Foundation Projects

Kirkland Lake Auditorium Renewal Project (Current Project)
Famed for its acoustics and welcoming atmosphere, the Northern College auditorium is always a popular Kirkland Lake community resource. The 500 seat venue is a key hub for many concerts and community events during homecoming, the winter carnival and much more. In conjunction with our community partners — Kirkland Lake Festivals Committee, Kirkland Lake Arts Council, Interlink, JSANO, the Town of Kirkland Lake, etc. — we are asking for your support to replace the seating. Learn more about the the auditorium project.

Coleman Township Project (Current Project)
A current project provisionally named the Coleman Centre for Wildlife and the Environment builds upon two unique head-starts: Through the generosity of the Township of Coleman, Northern College has access to 180 acres of beautiful wilderness property 15 minutes west of the Haileybury campus. Our Wildlife Rehabilitation program, the first in Canada — is planning and fund-raising to construct facilities on this site. Students will combine classroom theory with the practical experience of working at our own wildlife rehabilitation centre. Contact our Foundation office, or members of the Wildlife Rehabilitation team for more information about the project, how you could help, or to donate.

Haileybury School of Mines – 100th Anniversary 2012 (Completed Project)
In 2012 Northern College celebrated 100 years of mining education at the Haileybury School of Mines (HSM). HSM was born out of the legendary silver camp in Cobalt, eight kilometres south. The Haileybury School of Mines was established to provide technically-trained miners, initially for the Cobalt and area mines, but generations of its graduates went on to develop mines all over Canada and throughout the world. Graduates speak highly of its diverse curriculum and the career opportunities HSM provided them. As part of the legacy project for the HSM 100th Anniversary, the College’s Foundation and Alumni Council and the HSM Alumni Association worked closely to create a fitting tribute to a centenary of mining education. An interactive touch-screen kiosk, as well as a new permanent display of HSM’s history, photographs and Hall of Fame, were developed to showcase the rich heritage of the school and its alumni.

Centre of Excellence for Trades and Technology (Completed Project)
The construction of the Centre of Excellence for Trades and Technology at the Porcupine Campus provided exciting new regional educational capabilities, funded in a public-private partnership that created approximately 33,000 sq/ft of new and renovated space. In addition, extensive information technology infrastructure was installed to deliver high definition video classes including distance trades and technology training to the James Bay Coast. The ground was broken for this $17.4M project the first week of August 2009 with the first intake of Trades and Technology students in the new facility one year later. Our ‘Building for The Future’ capital campaign was a 3 year effort that drew upon support from both senior levels of government as well as private industry.

Support from industry and individuals in the region was essential to us closing our funding gap, and to demonstrating to federal and provincial governments that our community valued this investment in our region’s educational capacity. This expansion supports the introduction of applied research, new apprenticeship programs, new ‘green’ programming, and expanded partnerships with industry throughout Northeastern Ontario. Northern College is deeply appreciative of our partners’ large investment in our college, our region, and our future.