First Peoples Service

First Peoples Service

First Peoples Service

The First Peoples Service (FPS) team is there to offer personalized support to all the Val-d’Or campus students. Over the years, the team has developed an expertise that meets specific needs of Aboriginal students, whether at the academic, personal or cultural levels. FPS offers a personalized welcome, in French and English, as well as pedagogical support adapted to the needs of Aboriginal students, who, in many cases, are returning to school.

The First Peoples Service is also:

  • An Aboriginal Student Committee that organizes activities to get together and discuss the realities of university and city life;
  • A women’s group, to create bonds and break isolation while practicing traditional arts and crafts;
  • An attentive ear and sound advice for students that are experiencing personal, family or other type of difficulties;
  • A team that knows what are the services offered by the City of Val-d’Or and that can orient the students : daycare, lodging, healthcare, etc.


« At UQAT, I feel respected. I am valued as a person and as an Anishnabe. »

Maureen Papatie, student in the Bachelor in preschool education and primary teaching program and student in the Aboriginal Studies Certificate.

Témoignage Maureen Papatie
On vous attend

We'll Be Expecting You!

You’d like information on our programs or you’d like to come and visit? You’d like to return to school and to know what such a move implies? Our Indigenous Liaison Officer is the one to talk to!

Contact Us

First Peoples Pavilion, Val-d’Or campus
675, 1st Avenue
Val-d'Or (Québec) J9P 1Y3
Tel.: 819 874-8728 ext. 6510
Toll free: 1 866 891-8728 ext. 6510
Fax: 819 825-5361