James-Park-10The Centre for Aboriginal Culture and Education (CACE) has three Aboriginal Cultural Liaison Officers working collaboratively with Aboriginal (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) communities and other departments on campus such as the Undergraduate Recruitment Office, the Centre for Initiatives in Education, the Aboriginal Service Centre and the First Peoples Council to increase the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal students, faculty and staff.

CACE supports Aboriginal students, faculty and staff through a variety of programs and services, including the annual Aboriginal Welcome and the Visiting Elders program. CACE  hosts a number of Aboriginal social and cultural activities in Ojigkwanong (228 Paterson Hall). Aboriginal lectures, powwows and other cultural events provide a learning and sharing environment for Aboriginal students and promote knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal cultures, traditions, history, worldviews and contemporary issues.

CACE, housed within Equity Services, aims to:

  • Increase the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal students, faculty and staff;
  • Support academic achievement by Aboriginal members of the Carleton community;
  • Provide space on campus where Aboriginal students’ cultures, traditions and worldviews are represented and respected; and
  • Work collaboratively with Aboriginal communities and departments and groups on campus to provide exceptional programs and support services for Aboriginal students, faculty and staff.