Fleming suspends in-person classes at Sutherland Campus for 14 days

Peterborough ON – (February 28, 2021) – Peterborough Public Health (PPH) declared a COVID-19 outbreak on Saturday at the privately owned Severn Court complex on Brealey Drive. Several cases have been confirmed, including a positive screening for a variant of concern. PPH is leading the investigation into this outbreak and will contact anyone who is required to quarantine or isolate.

Due to the proximity to Sutherland Campus, Fleming has taken proactive steps in collaboration with PPH to ensure community safety.

Effective Monday, March 1, all in-person classes delivered at the Sutherland Campus are being suspended for 14 days. Placements for all students attending programs delivered from the Sutherland campus in Peterborough are also suspended for 14 days.

Operations at Frost and Haliburton Campuses will continue as planned, as will all online teaching.

Fleming is committed to supporting our students, staff and the larger community through this public health response. Further actions will be announced as more information becomes available.

It is critical that anyone who attended Severn Court between February 20 and February 27, 2021 and has developed a new or worsening COVID-related symptom (even if it is mild) that is not related to other causes or conditions, advise the College by using our COVID-19 Reporting Form. This tool enables effective tracking and safety protocols that support our Fleming communities.

The resources and supports available to Fleming students include:

  • A COVID-19 Support Line has been set up for Fleming students from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for any COVID-related inquiries: 866-341-3485
  • Contact us by email: covid19@flemingcollege.ca
  • If you are in crisis and need to talk to someone right away, please use one of the 24/7 emergency counselling services available through the Personal Wellness Supports webpage

This remains a fast-developing situation, and students and staff are reminded to follow all safety protocols and not let their guards down as we continue the fight against this pandemic.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.

For more information, please contact:
Amar Shah
Communications Officer 
amar.shah@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

Peterborough Sutherland Campus
599 Brealey Dr. Peterborough ON K9J 7B1
Ph: (705) 749-5530
Lindsay Frost Campus
200 Albert St. S., Box 8000 Lindsay ON K9V 5E6
Ph: (705) 324-9144
Haliburton Haliburton Campus
P.O. Box 839 Haliburton ON K0M 1S0
Ph: (705) 457-1680


Web: flemingcollege.ca
Facebook: facebook.com/flemingcollege
Twitter & Instagram: @FlemingCollege

Fleming College launches new employment service for Muskoka-Kawarthas

Innovative employment service model focuses on collaboration, employability skills and job retention


Peterborough, ON (February 16, 2021) – A new employment service for Muskoka-Kawarthas takes a locally responsive approach to help employers find workers with the right skills, and job seekers find sustainable employment. As the Muskoka-Kawarthas Service System Manager (SSM), Fleming College has launched the Ontario Government’s prototype of streamlined employment services that will define the future of labour market support across the province. 

“We are pleased that the Ontario Government chose Fleming College to lead its new SSM model, and stand ready to address current labour market needs and advance the future of employment services,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “Fleming’s expertise in delivering high quality skills training, paired with the experience of our local employment agencies, will result in solutions for job seekers including youth and older workers, Indigenous peoples and newcomers. We will also help employers find workers equipped with the right skills.”

As employment agencies continue to provide life-changing support to job seekers and employers, the new model streamlines 17 local employment service providers within Peterborough County, Haliburton County, City of Kawartha Lakes, District of Muskoka, and Northumberland County into one employment service team managed by Fleming College through its Muskoka-Kawartha SSM Office.

The Muskoka-Kawarthas SSM aims to help approximately 10,000 people per year find meaningful employment. To achieve this goal, the SSM’s network of Service Providers and Employment Success Facilitators will provide supports not previously available in the region including:

  • job readiness training to ensure job seekers have the right employability skills,
  • client support in their job search to secure meaningful work, and
  • coaching for new workers throughout their first year of employment to encourage job retention.

A partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association will ensure increased mental health support to job seekers throughout the region. The Muskoka-Kawarthas SSM will also collaborate with local employers to understand increasing demands in the workplace, find solutions, and promote job creation.

The Workforce Development Board reports Peterborough city and county can expect more than 27,000 jobs within the top 50 occupations in 2021 with an increase to 30,000 by 2026. A similar rise is also expected in Northumberland County, Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton Highlands, and District of Muskoka. Labour market trends show the in-demand occupations within the next five years are food and kitchen operations, sales, health care, and accounting.

