Algoma University (formerly Algoma University College) was first established in 1965 and is located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, in the heart of Anishinaabek territory.
Algoma University is a small, undergraduate, teaching-focused university that emphasizes serving the needs of Northern Ontario and cross-cultural education with the Anishinaabe people. Algoma is one of the first postsecondary institutions to provide specific support services for the original Peoples of Canada. The Anishinaabe People’s Council was established in 1986 and continues to represent the diverse Indigenous populations in University operations.
Located on the historic site set aside by Chief Shingwaukonse for Anishinaabek education, Algoma University offers a unique and historically rich setting for a cross-cultural community where Anishinaabe (First Nations, Inuit and Métis), Canadian and international students, and faculty learn from each other in a spirit of friendship and respect. Algoma is committed to providing an educational environment for Anishinaabe students that is respectful, inclusive and welcoming.
The Ontario Native Education Counselling Association also offers videos that provide virtual tours of postsecondary institutions for First Nations, Inuit and Métis students.