Collège Boreal Celebrates the New Year and its 20th Anniversary!

Collège Boreal Celebrates the New Year and its 20th Anniversary!

In celebration of the New Year, Collège Boréal is hosting a community reception to thank all of its partners across Ontario. Through the wonders of technology, over 1,000 guests are attending the event in various regions including Sudbury, Alfred, Barrie, Hamilton, Hearst, Kapuskasing, London, Nipissing, Témiskaming, Timmins, Toronto, and Windsor. Indeed, this new year will see Collège Boréal celebrate 20 years of existence by commemorating its many achievements and thanking the many partners who have contributed to its growth and success throughout the years.

Collège Boréal will officially launch the festivities marking its 20th anniversary during the event. With students, staff, and dignitaries in attendance, Collège Boréal President, Mr. Pierre Riopel, will recall the important stages marking the institution’s history and announce some of the celebratory activities to be held during in the upcoming year.

Collège Boréal is pleased to welcome the Honourable Kathleen Wynne to the event. The Ontario Premier visited Collège Boréal’s Sudbury campus today as part of her tour of the province’s postsecondary institutions. While visiting Collège Boréal, Premier Wynne spoke with students enrolled in the Personal Support Worker program and took part in surveying and concreting activities with students enrolled in the School of Trades and Applied Technology program.


“Since 1995, Collège Boréal has continually increased its contribution to the development of the French-speaking population across Ontario. Tonight, not only do we celebrate the past 20 years, but also welcome future prospects with open arms.”

Monique Rocheleau, Chair of Collège Boréal’s Board of Governors

“Collège Boréal is more than a postsecondary institution. Thanks to its many initiatives often supported through community partnerships, Collège Boréal has become an important player on the French-Canadian scene. Together, we celebrate the important role that Collège Boréal has played in the education and training of many generations of future leaders who will, in their own way, contribute to the vitality of our community.”

Pierre Riopel, 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. As for Collège Boréal’s success in its 20 years of existence, the numbers speak for themselves.

Since 1995, over 113,380 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 39 articulation agreements with other postsecondary institutions.

Among the 24 Ontario French and English community colleges and according to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Collège Boréal is still number 1 in Ontario! Indeed, Collège Boréal has the highest graduation and graduate satisfaction rates in the province. Moreover, 100% of surveyed employers would recommend hiring Collège Boréal graduates!

Associated Links

To find out more about Collège Boréal programs and services, please visit our website at and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @collegeboreal.

With the launch of our 20th anniversary, we invite you to take a look back at our very beginnings with the following documents published in 1995 and 1997 (in French only).

• « Collège Boréal : L’aurore d’une nouvelle dimension », published on Wednesday, August 20, 1995

• « Collège Boréal : Une vision devenue réalité… », published on Wednesday, October 1, 1997

• « Le savoir passe par ici… », published on Wednesday, October 1, 1997


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