The Muskoka-Kawarthas SSM office is located downtown in Peterborough Square. Services for job seekers and employers are available online at flemingemploymenthub.ca, including free access to job opportunities, skills training, and community resources.

About the Fleming College Muskoka-Kawarthas Service System Manager
The Fleming College Muskoka-Kawarthas Service System Manager (SSM) oversees all employment service providers in City of Kawartha Lakes, District of Muskoka, Haliburton County, Northumberland County, and Peterborough County. Serving both job seekers and employers, the Muskoka-Kawarthas SSM assists our communities with locally responsive employment programs and services, with a goal to remove systemic barriers for clients and improve overall job retention. By creating more opportunities for sustainable employment, the Muskoka-Kawarthas SSM aims to build prosperity within our communities and contribute to a strong regional economy that benefits everyone. flemingemploymenthub.ca
The Muskoka-Kawarthas SSM is funded by the Government of Ontario.

For more information:

Paula Walton
Public Relations Officer
Fleming College Muskoka-Kawarthas SSM
paula.walton@flemingcollege.ca
Cell: 249-387-0708

Amar Shah
Communications Officer
Fleming College
amar.shah@flemingcollege.ca
Phone: (705) 749-5530 ext.1370

Explore program options and campuses during Fleming College’s Virtual Open House on Feb. 10

Peterborough ON – (February 10, 2021) – Fleming College will open its virtual doors to hundreds of prospective students and their families at its upcoming Virtual Open House event. 

If you are considering the next steps in your academic journey, or looking to expand your career opportunities by adding new skills and experience to your résumé, Fleming has plenty of options to unlock your full potential. You can explore them all during the Virtual Open House on Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 5 – 8 p.m. EST.

Fleming’s Virtual Open House is designed to feel like a true campus experience. It will feature a series of rooms that participants can explore to meet our dedicated faculty, staff and students, get questions answered, and learn about the:

  • broad range of programs offered
  • student services available
  • financial aid options
  • application process with our Admissions staff
  • Cash for College contest

All applicants who register and attend the Feb. 10 Virtual Open House can also enter the Cash for College contest for a chance to win $5,000 towards their Fleming College tuition. The contest is open to full-time domestic students starting in Fall 2021.

Prospective students, and their families and friends, are invited to use this opportunity to learn about the variety of programs and supports available, take online tours of the campuses in Peterborough, Lindsay and Haliburton, and interact with faculty, staff and current Fleming students. To register for this informative event, visit: https://flemingcollege.ca/openhouse.

Reimagine Your Future at Fleming College.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.

For more information, please contact:
Amar Shah
Communications Officer 
amar.shah@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

Peterborough Sutherland Campus 599 Brealey Dr. Peterborough ON K9J 7B1
Ph: (705) 749-5530
Lindsay Frost Campus 200 Albert St. S., Box 8000 Lindsay ON K9V 5E6
Ph: (705) 324-9144
Haliburton Haliburton Campus P.O. Box 839 Haliburton ON K0M 1S0
Ph: (705) 457-1680
Cobourg Cobourg Campus 1005 Elgin St. W. Cobourg ON K9A 5J4
Ph: (905) 372-6865

Web: flemingcollege.ca
Facebook: facebook.com/flemingcollege
Twitter & Instagram: @FlemingCollege

Connecting Talent with Opportunity: Trent and Fleming Career & Experiences Expo Goes Virtual

Full-time positions, field placements and co-ops among career opportunities available at first-ever joint virtual expo for students


Peterborough ON – (January 14, 2021) – Trent University and Fleming College have teamed up to deliver the first virtual Career & Experiences Expo, featuring industry-specific sessions and career-building resources, and showcasing a variety of employment and experiential learning opportunities for students and recent graduates.

The Career & Experiences Expo series will take place weekly from January 14 to February 4, with industry-specific sessions tailored to fields of study, including: health and wellness, community development and justice, business and computers, and natural resources and the environment. The connections made during the online events can lead to internships, placements, summer jobs, and post-graduation careers.

