The University is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and the March 17 declared state of emergency in Ontario. All classes were moved to an online format as of Monday, March 16 and effective end of day Thursday, March 19, buildings on campuses will be closed with limited access for required services only. In alignment with the decisions made by the University, CISS will no longer be providing in-person services until further notice.

CISS Staff will be working remotely, and we will respond to your enquiries via email

If you need to check the status of your courses or exams, please go to Services already offered online will continue and can be accessed through My Online Services.

For information about York University’s COVID-19 response please visit York University's response to COVID-19

The Centre for Indigenous Student (CISS) Services strives to create a sense of belonging and to support the academic, spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being of a diverse Indigenous student population. We provide a safe community space that offers culturally appropriate support services and programs to facilitate students' success throughout their post-secondary studies.

Recognizing that our Indigenous students are from all corners of Turtle Island, we welcome and encourage all students who self-identify as Indigenous to register with CISS to access our services and programs.

As a member of CISS, you have access to a variety of support services provided below:


  • Learning Skills and Career supports
  • Advice and Referrals


  • Elder-On-Campus Program
  • Learning Skills and Career supports
  • Advice and Referrals


  • Cultural Workshops include beading, moccasin, ribbon skirt, and hand drum making
  • Aboriginal Sharing Circle (Mentoring) Program
  • Tipi Site


  • Resource Room and Study Space
  • Photocopying, Faxing, and Printing Services
  • Access to Computers
  • Laptop Lending Program
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Skennen’kó:wa Gamig

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CISS Welcome area