September 13, 2022

Bancroft, ON, Sept. 13, 2022 – This week, Loyalist College received a $5,000 donation from Kawartha Credit Union to continue their support of Loyalist College students at the Bancroft Campus.

“On behalf of Loyalist College, I’d like to extend our sincere thanks to the team at Kawartha Credit Union for this generous donation,” said Mark Kirkpatrick, Loyalist College Acting President. “As the College continues to work with our partners on closing critical skills gaps in the region’s healthcare ecosystem, this donation will ensure our students have the financial supports they need to be successful in their postsecondary journey, and make an immediate impact in the workforce.”

Kawartha Credit Union continues to support Loyalist College with annual donations of $5,000 to provide bursaries to students in health science programs at the Bancroft campus. This includes the Paramedic, Practical Nursing and Personal Support Worker programs. To date they have donated $53,000 for this bursary, with over 50 students benefiting from their generous support.

“Giving back to our communities is a vital component of Kawartha Credit Union’s culture. We truly live our value of care for others by supporting the financial success and well-being of our members and the communities we serve through our Community Involvement Program. Since 1998 we have donated over $3 million to charitable and social causes that support health, education, youth and the environment. We are pleased to donate bursary funds to Loyalist College (Bancroft) to enable the pursuit of postsecondary education,” commented Crystal Dayman, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications at Kawartha Credit Union. 

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 and #1 in the country for industry research income as a percentage of total research income, 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. Of 2018-19 Loyalist graduates, 88.8 percent were employed within six months after graduation. 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, 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 3.7 percent of the Gross Regional Product, representing $382 million annually to the regional economy – based on a March 2020 report by Emsi. For more information on Loyalist College’s Belleville, Bancroft and Toronto campuses and Port Hope satellite location, visit

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Braden Root-McCaig
Director of Marketing and Communications
Loyalist College