“Through guaranteed career experiences inside and outside the classroom, our students are developing the skills to become sought-after candidates for competitive placements and opportunities with top employers,” said Dr. Leo Groarke, president and vice-chancellor at Trent University. “Through this virtual event, Trent is pleased to partner with Fleming to showcase our students and recent grads to prospective employers and connect them to career opportunities with employers who help make the Peterborough and Durham regions such vibrant and prosperous communities to live and study.”

This new partnership between Trent University’s Careerspace and Fleming College’s Career Services will bring more career and experiential learning opportunities to students in a virtual format for the first time, utilizing an online tool designed specifically to allow students to network, research employment opportunities, and to meet and interview with prospective employers in real-time.

“Through all the challenges faced by the Fleming community over the past year, our students and faculty have persisted by coming up with safe and creative solutions. The first virtual Career & Experiences Expo in partnership with Trent is an example of that,” said Maureen Adamson, Fleming College President. “These sessions will give students a chance to explore the variety of opportunities available in their fields and for recruiters to connect with the rich pool of talent at our institutions.”

Highlights of the 2021 Career & Experiences Expo include:

  • Chat one-on-one with recruiters from over 60 local companies that are actively hiring for full-time summer jobs and post-graduation employment, as well as internships and co-op placements
  • Network with local organizations
  • Explore opportunities available in your field through sector-specific events, including health and wellness, community development and justice, business and computers, and natural resources and environmental programs.
  • Learn more about Trent Careerspace and Fleming Career Services

2021 Career & Experiences Expo Session Schedule:

  • Health and Wellness
    January 14, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Community Development/Justice
    January 22, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Business and Computers
    January 27, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Programs
    February 4, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Space in future sessions is still available for interested employers. Employers who would like to participate in the Expo are encouraged to contact Careerspace at worklink@trentu.ca.  
Students or recent grads who would like to register for the Expo can visit trentu.ca/sep

About Trent University
One of Canada’s top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that’s personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent’s unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent’s students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent’s Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.

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For more information contact:

Cara Walsh, communications & media relations officer, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x6240 or carawalsh@trentu.ca

Amar Shah, communications officer, Fleming College, (705) 749-5530 x1370 or amar.shah@flemingcollege.ca



New programs at Fleming College offer professional and personal growth

Peterborough ON – (January 6, 2021) – As unexpected and challenging as last year was, the goal at Fleming College has always been to make learning easy, accessible and safe for everyone. The obstacles we faced in 2020 as a community have only made that resolve stronger.

Continuing Education at Fleming College has further expanded its portfolio to offer new courses, certificates and specializations. There are more than 900 courses in total to choose from to support career development through upskilling and gain new knowledge for personal growth.

Some of the new courses that can add current and in-demand skills to your resume include: Teaching Online and E-Learning Tools for instructors who are moving their curriculum online and can benefit from a range of e-learning tips and tricks; also, Mindful Living and Meditation, an eight-week course delivered live online, can help navigate through these uncertain times by providing tools to reduce stress, and increase self-control and focus.

New and popular certificates and specializations include: Social Media, which provides essential training for any business, entrepreneur and influencer looking to develop an effective digital communications strategy, and Interior Decorating – Residential for those looking to take on renovation projects or start their own consulting company. Courses in the Creative Writing certificate continue to be in demand.

Prevention of Disease Transmission, a one-hour Red Cross course, is also available through an online live delivery. In addition to important information about disease transmission, the course offers practical skills in properly putting on and taking off personal protective equipment (PPE), such as masks, protective eyewear, gloves and medical gowns, and proper handwashing techniques.

Learning virtually means you have the flexibility to do it anywhere and anytime. The instructors at Fleming Colleges are experts and industry leaders in their fields, so students are taught the latest in workplace procedures and job-ready skills.

Many courses start on January 12 and registration is open for the Winter 2021 term. For more information and to register, please visit the Continuing Education website.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.

For more information, please contact:
Amar Shah
Communications Officer
amar.shah@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

Peterborough Sutherland Campus 599 Brealey Dr. Peterborough ON K9J 7B1
Ph: (705) 749-5530
Lindsay Frost Campus 200 Albert St. S., Box 8000 Lindsay ON K9V 5E6
Ph: (705) 324-9144
Haliburton Haliburton Campus P.O. Box 839 Haliburton ON K0M 1S0
Ph: (705) 457-1680
Cobourg Cobourg Campus 1005 Elgin St. W. Cobourg ON K9A 5J4
Ph: (905) 372-6865


Web: flemingcollege.ca
Facebook: facebook.com/flemingcollege
Twitter & Instagram: @FlemingCollege

Fleming College ranks as one of Canada’s top research colleges

Peterborough ON (December 15, 2020) – Fleming College has climbed to the 23rd position on Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges list.

