Indigenous Housing Program

Indigenous Housing Program

Iniskim Centre takes the health and safety of students, staff, faculty, and visitors to campus very seriously.
We aren't visiting with students in-person right now, but you can set up an online appointment for the Indigenous Housing Program, to do so please contact Steve Kootenay-Jobin.



You can apply to the Indigenous Housing Program as a student who has self-identified as a First Nations, Métis, Non-status or Inuit. You will be eligible for a subsidy on your residence, whether it is an individual unit, family unit or an accessible unit. If you are accepted into the program, the coordinator will help you to connect to campus resources, to be a part of the community and to provide advice and support.

We offer individual, affordable housing in units spread out across campus. As part of the program, you will participate in monthly event outings and meetings which highlight student success, cultural connections, resources and community building. There are also many ways that you can volunteer for events on campus.

As residents of family units, you will be able to live on campus year-round with your children. Campus facilities that you can access include a wellness centre and child care centre. Family units are in a quiet area of campus as a small, family-friendly community. Family events include monthly meetings, cultural events and community building.

You can apply online for the Indigenous Housing Program as you are applying for residence. You are eligible for the program based on academic readiness, academic and career goals, as well as financial. As a student in residence, you also benefit from all the residence services of Mount Royal University.

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Contact us

For more information or to apply to the Indigenous Student Housing Program, please contact:

Steve Kootenay-Jobin
Housing and Events Coordinator
403.440.7746  |


The Indigenous Housing Program is grateful to David and Leslie Bissett for their donation for family housing renovations and bursaries.


The Iniskim Centre offers programs and services to increase the engagement and success of Indigenous students while also raising awareness of Indigenous peoples and cultures.

Mount Royal University is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of Treaty 7 which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut'ina, and the Îyârhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River, and that the traditional Blackfoot name of this place is Mohkinstsis, which we now call the City of Calgary. The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation.

We recognize and respect the diversity of all Indigenous Peoples of Canada. We also increase awareness of distinct Indigenous cultures, history and protocols across the University.