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Canadore College Statement on WE Canadore

Jul 28, 2020 | Cindy Males, Public Relations and Communications Specialist

After reflection and re-assessment, Canadore College has decided to end its relationship with WE. The College was planning to maintain its affiliation with WE Schools, but the ongoing negative attention around the charity has forced the change of direction. 

Canadore and the Canadore Students’ Council launched WE Canadore in 2017. WE facilitators would travel to North Bay to lead face-to-face training to empower students with the skills, knowledge, and motivation to make a positive change in the community. WE Canadore Student Leaders would typically volunteer more than 1,100 hours annually within North Bay and district. 

Canadore will now embark on a new leadership training program for students.  

Canadore College specializes in training, and our professionals will leverage their expertise to create an incredible program -- enabling students to continue their leadership development. Student volunteer efforts in the community will continue.

The College will reveal details of its new student leadership training program in the next few weeks. It will include the existing “Canadore Volunteers”, a program that encourages the entire Canadore community students, employees, and business partners to engage in community service. College business partners will be invited to engage with students on leadership opportunities. There are a few openings available in the program – new and current Canadore students can apply by visiting the link: https://www.canadorecollege.ca/experience/canadore-student-leadership-development

 

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Canadore College trains people through applied learning, leadership and innovation. It provides access to over 80 full-time quality programs and has outstanding faculty and provides success services to students from nearly 400 Canadian communities and 15 international countries. The College and its students add nearly $244 million to the Nipissing Parry Sound Service Area economy. Approximately 1,000 students graduate from Canadore each year, and they join 46,000 alumni working across the globe. Canadore receives less than 50 per cent of its traditional funding from the provincial Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and relies on its own innovation and entrepreneurial endeavors and generous donors for the balance.

 

For more information please contact Cindy Males at 705-475-2538 or at Cindy.Males@canadorecollege.ca