According to results published today by Research Infosource Inc., Fleming College has achieved its highest ranking since first appearing on the Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges list in 2011. Ranking is based on research income with data obtained through surveys of publicly-funded colleges and from 2018-2019 financial statements. During that time, Fleming College had $4 million of sponsored research income, up 79.1 per cent from the previous year. The College ranked 30th last year.

“The substantial increase in research funding is confirmation that applied research is growing at Fleming,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “Our research teams are forging strong relationships with industry, community organizations, and government. We’re expanding applied research into new areas so that our faculty and student researchers can provide practical innovative solutions to our partners.”

The benefits of college applied research for industry include better production processes and new or improved products and services. For social innovation partners, applied research leads to adapted or improved services, processes, policies, and changes to systematic challenges that have left vulnerable people behind.

The complete list of Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges can be found on the Research Infosource website.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.

For more information, please contact:
Amar Shah
Communications Officer
amar.shah@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

Peterborough Sutherland Campus 599 Brealey Dr. Peterborough ON K9J 7B1
Ph: (705) 749-5530
Lindsay Frost Campus 200 Albert St. S., Box 8000 Lindsay ON K9V 5E6
Ph: (705) 324-9144
Haliburton Haliburton Campus P.O. Box 839 Haliburton ON K0M 1S0
Ph: (705) 457-1680
Cobourg Cobourg Campus 1005 Elgin St. W. Cobourg ON K9A 5J4
Ph: (905) 372-6865


Web: flemingcollege.ca
Facebook: facebook.com/flemingcollege
Twitter & Instagram: @FlemingCollege

Fleming College seeks community support for $100,000 healthcare heroes fundraising campaign

Peterborough ON – (December 14, 2020) – Fleming College students in programs such as Practical Nursing, Personal Support Worker and Paramedic have an important role to play in our community as frontline healthcare workers, caregivers and first responders. They are the future heroes who will be crucial in our recovery from COVID-19.

All students, especially those in healthcare, are experiencing significant financial strain as a result of the current situation. When the pandemic began, many held part-time jobs on the frontlines, while also completing clinical placements.

Due to new health and safety restrictions, they are no longer permitted to work in one health care setting and complete their clinical in another without quarantining for two weeks in between. These students faced a difficult decision: abandon their studies or leave their jobs. 

To support students in completing their studies and achieving their goal of helping our communities, Fleming has launched the Healthcare Heroes Campaign to provide bursaries to those in financial need.

Fleming Student Administrative Council (SAC) has stepped forth with a lead donation of $20,000 in support of the campaign. With additional donations from the community Fleming has raised nearly half of its target.

“Fleming College produces heroes who will join the frontlines of the pandemic, and we are tremendously grateful for those who help our students cross the finish line,” said Maureen Adamson, President of Fleming College. “Thank you to Fleming SAC and our generous donors for their gifts that help ensure we can train tomorrow’s heroes who will have the most privileged role of caring for our loved ones, when they need it most.”

“Now more than ever, healthcare students need our help. No student should have to choose between paying school tuition or being able to pay for basic living expenses,” said Zoe King, Fleming SAC President. “It’s our hope that this donation will inspire others to come together and make a gift to the Student Assistance Fund for Healthcare Heroes in this time of need.”

Student financial need is urgent and ongoing, and Fleming will continue to fundraise to meet the increasing need. Earlier this year, the College provided $415,000 in financial aid to 1,200 domestic and international students through its COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund.

If you are able, please make a donation to the Student Assistance Fund for Healthcare Heroes today.   

Learn more about healthcare programs at Fleming College and watch a tribute to students and alumni working on the frontlines: Fleming College Creates Heroes.  

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.

Fleming Student Administrative Council Inc.
The Student Administrative Council Inc. (SAC) is a non-profit corporation that serves the social and political needs of the students at Fleming College. SAC is the official voice of the student body. Students elected each year to the Board of Directors for SAC serve on various college committees and have input into policy decisions of the College. More information about SAC can be found on their website at www.flemingsac.ca and their social media @flemingsac.

