New Health and Wellness Centre for Sault College Students

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New Health and Wellness Centre for Sault College Students

McGuinty Government Invests in Colleges and Universities

Ontario is helping Sault College build a state-of-the-art training institute for students in the health sector.

The new Health and Wellness Centre will feature modern labs and health facilities and will be used to deliver specialized programs to a growing number of students in areas such as human performance, chronic disease management, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, fitness and health promotion and gerontology.  This new centre will play an important role in helping to provide Northern Ontario with well-trained health professionals.      

Increasing the number of student spaces at colleges and universities is an important element of Putting Students First, the McGuinty government's plan to provide quality, affordable postsecondary education and training to Ontario families.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario's investment of $4 million in the Student Health and Wellness Centre at Sault College is part of the McGuinty government's upcoming long-term capital plan.
  • This project will create 70 jobs.
  • Since 2003, the McGuinty government has invested more than $3 billion in capital funding at Ontario colleges and universities.
  • The 2011 Budget - Turning The Corner announced additional operating support that will help create places for more than 60,000 additional students in Ontario's colleges and universities by 2015-16.

Quotes

David Orazietti

“The province continues to make historic investments to improve Sault Ste. Marie's postsecondary schools and this provincial funding will allow Sault College to build a new athletic centre that will help attract more students to our community and provide them with an even more fulfilling educational experience. The new athletic facility will also allow Sault College to expand student services and improve innovative programs as well as create good quality local jobs.”

David Orazietti

MPP for Sault Ste. Marie

“Ontario is putting students first by creating more opportunities at our colleges and universities so we can build the skilled and knowledgeable workforce needed for the global economy. Our government's investment in the new Student Health and Wellness Centre will help Sault College students succeed in the future, while creating good jobs today.”

John Milloy

Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities

“The new Sault College Health and Wellness Centre will be a vital training and education resource. State-of-the-art academic labs, fitness rooms and a gymnasium will better accommodate our growth in varsity sports and promote a healthier lifestyle for our students. This investment by the Ontario government is helping Sault College students get the best possible education to succeed.”

Dr. Ron Common

President Sault College

Media Contacts

  • Tanya Blazina

    Communications Branch, MTCU

    Tanya.Blazina@ontario.ca

    416-325-2746

  • Zak Paget

    Minister's Office, MTCU

    zak.paget@ontario.ca

    416-326-1625

  • Public inquiries

    416-325-2929 or

    1-800-387-5514

    TTY: 1-800-268-7095

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