Boréal announces team members participating in the college’s Humanitarian Project in Guatemala

Boréal announces team members participating in the college’s Humanitarian Project in Guatemala

Today, as part of a press conference held at the Timmins campus, Collège Boréal announced the team members participating in a Humanitarian Project in Guatemala.

The initiative, a first for the college, aims to help people living in poverty, both locally and abroad. Launched last fall, the project consists of two phases: the first allowing participants to volunteer for local non-profit organizations; the second taking them to Guatemala from May 5 to 13, 2018 to help build cinderblock homes.

The project allows students to cross international borders, gain intercultural experiences, benefit from a language immersion experience, and increase their awareness of the world’s cultural and socio-economic differences.

Some of the 13 students and staff from Collège Boréal campuses in Timmins, Kapuskasing and Hearst who are heading to Guatemala in May 2018. Credit: Maija Hoggett, TimminsToday

In total, nine students and four staff members from Collège Boréal in Timmins, Kapuskasing, and Hearst are participating in the project:

  • Michelle Boileau, Recruitment Officer, Timmins;
  • Kathryne Cook, Business student, Timmins;
  • Andréanne Côté, General Arts and Science student, Timmins;
  • Jennifer Daoust, Job Developer, Timmins;
  • Ashley Deschatelets, Office Administration – Executive student, Timmins;
  • Mélanie Dufresne, Manager of Postsecondary Programs, Timmins;
  • Lianne Jean, Office Administration – Executive student, Kapuskasing;
  • Cynthia Larrivée, Practical Nursing student, Timmins;
  • Michel Mainville, Professor, Timmins;
  • Alexis Maltais, Business student, Timmins;
  • Christine Paul, Pre-Health Sciences student, Hearst;
  • Briann Rondeau, General Arts and Science student, Timmins; and
  • Jean-Guy Tremblay, Heavy Equipment Technician student, Timmins.

The Humanitarian Project is made possible thanks to fundraising activities and the contributions of numerous project partners, such as Royal Lepage Northern Realty Leaders –Timmins Brokerage, ScotiaBank in Timmins, Project Love, and Zumba Timmins.

Community members wishing to support the college’s Humanitarian Project can donate online.


“College life isn’t just classes, textbooks, and social gatherings. By giving back to the community and helping others in need, participants will gain important lifelong lessons in leadership, teamwork, and selflessness.”

Daniel Giroux, President, Collège Boréal

“On behalf of Collège Boréal, I would like to thank all those who collaborated toward and contributed to the success of this initiative. Thanks to you and the support of our communities, we can continue to offer students valuable learning experiences such as this one.”

Jean-Pierre Nadon, Collège Boréal Director in Timmins

Quick Facts

Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French language post-secondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of French communities throughout the province.

Collège Boréal offers a wide variety of programs and services at six campus locations and 38 access centres in 27 communities across the province. Since 1995, approximately 120,000 clients across Ontario have benefited from College Boréal’s expertise relating to post-secondary education, training programs, immigration and settlement services, as well as employment services. Furthermore, Collège Boréal has developed and implemented over 70 articulation agreements with other post-secondary institutions.

According to the Key Performance Indicators recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Collège Boréal now holds the top-ranking position in three out of the five areas surveyed! Out of 24 Ontario colleges, Boréal has the highest student satisfaction rate, graduation rate, and graduate satisfaction rate in the province. Moreover, with 96%, Boréal ranks 3rd out of all 24 colleges in employer satisfaction!

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Josée Campeau-Rousselle

Manager of Communications and Media Relations

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