens: cultural, academic, well-being, and social engagement. It is an environment that is supportive, respectful, inclusive, and welcoming for all Indigenous students on campus.

WISC is open 8am-8pm for student use, come visit!

General Inquiries:

External resources

The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.

Call the toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or connect to the online chat at .

1-855-242-3310 or chat online

Anishnabeg Outreach is an incorporated non-profit organization guided by a volunteer Board of Directors. We work primarily with the non-profit sector and are guided by a clear mission and set of values. We provide Indigenous people with access to culturally appropriate services and strive to support individuals with direction and assistance to overcome barriers. We encourage individual exploration of avenues that will lead to self-sufficiency and success.

The Healing of the Seven Generations assists First Peoples residing in the Region of Waterloo and surrounding areas. We work with individuals and families who are suffering the inter-generational impacts of the residential school system.

We welcome First Peoples from all ages, genders, and cultural groups, including status and non-status First Nations, Métis, and Inuit individuals and families.

The KWUNWP is a non-profit organization that has served the First Nations, Metis and Inuit (Status or Non-Status) population of the Waterloo Region since 1987. It provides safe, secure, and affordable rent geared-to-income housing for Native people and their families that are in a low or moderate income situation.