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Indigenous Education & Community Connections

Contact Information

We are here to welcome and serve Indigenous students and communities. Our staff and faculty have a wealth of knowledge to share with you! We are dedicated to quality education through classroom and experiential learning.

Lansdowne office

Camosun College Lansdowne
Ewing 272
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Monday–Thursday, 9am–4pm
Friday, 9am–noon

Interurban Office

250-370-4870 (Wednesday) or 250-370-3299
Camosun College Interurban
Centre for Business & Access 128
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
Monday & Wednesday, 9am–4pm
Tuesday & Thursday, 10am–6pm

Community partnerships

Saanich Adult Education Centre
7449 West Saanich Road
Brentwood Bay BC V8M 1R3
Phone: 250-544-2192

Victoria Native Friendship Centre
231 Regina Avenue
Victoria BC V8Z 1J6
Phone: 250-384-3211

Songhees Employment and Learning Centre
1100 Admirals Road
Victoria BC V9A 2P6
Phone: 250-386-1043 ext. 313

Island Community Mental Health
125 Skinner Street
Victoria, BC V9A 6X4
Phone: 250-389-1211

Bridges for Women Society
1809 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC V8T 4K8
Phone: 250-385-7410

Indigenous Advisors
Name Nation Title Office Email Telephone
Lorri Leonard Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc Indigenous Advisor CBA 128 250-370-4870/3350
Faye Martin Gitxsan Indigenous Advisor E 272 250-370-3692
Alli Matchett Secwepemc Community Liaison | Indigenous Advisor E 272 250-370-3132
Grace-Anne Thunder Ahousaht Indigenous Advisor CBA 128/ E 272F 250-370-4870/ 3350
Suzanne Wilkinson Cree (Woodlands) Indigenous Advisor E 272 250-370-3659
Karen Whetung Anishinaabe Indigenous Advisor | SAEC IA E 272 250-370-3299
Indigenous Counsellor
Name Nation Title Office Email Telephone
Sylvie Cottell Métis Indigenous Counsellor ID 202D 250-370-3571
Staff and Faculty
Name Nation Title Office Email Telephone
Janice Simcoe Anishinaabe (Rama) Director E 272 250-370-3163
Verna Barker Kwakwaka'wakw Instructional Assistant SELC or
ext 313
Dianne Biin Tsilhqot'in Instructor LLC 158 250-370-3949
Tommy Happynook, Jr. Nuu-chah-nulth
(Huu ay aht)
Instructor E 272 250-370-3299
Jody Isaac Nlaka'pamux Chair, Employment Training & Preparation PA 100A 250-370-4610
Tanya Kirkland Cree Aboriginal Service Plan Coordinator P 229 250-370-3341
Christine LaVallee Plains Cree/Metis – Kahkewistahaw FN Secretary, Lansdowne E 272 250-370-3299
Marcey Louie Nuu-chah-nulth (Ahousaht) Instructor, Indigenous Access E 272 250-370-3299
Ruth Lyall Kwikwasut’inuxw ĆELÁSET Coordinator  250-818-3664 
Wendy McDonald Cree (Northern Manitoba) Indigenous Services Assistant | Instructor | Instructional Assistant SAEC 250-544-2192
Alli Matchett Secwepemc Community Liaison | Indigenous Advisor E 272 250-370-3132
Corrine Michel Secwepemc Indigenization Coordinator P 229 250-370-3351
Sandee Mitchell
Anishinaabe (Eagle Village) Chair, Indigenous Family Support | Indigenous College Prep | Indigenous Human Services Career Access E 205 250-370-3124
Tony Nelson (on leave) Coast Salish (Esquimalt) Admissions Advisor ID 103 250-370-3540
Todd Ormiston Tutchone & Tlingit Chair, Indigenous Studies E 204 250–370–3122
Doreen Provencher
Director's Assistant

Paul 229 250-370-3125
Zofia Rogowski Anishinaabe (Rama) Indigenous Research | Special Projects Assistant E 272 250-370-3299
Dawn Smith Nuu-chah-nulth (Ehattesaht) Facilitator TTW | Education Developer CETL CC 236 250-370-4991
Susanne Thiessen Sah Sen Xaayda Instructor, Indigenous Business Leadership & Public Admin & Human Resource Management & Leadership CBA 231G 250-370-4165
Larry Underwood Coast Salish Coordinator, Indigenous in Trades Training Initiative TC 244 250-370-4778
Susan Wilson Coast Salish (Cowichan Tribes) Coordinator, Indigenous in Trades Training Initiative TEC 244 250-370-4779
Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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