Boréal’s Board of Governors to Hold Annual Retreat at the College’s Timmins Campus

Boréal’s Board of Governors to Hold Annual Retreat at the College’s Timmins Campus

2011_timmins_132-smCollège Boréal’s Board of Governors will hold its annual retreat at the institution’s Timmins campus on November 11, 12, and 13, 2016.

Over three days, members of the Board of Government and Senior Management Team will gather at the Timmins campus to discuss several important issues, including access to French-language postsecondary education in Ontario, current enrolment, and marketing strategies, amongst others.

As part of this retreat, participants will take a guided tour of Goldcorp-Porcupine Gold Mines’ local gold producing camp. Winner of Collège Boréal’s President’s Award in 2016, Goldcorp-Porcupine Gold Mines has been strongly committed to the Timmins community for over 105 years. The mining company has also donated many pieces of equipment to the college, enabling local mining students to gain experience for the work they will do upon graduation.

A networking session will kick off the retreat on Friday, November 11, 2016. Community members, local partners, and media representatives are invited to the community reception to be held at the college’s Timmins campus, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


“These annual retreats aim to reunite Collège Boréal leaders to discuss priority issues and the next steps of the Strategic Plan. They also allow us to recharge our batteries in one of the communities we serve. On behalf of the Board of Governors and the Senior Management Team, I would like to thank Timmins for the warm welcome.”

Stéphan Plante, Chair of Collège Boréal’s Board of Governors

“It is such a pleasure for our team to reunite in Timmins as it enables us to gain a better understanding of the realities facing our Northern Ontario campuses. Current and future students will most definitely benefit from this weekend’s discussions.”

Daniel Giroux, President, Collège Boréal

Quick Facts

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

Since 1995, over 116,000 clients across Ontario have benefited from College Boréal’s expertise relating to postsecondary education, training programs, services for immigrants, and services pertaining to employability. Collège Boréal offers a wide variety of services in 35 access centres in 25 communities across the province. Furthermore, Collège Boréal has developed and implemented over 60 articulation agreements with other postsecondary 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 four out of the five areas surveyed! Out of all Ontario colleges, Boréal has the highest student satisfaction rate, graduation rate, graduate satisfaction rate, and employment rate in the province. Moreover, 93.8% of surveyed employers would recommend hiring Collège Boréal graduates!

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