Four Directions Aboriginal Students Centres seeks to enhance the development and well-being of the Queens University Aboriginal Community. Four Directions welcomes and encourages all students to develop an awareness and appreciation of the Aboriginal experience in Canada. In keeping with the teachings of the Four Directions, The Centre strives to support individual Aboriginal Students in balancing their academic, spiritual, physical, and emotional needs.
History – In 1994 Queens University was awarded a grant by the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training under the Aboriginal Education and Training Strategy. This grant went to help create Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre. The Centre was opened in 1996. Recently Four Directions moved to its new location at 146 Barrie Street. Bigger and brighter our new location offers more services and resources to the Queens community.
Holistic Approach – Each part is a state of being and in order for an individual to feel well, all of these areas should be in balance. Being healthy is attained by facing issues concerning all aspects of the self. When there is an imbalance, wellness is not achievable.