BELLEVILLE, ONTARIO, April 11, 2022 – Loyalist College has partnered with 19 other Colleges across Ontario in support of UNICEF’s Ukraine Emergency Fund. $210,000 will be donated to the fund, with Loyalist College contributing $10,000 to the total donation.
“Loyalist College and the entire Canadian higher education sector has supported Ukraine’s democratic evolution for over 30 years, and unequivocally supports Ukrainians’ rights to live in peace and freely choose their future,” said Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan, President and CEO of Loyalist College. “To support Ukrainian families at this most critical time, we are pleased to partner with 19 other colleges across Ontario on this joint donation which will provide much needed assistance to all who have been impacted by the unfolding humanitarian crisis.”
Donations to the Ukraine Emergency Fund will support the organization’s ongoing programs and response to the escalating need in Ukraine by providing communities with safe water, urgent medical aid and health-care services, child protection and education. UNICEF has been working in Ukraine since 1997.
In addition to other supports, 19 colleges contributed to the joint donation, along with contributions from Colleges Ontario (the sector’s advocacy organization) and the Ontario College Application Service (OCAS).
Some colleges have elected to make additional and significant contributions at the institutional level. These contributions include supports such as tuition relief programs, new scholarships, counselling programs, community partnerships and more. Loyalist College is also working with other community partners locally to identify additional ways to provide assistance.
About Loyalist College
Loyalist College is located on the territory of the Huron-Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, and the Haudenosaunee people. We acknowledge our shared obligation to respect, honour, and sustain these lands and the natural resources contained within. Ranked one of Canada’s top 50 research colleges, Loyalist College empowers students, faculty, staff, and partners through experiential, industry cluster-based education, training and applied research programs. As Ontario’s Destination College, the College provides job-ready graduates for, and knowledge transfer to, industry and the community. Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, the College is perfectly positioned between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Loyalist College offers more than 70 full-time diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs in biosciences, building sciences, business, community service, health and wellness, media studies, public safety, and skilled trades. Continuing education options are available through LoyalistFocus.com, including hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses, and through the College’s 100+ university transfer agreements. Loyalist College is a key driver of social and economic health in eastern Ontario. It contributes 3.8 percent of the Gross Regional Product, representing $396.3 million annually to the regional economy – based on an October 2021 report by Emsi. For more information on Loyalist College’s Belleville, Bancroft and Toronto campuses and Port Hope satellite location, visit loyalistcollege.com.
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