Completing The Centre Of Health and Wellness At Georgian College
McGuinty Government Invests In Colleges And Universities
Ontario is helping Georgian College finish the final phase of the Centre for Health and Wellness, giving more students access to education and training in the healthcare field.
When complete the new Centre of Health and Wellness will add more classroom space, along with new health clinics, research labs and student life facilities to Georgian College.
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.
- Ontario's investment of $8 million to help Georgian College finish the Centre of Health and Wellness is part of the McGuinty government's upcoming long-term capital plan.
- This program will add significant capacity in practical nursing and health science diploma programs.
- 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.
“Our government's investment in the Barrie campus adds to the province's future prosperity. Every community, every region must have the opportunity to contribute to the growth and well-being of Ontario.”
“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 Centre of Health and Wellness will help Georgian College students succeed in the future, while creating good jobs today.”
“The addition of $8 million on top of the $20 million already provided by the provincial government will help Georgian to solidify its position as one of the largest and most stable employers in our region. I would like to express my thanks to Aileen Carroll for her continuing hard work on our behalf and to the province for recognizing the need for this funding. This additional support will allow us to achieve our maximum enrolment capacity of 3,000 more full-time students.”