Georgian College acknowledges that all campuses are situated on the traditional land of the Anishnaabeg people. The Anishnaabeg include the Odawa, Ojibwe, and Pottawatomi nations, collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy. Georgian College is dedicated to honouring Indigenous history and culture and committed to moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation and respect with all First Nation, Métis and Inuit people.
Georgian is MORE than an education ― it’s an experience! We work with industry and community partners to offer relevant, cutting-edge curriculum, quality work placements and co-op experiences with top employers. Our students graduate with the skills and mindset to be innovative thinkers and changemakers who can transform their workplaces and communities.
Accelerate success through exceptional teaching and learning, innovation and partnerships.
Inspire innovation, transform lives and connect communities through the power of education.
Excellence, community engagement, integrity, inclusion, sustainability
- Equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging.
- Digital innovation
- Agile culture of innovation – Everyone a Changemaker
Georgian College Coat of Arms
President and CEO Kevin Weaver unveiled a renewed Coat of Arms on Oct. 5, 2022. The re-design was undertaken in the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation and acknowledgement the college is situated on the Treaty Land and traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg.
Indigenization at Georgian College
Indigenization refers to the infusion of Indigenous ideas, values, peoples, symbols, esthetics, procedures and an authentic history into an organization so that it is a product of Indigenous imaginations and aspirations. Georgian College has made Indigenization a priority and aims to enrich our college community with as much Indigenous culture and knowledge as possible.
Truth and Reconciliation
September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day to reflect on and commemorate the painful legacy of Canada’s residential schools. It’s also known as Orange Shirt Day.
Here at Georgian, we recognize reconciliation is the collective and individual responsibility of all of us – on September 30 and every day.
Georgian has Wiidookdaading Indigenous Resource Centres at our Barrie, Midland, Orillia and Owen Sound campuses. Explore the many services and supports available to you in our resource centres.
With support from Indigenous Services, Visiting Elders, Indigenous community partners, and departments across the college, we’ve organized several events leading up to September 30.
(Let’s Move Forward Together)
Our vision for the process of Indigenization at Georgian is threefold
1. Georgian will be a college of choice for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students and other students of Indigenous ancestry.
2. Indigenous students will thrive academically and personally throughout their education journey at Georgian.
3. Georgian campuses will be sites of transformative change for individuals where employees and students are empowered to support work related to decolonization, reconciliation, and Indigenization.
Our framework for Indigenization
Georgian recognizes six overarching pillars (strategic priorities) of Indigenization:
- Truth and Reconciliation
- Community engagement
- Curriculum and pedagogy
- Cultural enrichment
To learn more about our vision, objectives, action items and success measures, read Georgian’s 2022-24 Indigenization Strategy – our guiding document for how we’ll continue our work of Truth and Reconciliation over the next two years.
Indigenous education protocol
Indigenous education protocol
In 2015, Georgian College signed the Colleges and Institutes Canada, Indigenous Education Protocol recognizing and affirming our responsibility and obligation to Indigenous education. Read more about it Indigenous Education Protocol – Colleges and Institutes Canada (collegesinstitutes.ca)
Equity, diversity, inclusion & belonging
Equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging (EDI&B) is a strategic priority at Georgian. We’re dedicated to fostering a learning and working environment where everyone feels seen, heard and knows they belong through demonstrable, accountable and system-wide commitments to diversity, de-colonization, anti-racism, equity and inclusion.
Georgian College is a proud member of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion
Georgian College Amenities
Georgian’s seven campuses encompass a total area of 21,000 square kilometers (almost the same size as the country of El Salvador) and are in some of the most sought-after areas in Central Ontario (Barrie, Midland, Muskoka, Orangeville, Orillia, Owen Sound and South Georgian Bay). Our campuses play important roles in each of these communities, serving as centers for academic, social, and cultural activities, and contributing to the social and economic well-being of the areas.
Our facilities include:
- Georgian College holds college-wide events that promote and increase awareness of Indigenous cultures and perspectives, including the Indigenous Authors Festival, Louis Riel Day, student craft nights and the annual Georgian College Pow Wow, a one-day celebration held every March, organized, and run by Georgian staff and students.
- Health and Wellness Clinics: Georgian College community health and wellness clinics help meet local demand for health-care services in Barrie and beyond. Community members benefit from the care provided by students and health-care professionals at a reduced price. Full-service athletic facility with state-of-the-art equipment and instructor-led classes offered at a discounted rate.
- All Georgian Employees have access to the EFAP: Employees and their family members can call the program 24/7 for completely confidential support, information, and assistance.
- Campus Safety Services: Georgian is committed to providing a safe, respectful and inclusive environment through the delivery of professional health and safety, security, parking, emergency management, conflict resolution and investigative services.
- The parking portal provides a lot of information regarding parking including where you can purchase or renew parking permits, manage your parking system profile including your vehicle and license plate information, pay for parking citations and more.
- Georgian was recently named a Bee Campus by Bee City Canada since we are committed to creating, maintaining and/or improving pollinator habitats.
- Georgian’s thumbs are green! Georgian has harvested close to 400 kgs. of plants, including potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, beans, beets, herbs, and cabbage from our community garden. Food grown in the garden has been used in Georgian’s kitchens and it has also been distributed to a few local charities such as the Elizabeth Fry Society, Salvation Army Bayside Mission and to Georgian’s student food locker program.
- Georgian College full time staff, students, community members and faculty have access to an impressive array of fitness facilities, programs, and services.
- Georgian College has Conference and Event services where our Barrie Campus offers a variety of meeting and event facilities, year-round.
- The Georgian Dining Room: Our internationally trained chefs bring their expertise to your dining experience through special event dinners, custom menus designed for your special occasion, and much more. Courteous, professional service completes the package.
- Indigenous Services: Wiidookdaading Indigenous Resource Centres are located at Georgian’s Barrie, Midland, Orillia, and Owen Sound campuses. The resource centres provide students with a culturally supportive and comfortable environment where they can study, socialize, and access a wide range of resources including:
- Getsijid (Indigenous student counsellor)
- Visiting Elders program
- Niwijiagan (peer mentor support)
- Community liaison officer
- Indigenous student advisors
- All Georgian College campuses offer a chance to be in nature with many beautiful walking paths and seating areas throughout campuses.
Why work at Georgian College?
Georgian delivers powerful ways to accelerate your career, success, and future. Our commitment to being an active agent of growth extends not only to our students, graduates, communities, and industry – but also to our employees.
Leading, innovative and inspiring workplace
Named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers seven times and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers five years in a row, it’s no wonder we’ve cultivated a reputation for being a leading, innovative, and inspiring workplace.
Embark on a rewarding career
You may apply to work at Georgian College for the chance to excel in a rewarding profession, but you’ll choose to stay because of our exceptional culture, collaborative team environment, opportunity for growth and development, and the chance to make a difference in the lives of students.
In addition to a rewarding career, here are some of the other benefits offered to full-time employees of Georgian College:
- competitive compensation
- comprehensive benefits plan
- CAAT defined-benefit pension plan – fully matched contributions.
- generous vacation policy
- tuition reimbursement
- reduced course fees for college staff
- subsidized memberships to fitness centres at the Barrie, Orillia and Owen Sound campuses
- Barrie Campus health care clinics open to the public.
Interested in working at Georgian College?
With seven campuses located across Central Ontario, Georgian offers rewarding employment opportunities in academics, administration, research and more.
Discover for yourself what makes Georgian College a great place to work.
Start your journey with Georgian today.