ON invests in Confederation College campuses

May 4, 2016

Ontario recently announced a $3 M investment in Confederation College’s Thunder Bay and Sioux Lookout campuses. The province will provide $2 M through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) for a Student Wellness Centre at the main Thunder Bay campus. The 36,500-square-foot centre will reflect Indigenous elements and will contain dedicated space for Indigenous wellness and spiritual programs, in addition to a gymnasium, recreational and multi-use spaces, and an area for educational support and training. The wellness centre will be available to community organizations and local schools and will serve as a community hub. In addition, Confederation’s Sioux Lookout campus will receive $1 M for the development of a new college campus within the new Sioux Lookout High School being constructed by the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board. Combining facilities for the college and high school will enable resource sharing and program collaboration. Confederation plans to expand program options once the new campus is in operation.