Stephania Smith

Gold | The Leadership Excellence Award for Students
Reconnecting with culture is a foundation for Stephania’s advocacy, community and volunteer work at Algonquin College and organizations in Renfrew County. As a learner in the Social Services Worker program at the college’s Pembroke Campus, Stephania has been a tireless advocate for enhancing support and spaces for Indigenous students. She founded the Indigenous Student Committee for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, shared feedback on campus-wide protocols for Indigenous events through her work with the Pembroke IDEA Committee and led Indigenous cultural workshops at the Indigenous Culture Camp, all while opening a centre for children and youth and in Petawawa and maintaining a 3.9 GPA.

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The Leadership Excellence Award for Students

The Leadership Excellence Award for Students recognizes an individual student that has made an exceptional contribution within their institution and within the communities it serves. The nominee must be currently enrolled in a program at a CICan member institution.

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