Learn about services for students at Confederation College, including their accessibility services, peer and academic support programs, financial aid, campus accessibility, and more.
Confederation College is located in Thunder Bay, Ontario with additional regional campuses in Dryden, Geraldton, Kenora, Marathon, Fort Frances, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout, and Wawa, Ontario. Confederation College has over 3,000 full-time students enrolled in academic programs in 13 areas of study:
- Arts & Culture
- Business, Finance & Administration
- Career & Preparation
- Computers & Technology
- Culinary, Hospitality & Recreation
- Education, Community & Social Services
- Energy, Environmental & Natural Resources
- Engineering & Technology
- Fire, Justice & Security
- Health, Food & Medical
- Professions & Trades
- Transportation & Logistics
The addresses for Confederation College campuses are:
1450 Nakina Drive, P.O. Box 398
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7C 4W1
100 Casimir Avenue
Dryden, Ontario P8N 3L4
Greenstone (Longlac) Campus:
98 Indian Road, P.O. Box 788
Longlac, Ontario P0T 2A0
Lake of the Woods (Kenora) Campus:
900 Golf Course Road, P.O. Box 1370
Kenora, Ontario P9N 3X7
Northshore Campus (Marathon):
2 Ontario Street, Suite 11, P.O. Box 520
Marathon, Ontario P0T 2E0
Rainy River District (Fort Frances) Campus:
440 McIrvine Road
Fort Frances, Ontario P9A 3T8
Red Lake Campus:
60B Highway 105, P.O. Box 328
Red Lake, Ontario P0V 2M0
Sioux Lookout Campus:
86 Third Avenue North, Suite B
Sioux Lookout, Ontario P8T 1A9
3 Boyer Street
Wawa, Ontario P0S 1K0
At Confederation College, the centre providing accessibility services to students is called the Student Accessibility Services. Student Accessibility Services is the primary place to find out about all of your disability related needs.
Confederation College offers a Transition Planner to help students with disabilities ease their transition into college.
For more information about accessibility at Confederation College, and their current initiatives to address issues of accessibility, please see Confederation College's Accessibility Plan.
In order to access accommodations at Confederation College, the following documentation is required to show proof of a disability:
- Students will need their Identification, Placement, and Review Committee (IPRC) Summary, Individual Education Plan (IEP), and psycho-educational assessment, signed by a licensed, registered psychologist
- A recent assessment (less than 5 years old) is preferred but not essential to access supports. Student Accessibility Services will assist students in updating their assessment in order to determine their specific learning needs for postsecondary education.
All Other Disabilities
- Students will need medical or psychiatric confirmation of the functional limitations of their disability from a recognized medical professional (i.e. family physician, nurse practitioner, clinical psychologist, psychiatrist, neurologist, or audiologist).
- Under the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC), it is not a requirement to provide a disability diagnosis to access accommodation and supports.
- Students that do not have documentation, can visit/contact Student Accessibility Services to obtain a Medical Information Request Form in order to give to your doctor or other medical professional.
For more information about required documentation or how to obtain proof of your disability, contact the Confederation College Student Accessibility Services directly.
At Confederation College, the Health Centre on the Thunder Bay campus is staffed by a physician and a nurse practitioner, who provide medical services by appointment, and through drop-in or same day appointments when possible.
Confederation College offers Counselling Services for any student who may be experiencing stressful events in their life.
The Academic Success Centre at Confederation College offers peer tutoring and drop-in professional tutoring to students in a variety of subjects.
The Paterson Library Commons at Confederation College offers various resources for students including databases, journals, e-books, and e-videos. The Paterson Library Commons also provides services for students such as borrowing services, course reserves, and interlibrary loans.
Confederation College’s Student Success Advisors provides services such as assistance with course selection, adding and dropping courses, and alternate program pathways.
Other Support Services
Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards
Confederation College Financial Aid offers a range of financial assistance which consists of merit-based scholarships, need-based bursaries, and awards based on academic achievement. Information regarding Confederation College's financial aid is available on their website, as well as complete lists of scholarships, bursaries, awards, and contact information.
Confederation College’s Residence Office offers on-campus housing for students, Sibley Hall Residence and Spruce and Cedar Houses, on the Thunder Bay campus, on a first-come, first-served basis for first year students. Sibley Hall is a traditional style residence and has five different room styles: open single (private washroom), open double (private washroom), dorm super single, dorm single and dorm double. Spruce and Cedar Houses offer apartment style accommodations. Each apartment comes equipped with 4 private bedrooms, 2 washrooms, laundry machines, a full kitchen and living space. Building amenities for traditional style residences include:
- Common lounges
- Common study areas
- Common kitchens
- Access to a 24/7 front desk
- Laundry facilities
All rooms come furnished and include internet access, local telephone calls, and digital cable television (accessible using personal computers) . Residence rates vary depending on building and room choice. Mandatory meal plans are an additional cost, and operate on a declining balance system. Payment plans for residence fees are available.
Requests for barrier-free rooms are handled on a case-by-case basis.
Campus maps are available for Confederation College's campus buildings, as well as a virtual tour.
Thunder Bay Transit
Thunder Bay Transit is comprised of buses. Full-time students at Confederation College receive a Universal Bus Pass (U-Pass), which provides unlimited access to Thunder Bay Transit, included in their tuition. Maps and schedules are provided for every transit route that Thunder Bay Transit provides.
Thunder Bay Transit offers accessible transit with features such as low floors, kneeling capabilities, priority seating, and automated call stop announcements. Thunder Bay Transit offers a Support Person Pass, which allows users of the transit system who require a support person to have this person travel with them at no additional cost.
Thunder Bay Transit offers Lift+ which is a door-to-door specialized transit system, designed for persons with disabilities who are unable to use the conventional transit system. More information about Lift+ and the eligibility guidelines and application is provided on their website.
Confederation College offers Full-Time Programs and other courses.
Student Accessibility Services
Located in the Student Success Centre, Shuniah Building, Room 153
Located on the main floor of REACH building
Located in the Student Success Centre, Shuniah Building, Room 153
Academic Success Centre
Located in Room 146 on the first floor of the Library Commons
Paterson Library Commons
Located Shuniah Building, Main Floor Information Hub
Residence Office- Sibley Hall
Located at 960 William Street
Residence Office- Spruce & Cedar House