Canadore’s support for Aboriginal education, flexible learning highlighted in SMA with province

August 13, 2014

Ontario has published the details of its strategic mandate agreement (SMA) with Canadore College. The SMA notes Canadore’s support for northern economic development via learner-focused education and applied research, as well as Canadore’s support for flexible, applied, and experiential learning. Per the SMA, Canadore’s strengths include its work with a variety of industries and its function as a technology transfer agent. Canadore’s strong relationship with First Nations communities was also identified as a strength, especially the college’s partnerships with Anishinaabe, Inuit, and Métis communities in Ontario. Ontario also remarks upon Canadore’s student success programs, including its enhanced resource centres and links to community resources. Its Department of Quality Learning, Teaching, and Innovation is also highlighted as a strength. The SMA identifies 5 programs as proposed areas for growth: aviation (non-flight), health (inter-professional education approach), Indigenous teaching and learning, heavy industry support services, and digital technology platforms. Canadore SMA