Mission Statement

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The Centre for Aboriginal Student Services (CASS) contributes in nourishing a diverse and inclusive Aboriginal community within the broader York University community. We provide a community space that offers culturally appropriate support services and programs with the desire of empowering Aboriginal students with a sense of belonging that further enables their success throughout their post-secondary studies. The Centre for Aboriginal Student Services supports educational initiatives to encourage the awareness, understanding, acceptance and growth of the Aboriginal community on-campus and, as well, to enrich the overall York University community.

The Centre for Aboriginal Student Services is a place where respect serves as the basis for all interactions amongst students, alumni, staff, faculty and visitors of York University. Within this space, visitors and members are welcomed into the community, diversity is celebrated and community building is a collective responsibility.