Wiidooktaadwin Indigenous Mentorship Initiatives (WIMI)

A mentorship program for Indigenous youth ages 13-17 led by university students. 

Wiidooktaadwin is an Anishnaabe word that means “helping one another." Wiidooktaadwin connects Indigenous university students with Indigenous youth in local secondary schools. During the fall Indigenous university students, elders and Indigenous knowledge holders visit schools leading sessions that include Indigenous teachings and activities that emphasize working together and the importance of sharing our gifts.

Schools participating include: Nbisiing Secondary School, Chippewa Secondary School, Northern Secondary School, Scollard Hall Secondary School, West Ferris Secondary School, and Widdifield Secondary School.

Your school will be advertising the program, so please watch for posters!

For more information, please contact:

Alison Jackson at alisonj@nipissingu.ca, 705-474-3450 ext. 4252 or

Carrie Demers at carriede@nipissingu.ca, 705-474-3450 ext. 4684


Aasgaabwitaadwin Indigenous Youth Leadership Conferences

Youth from local secondary schools visit Nipissing University for a day of cultural learning.

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  • Friday, February 28th, 2020

Contact Alison Jackson at alisonj@nipissingu.ca, 705-474-3450 ext. 4252 or Carrie Demers at carriede@nipissingu.ca, 705-474-3450 ext. 4684 for more information.

Gerry McComb

"I am pursuing my passion for visual arts through the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at Nipissing. Although sometimes it’s hard to be far away from my hometown, I feel supported in my program and have found a good circle of friends who have similar interests. I’m looking forward to seeing where my passions take me."

Gerry, 4th-year student, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours)
Hometown: Moose Factory, ON