Student services

Service Info
Aboriginal Service Plan (ASP)

The College of New Caledonia is committed to enhancing Aboriginal student success and working with Aboriginal partners to enhance community capacity by integrating aboriginal issues, history and Indigenous Knowledge into curriculum as appropriate” (Aboriginal Services Plan). This is comprised of First Nations Education Departments, Educational Advisories, local CNC Aboriginal Liaisons, CNC Executive Branch, CNC Director of Aboriginal Education & the Yinka Dene Council that make up the Nechako Advisory Committee. The Nechako Advisory Committee meet regularly to ensure that aboriginal issues are addressed and that local First Nations communities are given opportunity to engage and so that the college can be responsive to those needs identified by local First Nation bands.

In addition to ensuring that aboriginal students are met with aboriginal liaisons and student supports; “[t]he college will continue to work in collaboration with Aboriginal communities to incorporate Aboriginal cultures throughout CNC campuses and programming” Please refer to CNC’s 2016-2020 Strategic Plan – Promoting Student Success to read more on those commitments to promote student success.

Aboriginal Liaison Coordinator/Aboriginal Student Supports


Are you an Aboriginal student? Our Aboriginal Liaison Coordinator and/or Aboriginal Student Support Worker can help you be successful at CNC Vanderhoof – Ft St. James. To contact our Aboriginal Liaison Coordinator or Aboriginal Student Support Worker, call 250-567-3200 or 250-996-7019.

The Aboriginal Liaison Coordinator promotes and supports aboriginal student success by providing access to Aboriginal resources and culturally relevant activities for students, staff and faculty on campus. The liaison actively works with First Nations band Chiefs and Councils, CNC staff & faculty, community agencies, partners & industries, to assist in the design and creation of appropriate Aboriginal guidelines for college programs and services. The aboriginal liaison works with all CNC staff and faculty to assist in aboriginal student success!

Academic Advising

Schedule a visit with an Academic Advisor for help with course selection, career choices, and securing education funding. The Advisor maintains a collection of college and university calendars to help you plan your education path, whether at CNC or another institution. Invigilation services available. Contact your local campus to schedule an appointment.

Career Technical Centre (CTC) – Dual Credits for High School Students

Graduate from high school with one year of college already complete. Ask about upcoming programs in Nechako: Carpentry, and Millwright. Speak to your local Career and Trades Program Coordinator to start the process.


Personal Counselling

Maintaining your mental and emotional health is important to academic success and personal wellbeing. The CNC Student Services and Health and Wellness Centre are here to support you in reaching your goals.

Consultation and Referrals for Counselling

Consultation is available for students, faculty, or staff to discuss their concerns and seek support for students. Students may benefit from a range of different support services when they are experiencing distress or personal difficulties.

In Fort St. James and Vanderhoof, referrals are made by faculty, staff and community agencies. Students may also self-refer. To schedule an appointment, please call the campus front desk.

Fort St. James Campus
Phone: (250) 996-7019
Toll Free: 1-800-371-8111 Ext 7101

Vanderhoof Campus
Phone (250) 567-3200
Toll Free: 1-877-567-3270

Please note: *Counselling services are closed through the months of July and August.

The Learning HUB in Fort St. James

Programs and resources for Life Long Learning. Provides support for learners, tutors, agencies and hosts community-wide literacy events. Literacy projects at the HUB are sponsored by Decoda Literacy Solutions. New Canadians receive assistance through the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) Settlement Services Program.
Contact: 250-996-7078

Resource Centres

Resource centres are available in both campuses with access to the complete CNC library, public computers and internet access. Resource Centres offer a quiet place to do homework or work on on-line courses.