Goldcorp invests $30,000 in Collège Boréal’s Timmins campus

Goldcorp invests $30,000 in Collège Boréal’s Timmins campus

Photo (from left to right): Jean-Pierre Nadon, Director of Collège Boréal in Timmins, Daniel Giroux, Collège Boréal President, Nancy Raymond, Development Director – Collège Boréal, Marc Lauzier, Mine General Manager – Porcupine Gold Mines, Andrea McCormack, Community Liaison Coordinator – Porcupine Gold Mines, Chef Justin Bonney – Collège Boréal, and Brian Vaillancourt, Director of Business Development – Collège Boréal

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – Timmins – Collège Boréal

Today, Goldcorp – Porcupine Gold Mines announced a $30,000 donation to the college’s Culinary Arts and Culinary Management programs in Timmins.

The funds will be used to purchase specialized kitchen equipment and help organize future gourmet events known as “Bistro Boréal”. Open to the public, the bistros were a huge hit last year; they allow students to put into practice classroom training and manage a culinary event from start to finish.

In recognition of this significant investment, Collège Boréal’s cafeteria in Timmins will now be known as the Goldcorp Cafeteria.

Offered in Timmins and in Sudbury, Collège Boréal’s Culinary Arts – Chef Training and Culinary Management programs allow students to gain the necessary knowledge and skills required to prepare and present culinary fare in accordance with industry standards.

According to a recent report on labour supply and demand published by Tourism HR Canada, the tourism industry across the country faces critical labour shortages in the coming years. Projections indicate that Ontario will face the highest shortage of workers, particularly in the restaurant subsector. In fact, by 2030, it is anticipated that these labour shortages will reach 137,000 jobs per year. Chefs and food service managers are among the top five jobs for which there will be the greatest demand facing the highest labour shortages.


“Collège Boréal is committed to providing quality training programs in response to local labour market demands. This equipment allows us to increase the number of experiential learning opportunities for our students which better prepare them for the future.”

Daniel Giroux, President, Collège Boréal

“The success of these programs and our bistros rests on community support. On behalf of Collège Boréal’s Timmins campus, I would like to thank Goldcorp – Porcupine Gold Mines for this generous donation that will ensure the success of future local chefs.”

Jean-Pierre Nadon, Collège Boréal Director, Timmins

“Goldcorp – Porcupine Gold Mines is strongly committed to the Timmins community. We are always thrilled to work with Collège Boréal in order to help train the local workforce.”

Marc Lauzier, General Director, GoldCorp – Porcupine Gold Mines

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 in six campuses and 37 access centres in 25 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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