Canadore College Academic Delivery Plan 2020-21

Academic Delivery Plan 2020-21

Canadore College has announced its academic delivery plan for the Winter 2021 semester classes, to ensure students are prepared and can complete their program requirements in the safest possible way.

Canadore has decided on three approaches to offer academic instruction to students. The College will deliver as many courses remotely, via Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools, as possible.  Courses that cannot be delivered fully remotely are offered through a blended model with a combination of electronic and online media and face-to-face teaching.  Those courses where remote delivery is not possible are offered entirely through in-class instruction.

Canadore College has been successfully delivering courses through a combination of in-class and online approach for more than 20 years, in its sports and recreation and part-time study programs.  As many as 500 students every year learn this way. 

Canadore College provides a variety of student-focused services to help ensure student success.  Those services will continue to be offered remotely.  Staff navigators provide support for students with disabilities, accommodation planning, learning strategies, mental health, crisis and time management.  Those support services have continued to be available during the pandemic, and are available to students regardless of program delivery approach.

This framework is subject to change pending developments in the external college environment, due to COVID-19 and guided by best practice in public health.


Frequently Asked Questions

Remote Delivery:

  • instruction that takes place outside of a physical classroom. Instructors are separated from their learners in time and distance. Remote teaching is typically facilitated through a combination of technology, which may include, a learning management system, a communication and collaboration platform, video conferencing software, discussion boards, etc. 

Partial Remote Delivery:

  • minimum on-campus attendance will be required, as a combination of remote delivery and physical/practical activities will be offered.

No Remote Delivery:

  • on-campus attendance will be required, as no remote delivery will be offered.

Program teams will provide specific details to students, through email, in the coming days.

Yes. Our residences remain open with strict physical distancing, cleaning and health promotion protocols in place. Long-term, mid-term and short-term stay options are being developed to allow students to return to campus for a length of time that is based on their specific needs while living in a safe environment. Self-isolation and best practice from public health are being adhered to. All of our apartment units have a full kitchen, one shared bathroom per 2 students and an ability to practice physical distancing to promote continued student health and well-being. Students will either be assigned to their own suite or paired with a student in their academic program to create “bubbles,” while limiting contact with others.

Yes.  Communication will be forthcoming on how to apply for the various stay options. If you have already applied, your deposit can be deferred and applied to your chosen option, or refunded should you not need your suite as planned for the entire academic year.

The term PPE is designated for approved safety Personal Protective Equipment and may be in the form of a half face respirator, N95, or other NIOSH or CSA approved mask.  PPE will be required in labs/shops where it was required prior to COVID-19. In some programs, PPE is required to be purchased by the student. In other programs PPE is provided by the college, where costs are covered through program fees.  Approved medical masks are typically required to protect workers against the risk of infection for COVID-19 and is based on the specific nature of the work tasks being performed and the mechanism for exposure related to those tasks.

A facial covering is different than PPE and is defined as a non-medical mask. When worn properly a person wearing a facial covering can reduce the spread of their own infectious respiratory droplets. These facial coverings are not regulated and have a number of limitations but have shown to reduce transmission rates among those in close proximity to one another.  The College will issue additional information and instruction on the use of facial coverings as the details of the Recovery Framework becomes available. For additional information on the use and limitations of facial coverings please refer to the Government of Canada Coronavirus disease prevention and risks webpage at https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/prevention-risks/about-non-medical-masks-face-coverings.html

Together with the Canadore Students’ Council, the college has created an emergency fund to provide financial assistance to students in need.  The fund is open to all students.  Students need to apply to the following email: finaid@canadorecollege.ca. The application process is very straight forward and results in electronic fund transfers being made to students in varying amounts depending on evidence of need. The fund considers provision for items such as rent, food, technology, or other.   As of today, our team has responded to many requests and we can assure that there is no unmet need. The college has also extended tuition payment deadlines, set up emergency food stocks for families living in residence and established emergency on-campus housing for students who need to relocate from the community.

We remain dedicated to maintaining the program excellence and student success Canadore College is known for, where professors know their students by name and student leadership opportunities thrive. Canadore prides itself on the student support services it provides to make sure every student can succeed in their area of study, services that cover everything from career guidance to mental health and wellness. Program quality assurance is an institutional priority. That will not change as we move forward. 

  • Canadore College has been offering programs through a combination of remote and in-class delivery for more than 20 years, in our Sports and Recreation programs and in our Continuing Education department.  As many as 500 students currently learn this way every year.  

Please contact Student Success Services at studentsuccessnow@canadorecollege.ca or leave a message at 705.474.7600 (ext. 5205).

Students will be informed of the specific technology requirements for their program. If you do not have access to the technology required, please contact Student Success Services at studentsuccessnow@canadorecollege.ca or 705.474.7600 (ext. 5205).

Student Success Services continues to provide support to students through email, phone, and teleconference. To connect with Student Success Services, email studentsuccessnow@canadorecollege.ca or leave a voicemail message at 705.474.7600 (ext. 5205) and one of the team members will be in contact as soon as possible.

Please note that office hours have changed and walk-in appointments / non-essential appointments are not currently being accepted. Should you require to book an essential appointment please call - 705-474-7600 ext. 5261.

For iLearn assistance please direct all emails to iLearnSupport@canadorecollege.ca, as a team is available to help direct and support your inquiries.