Meet our Team

The Indigenous Faculty and Student Services Team at Mohawk College is committed to Indigenous student success through the fostering of a supportive learning environment which encourages self-empowerment.

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. Contact:

Kayla Jenkins  
Phone: 905-517-0261 
Email: kayla.jenkins [at] mohawkcollege.ca

Indigenous Counsellor

Our Counsellor provides students with confidential personal, social and academic support. To book an appointment contact:

Elizabeth Gray 
Phone: 905-575-1212 ext. 3892 
Email: elizabeth.gray1 [at] mohawkcollege.ca

Indigenous Access Coodinator

Leah is Bear clan, with family ancestry in Oneida Nation of the Thames. Leah has worked at Mohawk College for over 10 years primarily servicing Indigenous learners. As a lifelong learner her education journey includes a 3 year business administration diploma, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Education and is currently working on her Masters of Education, specializing in Indigenous education at Queens University.

As the Student Success and Transition advisor, Leah supports Indigenous students through the student services continuum and navigates policies and procedures within the College. The continuum involves transition into post-secondary and removing barriers to support graduation. She also advocates on behalf of Indigenous students and problem solves with a holistic frame of reference. In her spare time she enjoys “being with my family” and has recently discovered the enjoyment of Yoga as self-care.

Leah Hogan
Phone: 905-575-1212, ext. 3777
leah.hogan [at] mohawkcollege.ca

Director & Special Advisor, Indigenous Initiatives 

Amy Kelaidis
Phone: 905-575-1212 ext. 3118
Email: amy.kelaidis [at] mohawkcollege.ca

Manager, Indigenous Programs

The Manager, Indigenous Programs provides administrative supports related to the operational activities of all Indigenous programs and courses at Mohawk College. Working closely with Six Nations Polytechnic and Ogwehoweh Skills and Trades Training Centre, the Manager, Indigenous Programs supports the delivery of community-based Indigenous programs and provides Indigenous learners greater access and pathways to Postsecondary certificates and diploma programs. This position is also serves as the primary contact for Indigenous education institutions, external groups and other organizations that Mohawk partners with in the development and delivery of Indigenous programming. Through collaboration with AESS, the Manager, Indigenous Programs works to ensure that Indigenous students have access to culturally responsive and traditionally based student services that contribute to each individual learner’s success at Mohawk College.