Office locations

  • Kitchener - Doon campus, room 2A601
  • Waterloo campus, room 1F08

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Connect with us

Indigenous Services staff

​Christina Restoule,​519-748-5220, ext. 2470

Student recruitment

Our Indigenous liaison officer connects Indigenous students from across Ontario with Conestoga's many programs and services. Guided tours of the college campuses are available upon request. To tour the campus or schedule a presentation to hear more about the many opportunities at Conestoga College, contact Roxanne Shawana at or 519-748-5220, ext. 2457.

Indigenous Education Council

The Indigenous Education Council (IEC) is a joint advisory committee between Conestoga College and Indigenous communities, organizations, and educators, established as a requirement under the Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities Aboriginal Grant Funding Initiative.

The Indigenous Education Council prioritizes Indigenous student success. It convenes quarterly to promote Indigenous values, knowledge, and ways of being through information sharing, strategic planning, and relational accountability. The IEC provides a mechanism for communicating and liaising with the college regarding Indigenous post-secondary students, allies, and advocates.

For more information, contact

Terms of reference (pdf)


April 26, 2023 Agenda - April 2023 (pdf)
Minutes - April 2023 (pdf)
​October 25, 2022 ​Agenda - October 2022 (pdf)
​Minutes - October 2022 (pdf)
November 5, 2021Agenda - November 2021 (pdf)
Minutes - November 2021 (pdf)

Indigenous Education Council membership

2023 membership
Membership representation
Community / Professional role
​Luane Roberts (Chair)External Indigenous Services Agency
Waterloo Region Community Legal Services - Indigenous Justice Program - Indigenous Justice Coordinator
​Danielle BoissoneauDirector, Indigenous Initiatives, Conestoga CollegeDirector, Indigenous Initiatives, Conestoga College
​Christina RestouleManager, Indigenous Services, Conestoga CollegeManager, Indigenous Services, Conestoga College
Raven MorandConestoga College alumni
Administrative Assistant, Centre for Indigegogy, Wilfrid Laurier University
​Brandi BilodeauConestoga College alumni
Conestoga College Alumni
​Nicole RobinsonWaterloo Region District School Board
Equity and Inclusion Officer – Indigenous Focus, Waterloo Region District School Board
​Zandra Bear-LowenFaculty member, Conestoga College
Faculty member, Conestoga College
​Roxane ShawanaAdministration, Conestoga College
Indigenous Student Recruiter / Marketing, Conestoga College
​Tammy WebsterCommunity member
Formerly Waterloo Region Catholic School Board
Jennifer Parkinson​Community member
​President of Grand River Métis Council, Métis Nation of Ontario
​Nelson ChukwumaPresident, Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI), Conestoga CollegePresident, Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI), Conestoga College
​Michelle RehelIndigenous AVP, Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI), Conestoga CollegeIndigenous AVP, Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI), Conestoga College
​Kassidy RouselleIndigenous Director, CSI, Conestoga College
Indigenous Director, Conestoga College
​Shawna Powell-GuerardIndigenous Liaison Officer, Conestoga College
Indigenous Liaison Officer, Conestoga College
​John TibbitsPresident, Conestoga CollegePresident, Conestoga College
​Trish Weigel-GreenVice President, Students, Conestoga CollegeVice President, Students, Conestoga College
​Shawn BrakeAdministration, Conestoga CollegeExecutive Dean, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Conestoga College
Lindsay Golds
SecretaryProject Coordinator, Conestoga College