In the spirit of reciprocity, care and community, OCAD U is committed to maintaining and growing our relationships with Indigenous communities and peoples. We are here to provide programming and support for doers and makers interested in art and design. We welcome your collaborations by:
- Co-creating workshops with us
- Sharing supports and resources for Indigenous learners
- Inviting portfolio mentors and admissions specialists for information sessions and more
The Indigenous OCAD U community thrives on a network of like-minded artists, activists, elders, faculty and staff. Indigenous OCAD U influences and reaches far outside of campus from high schools and community organizations, to aunties and grandmothers. Our community is open and welcoming - reach out, tune in and connect with us!
Connect with us
Want to learn more about our programs, application process, events, portfolio building opportunities, dates and deadlines coming up? Join our mailing list to learn more.
Indigenous Communities Outreach and Mailing List
Get information on:
- Application updates and admission requirements
- Portfolio support and classroom resources for art and design
- Professional development opportunities and information sessions for guidance counsellors and teachers
Virtual Community Visit Request Form
The Admissions & Recruitment team is here to support our education partners and are always developing new ways help you prepare your students for post-secondary opportunities in art and design. Request a virtual appointment/presentation with our recruitment team.
The Indigenous Student Centre offers a welcoming environment with a wide range of specialized services to support academic, cultural, social and emotional well-being of Indigenous students at OCAD University.
More Ways to Connect
Indigenous students find their home-away-from-home at our Indigenous Students Centre (ISC), which offers events, advising, counselling and resources that engage and build community. The centre provides a welcoming and learning environment featuring a wide range of specialized services to support the academic, cultural, social and emotional well-being of Indigenous students at OCAD U.
The Indigenous Visual Culture (INVC) program honours the creative traditions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit art and design practices. In this 4 year Bachelor of Fine Art program you will deepen your understanding of the visual, cultural, social, and political histories of Indigenous peoples.
Are you moving to Toronto or living outside of the city? If you would like assistance with locating a housing coordinator or resources in your area, please contact our Student Success Coordinator Reagan Kennedy rkennedy [at] ocadu.carel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" to set up a virtual appointment.
Coordinator, Indigenous Admissions & Recruitment Support
serafinas [at] ocadu.ca