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Indigenous Community Partnerships and Community Profiles

NOSM University’s education is quite literally “all over the map,” taking learners out of traditional classrooms and into your community.

Each year, NOSM University Learners have a 1st year placement in what is called Integrated Community Experience (ICE). This is a 4-week placement in a First Nation community, a Métis organization, or an Indigenous health organization in northern Ontario.

“Many students haven’t been to an Indigenous community before and there can be anxiety about it. We try to address a lot of that in our prep sessions leading up to the actual experience. We do the blanket exercise, offer sharing circles, and discuss protocols to prepare them ahead of time,” says Dr. McGregor. “This is how we develop relationships. I think the long-term expectation of the communities is that our graduates will decide to work near or closer to, and with, our communities.”

Read more about our Local Community Coordinators and our student experience from May 2020: NOSM University celebrates 15 years working with Local Community Coordinators

If your community would like to be involved or for more information about becoming a community partner, contact Community Coordinator, Sam Senecal at

NOSM 106 Community Partners

Community profiles and contacts can be accessed by learners by contacting the Community Coordinator.

  • Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation
  • Attawapiskat First Nation
  • Batchewana First Nation
  • Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (Pic River)
  • Brunswick House First Nation
  • Chapleau Cree First Nation
  • Chippewas of Saugeen First Nation
  • Constance Lake First Nation
  • Deer Lake First Nation
  • Dilico Family Care Centre
  • Eabametoong First Nation
  • Eagle Lake First Nation
  • Fort Albany First Nation
  • Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services
  • Fort Severn First Nation
  • Garden River First Nation
  • Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre
  • Kingfisher Lake First Nation
  • Kitchenahmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation (Big Trout Lake)
  • Lac La Croix First Nation
  • Lac Seul First Nation
  • M’Chigeeng First Nation
  • Mnaamodzawin Health Services
  • Metis Nation of Ontario Thunder Bay
  • Metis Nation of Ontario Timmins
  • Mississauga First Nation
  • Moose Cree First Nation
  • Muskrat Dam First Nation
  • Naicatchewenin First Nation
  • Naotkamegwanning First Nation (Whitefish Bay)
  • Neyaashiinigmiing First Nation (Nawash)
  • Nibinamik First Nation (Summer Beaver)
  • Nipissing First Nation
  • Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation
  • Sandy Lake First Nation
  • Serpent River First Nation
  • Temagami First Nation
  • Wasauksing First Nation
  • Waasegiizhig Nanaandawe’iyewigamig
  • Whitefish River First Nation
  • Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory

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