pimâcîsowin Foundation program


Gain independence. Journey toward self-discovery. Embrace success. In the pimâcihisowin Foundation Program, you obtain the knowledge and qualifications you need to attend a post-secondary diploma or degree program.

pimâcihisowin, which means “to create a life of independence” in Cree, is designed to address the gap between your high school credential and the requirements you need to be admitted into a post-secondary diploma or degree program. Geared primarily towards Indigenous students, pimâcihisowin includes cultural support, mentorship and ceremonial events that help you achieve your post-secondary goals.


A home on campus

kihêw waciston, the Indigenous Centre at MacEwan University, is a place to gather, work and grow in a community that honours the distinctive knowledge of Indigenous peoples. The friendly staff and Elders look forward to meeting pimâcihisowin Foundation Program students.

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Scholarships and funding

Prepare for the financial demands of university. kihêw waciston’s advisors can point you in the right direction if you have questions about funding sources, student loans, scholarships, bursaries and awards.