Ontario Trust For Student Support (OTSS)
The Government of Ontario–Ministry of Training Colleges, and Universities has established an Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS) program. The purpose of this program is to encourage individuals or organizations in the private or public sector to contribute to permanent endowment funds in order to assist students with financial needs. Since a majority of students require student aid and will graduate with a burdensome debt, it is important to support our students with an expanded bursary/awards fund to help them defray costs.
With the establishment of an OTSS endowment, the Foundation is eligible to receive from the provincial government, dollar for dollar matching on donations for student endowments. Thus any contribution to the Foundation for OTSS will have double the impact in supporting student success. Enhance students' learning opportunities and facilitate their career goals by contributing through the OTSS program.
Coleman Township Project
Due to this strong partnership, Northern College has secured a portion of land that could potentially range from two to five acres in area - it is not currently in use.
Northern College proposes the creation of a wildlife and environmental centre as the next phase of our continued growth and expansion, as it would provide exceptional laboratory space and clinical teaching environments for our students and faculty.
It is conservatively estimated that the Haileybury Campus infuses $3,000,000 annually into the local economy through its direct budget expenditures while students directly infuse an additional $4,250,000 into the economy on an annual basis
Successful campus expansion will ensure that resources continue to be invested in local business, that well-paying jobs with a knowledge-centered approach will remain in the region, and that the ability to expand on current strengths exists through the creation of new capacity.
This centre will help to relieve the economic pressures that continue to threaten the viability of rural and remote Ontario, and will impede the ability of the region to compete on the world stage by:
- This center will help to mitigate population decline and skilled
out-migration by moving from dialogue to real action
For over forty years, Northern College has been committed to the advancement of Northern Ontario through the production of skilled, successful, determined graduates prepared to enter the workforce. These graduates are trained under the basis of Northern College’s community-focused mission, which relies on a close relationship between the College and local business and industry. It is this partnership that makes Northern College’s valuable and unique learning environment possible.
Keeping a vision of community in mind, Northern College is putting forward a publicity initiative to celebrate Northern College’s past and present learners. The goal of this initiative is to contact business and industry within Northern Ontario to determine where our graduates are employed currently, or where they have been employed in the past. This will help us to resolve not only where our graduates are today, but also the impact that our graduates have had on the community. We will be working in partnership with CTV in this multifaceted operation that will involve the creation of a commercial featuring several well-known establishments within the north asserting their commitment to the hiring of Northern College graduates. It will also serve as a print campaign, as establishments within the North that hire Northern Graduates will display a window decal stating “Northern College at Work”. The launch date of our initiative is September 2008.
Our goal here at the Northern College Alumni Association is to build
a sense of accomplishment in the community for our students, to celebrate
the capacity of the North and to strengthen our northern community.
This campaign will visually prove what we already know: that Northern
College graduates are not only successful, but are making a huge impact
in the Northern Ontario workforce. The initiative will highlight the
strong link between Northern College and local industry. This initiative
will additionally allow us to reconnect with our alumni so we can tangibly
see the successes of our graduates.
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