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Sudbury, November 21, 2013 – Collège Boréal is proud to launch the new Seniors Valorisation and Well-being Program to be offered over a period of nine months on the Sudbury Campus. This project was created to engage seniors in their community by transmitting their skills from one generation to another.

The program, offered in partnership with Employment and Social Development Canada, will allow students to benefit from the wealth of personal experience and professional expertise of past generations. “These encounters with students, based on the principle of mentorship, may very well lead to an awakening as they discover the many contributions made by generations before them. The project will have a positive impact both on students and young retirees, as well as benefit future employers who will certainly appreciate the added skills and knowledge new graduates will bring to the table”, confides Renée Hallée, Director of Learning Support Services.

“My grand-father has taught me so many things which I find useful to this day. I decided to participate in this project because I know for a fact that I will never learn anywhere else the techniques, the experience, the respect, and the pearls of wisdom I will receive from these seniors; I am sure that this experience will benefit me throughout my career and my entire life”, attests Jessica Gravel-Watson, first year student in the Police Foundations Program.

This project, offered through spring 2014, allows Collège Boréal to build intergenerational bridges in order to better prepare students to join the workforce and to contribute to the well-being and fulfillment of members of the Francophone community.

About Collège Boréal
Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French-language postsecondary institution dedicated to the development and growth of Northern and Central-Southwestern Ontario communities. Collège Boréal has the highest graduation rate and the highest graduate satisfaction rate of Ontario’s 24 colleges of applied arts and technology.

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