Yellowquill College
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Tuition: $5,000.00  Students: 300
480 Madison Street
Winnipeg, MB      R3J 1J1

Yellowquill College

Yellowquill College was established in 1984 by the Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council. The council believed that Indian Education should be controlled by Indians, and they saw that a better future was possible when a First Nation operated and owned a post-secondary institute. The College opened its doors to only sixteen students when it started, and has since produced around 1,000 graduates or more in a variety of programs. The College and University Entrance Preparation Programs has prepared a lot of students for post-secondary studies, and some of their trainings were focused on Administrative Assistant, Business Administration, Native Economic ... ... continued below

About Yellowquill College

... Development, Child Care, Office Technology, Secretarial, Small Business Management, Clerical, and Pre-Electrical programs. Their vision is "to be a world leader in education and training rooted in indigenous values,” and its mission is to provide quality education and training to students; develop innovative programs that build strong communities; and promote excellence by creating an environment of dignity and respect.

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

The College was originally located at the old residential school on Crescent Road West in Portage La Prairie. In 2,000 it moved to Portage Avenue in Winnipeg and moved to its current location on Assiniboine Avenue to better accommodate its students. The College provides various workshops at the Winnipeg campus or at their onsite communities. The workshops topics include: Nutrition and Diabetes for Home Care Clients Workshop, Team Building - The Fish Way, Home Care/Health Nutritional Care, Who Moved My Cheese? (Managing Change), Interpersonal Communication, Stress Management, Time Management, Financial Management, Fiscal Planning Cycles, Community Program Evaluation, Legal Basis for Inherent & Treaty Rights, Computer Workshops, Proposal Writing, Report Writing, Conflict Management & Negotiation, Board Training & Development, Effective Meetings, Management - Roles & Functions, Leadership Roles, Early Years Training, Human Resource Management, Case Management, Networking & Marketing for Successful Programs, Community Health Planning, Family Violence, Basic Counseling Skills, and Early Years. Students who want to live near the campus can take advantage of the accommodation facilities that comprise of hotels near the campus.

Student Services and Student Life

The official colors of the College are yellow and blue. Apart from the College’s basic services, Yellowquill also offers students who have good attendance working computers. The College also holds contests to students, such as writing contests and other competitive events.

Academic Programs

Yellowquill College offers the following programs: Professional development and work related training; Native Economic Development, Secretarial, Office Technology, Pre-Electrical, Clerical, Small Business Management, Business Administration, Child Care, and Administrative Assistant to directly prepare students for the workforce; Mature Grade 12; First Nations Child and Family Services Worker Diploma Program through a partnership between Dakota Ojibway Child and Family Services and Yellowquill College; First Nation Governance; Diabetes Prevention Worker; Community Management; College and University Entrance Preparation Programs (UCEP); Business Certificate Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) designation (Yellowquill College), which works towards a Certified General Accountant (CGA) designation, and a Bachelor of Accounting Science Degree (University of Calgary); and Adult Upgrading - Community literacy programs that give basic skills to students in several First Nation communities.

Off-Campus Living

There are many apartments, houses and properties that students can rent out near Yellowquill College. Students can checkout websites for available listings.

Winnipeg Information

Winnipeg is the largest city and capital of the Canadian province of Manitoba. Winnipeg is located at the eastern edge of the prairie region of Western Canada, and, due to this, plays a prominent role in transportation, finance, manufacturing, agriculture and education. Winnipeg also lies in close proximity to hundreds of lakes, including Lake Winnipeg, Canada's fifth largest lake and the world's eleventh largest.

Winnipeg is the sunshine capital of Canada, with over 2300 hours of sun annually. Winnipeg has the second clearest skies year-round and is the second sunniest city in Canada in the winter.

Winnipeg is well known across the prairies for its arts and culture. The isolation of the city led to the development of many homegrown cultural institutions in theatre, music and dance. As the city developed, it became one of the main stops in Canada for artists as they travelled across Canada. It remains one of the top destinations today.


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