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The First Step Centre

Everyone’s on the right path at Cambrian

The First Step Centre, formerly First Generation, is part of the Ontario Post-Secondary Access and Inclusion Program (OPAIP). OPAIP focuses on three pillars to raise awareness and educate people and families on the value of Post-Secondary education; to promote and support positive action for students facing barriers to their success in high school and post- secondary.

Three Pillars
  1. Outreach- Students that are still in elementary and high school, adult learners, counselors.
  2. Access/transition- Students who are looking to/transitioning to post-secondary in high school and adult learners.
  3. Retention- Students currently enrolled in post- secondary.
Students accessing The First Step Centre can receive:
  • Academic, personal, and financial advising
  • Workshops on academic, financial, social topics.
  • Peer mentorship program
  • Lunch and learns
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Referrals to external supports and services
  • Success strategies for your transition to college
Need to know more?

Contact our first Step Coordinator at firststep@cambriancollege.ca, or stop in and chat in room 2120. Or follow us on Facebook and Instagram!