Meet our Team

The Indigenous Student Services Team at Mohawk College is committed to Indigenous student success through the fostering of a supportive learning environment which encourages self-empowerment. You can connect with our recruiter or coaches below in ISS for support with accessing and transitioning to Mohawk College or email iess [at]   

Members of the Indigenous Initiatives & Education team can be reached by emailing cirkl [at] 

Indigenous Outreach & Education Advisor 

Our Outreach & Education Advisor is available to assist students by answering questions or concerns regarding college admissions, program information, career services, scholarships & bursaries. The Advisor also acts as a liaison with high schools and various Indigenous organizations and promotes College programs and services through information sessions, College tours, and career fairs.

Kayla Jenkins  
P: 905-517-0261 
E: kayla.jenkins [at]

Indigenous Student Services Coaches

Our coaches are available to assist students once they have confirmed their offer at Mohawk College. Coaches are able to provide information related to: 

  • Registering 
  • Bursaries 
  • Student Success Workshops 
  • Funding or navigating college processes and procedures Fennell Campus 

Fennell Campus:
Abbey Daniel
E: abbey.daniel [at]

Satellite Campuses:
Tanya Jacobs
T: 905-870-0306
E: tanya.jacobs [at]

Indigenous Awareness Programmer

Our Indigenous Awareness Programmer provides and organizes a number of cultural awareness activities and workshop for our Indigenous Students to engage in including guest speakers, craft sessions, and Elder as a Resource. To connect with our programmer, learn about upcoming activities, or get involved, please contact: 

Amanda Aitchison 
T: 905-575-1212 ext. 4318  
E: amanda.aitchison2 [at]

Manager, Indigenous Student Services 

Amanda has worked at Mohawk College within Indigenous Student Services (ISS) for over eleven years. In her current role as the Manager of Indigenous Student Services, Amanda oversees the ISS team, Elder visits, cultural awareness activities, student success initiatives, and provides support and direction for the highly acclaimed Pathfinder: Indigenous Youth Program summer experience. As the Manager, Amanda feels her role “supports students holistically as we don’t just educate the mind, but we support development for the student as a whole - mind, body, spirit and emotional - at Mohawk College”.

Amanda White (Collina) 
P: 905-575-1212, ext. 3929
E: amanda.white5 [at] 

Director & Special Advisor, Indigenous Initiatives 

Amy Kelaidis
P: 905-575-1212 ext. 3118
E: amy.kelaidis [at]