For more information, please contact:
Amar Shah
Communications Officer
amar.shah@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

Peterborough Sutherland Campus 599 Brealey Dr. Peterborough ON K9J 7B1
Ph: (705) 749-5530  
Lindsay Frost Campus 200 Albert St. S., Box 8000 Lindsay ON K9V 5E6
Ph: (705) 324-9144
Haliburton Haliburton Campus P.O. Box 839 Haliburton ON K0M 1S0
Ph: (705) 457-1680
Cobourg Cobourg Campus 1005 Elgin St. W. Cobourg ON K9A 5J4
Ph: (905) 372-6865

Web: flemingcollege.ca
Facebook: facebook.com/flemingcollege
Twitter & Instagram: @FlemingCollege

Fleming College releases holiday music video #WonderfulWorld in support of students and local community

Peterborough ON – (December 11, 2020) – Fleming College has persevered through the unexpected events of this year. We dedicate this holiday music video to all of the students, staff, frontline workers, and our many local heroes who have made an untenable situation a moment of pride and reflection on the power of coming together. Let us always be reminded that it is our family, friends and communities who are the beacons of light, when we need them the most. Like the previous “Lost Together” video released in April, this video is a collaborative project by local artists, dedicating their time and talent and most importantly, their heart.  Featuring Greg Keelor of Blue Rodeo and other musicians from the Kawartha region, this is a cover of the classic song “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong.

“These musicians are very special people and our community is blessed to have such passionate talent,” said Maureen Adamson, Fleming College President. “I could not be more proud of how we have led and navigated through the events of this year with safety as our guiding principle. My wish for everyone that watches this video is that they are reminded of the importance of friends, family and community, and that this inspires optimism for a wonderful 2021. We have every reason to be hopeful.”

Adamson hopes that you will stay tuned for a Fleming surprise that will surely brighten your day at its Sutherland Campus in Peterborough, ON.

The video was directed and produced by Michael Hurcomb; other producers include James McKenty, Melissa Payne and Kate Suhr.

Fleming College thanks all those involved in this musical gift for the holidays, not in the least the musicians: Greg Keelor, Jimmy Bowskill, Beau Dixon, Whitney Hall, James McKenty, Melissa Payne, Kate Suhr and Maureen Adamson. There are also special appearances by: Tania Clerac, Sandra Dupret, Brett Goodwin, Chandra Gupta, Blake Morris, Angela Pind, Linda Poirier, Neil Price, Elizabeth Stone, Drew Van Parys and Scott Walling.

Watch Fleming College presents #WonderfulWorld.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.

Media, for more information or interviews, please contact:
Sara O’Halloran
Executive Assistant, Office of the President
sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

Peterborough Sutherland Campus 599 Brealey Dr. Peterborough ON K9J 7B1
Ph: (705) 749-5530
Lindsay Frost Campus 200 Albert St. S., Box 8000 Lindsay ON K9V 5E6
Ph: (705) 324-9144
Haliburton Haliburton Campus P.O. Box 839 Haliburton ON K0M 1S0
Ph: (705) 457-1680
Cobourg Cobourg Campus 1005 Elgin St. W. Cobourg ON K9A 5J4
Ph: (905) 372-6865

Web: flemingcollege.ca
Facebook: facebook.com/flemingcollege
Twitter & Instagram: @FlemingCollege

Fleming College partners with Kenjgewin Teg to offer Practical Nursing program on Manitoulin Island

Peterborough ON – (December 10, 2020) Fleming College is pleased to partner with Kenjgewin Teg to offer Practical Nursing training to Indigenous learners on Manitoulin Island, Ont. (Mnidoo Mnising). The two institutions recently signed a five-year agreement to offer Fleming’s Practical Nursing program through Kenjgewin Teg, an educational institute on Mnidoo Mnising that provides Indigenous culturally relevant learning.

“Fleming College is committed to Truth and Reconciliation and as a post-secondary institution, we have an opportunity and an obligation to incorporate Indigenous knowledge into our curriculum,” said Maureen Adamson, Fleming College President. “Fleming College is honoured to partner with Kenjgewin Teg and support the principles of Truth and Reconciliation that will create positive change in healthcare,” said Maureen Adamson, President of Fleming College.

Kenjgewin Teg will act as the service provider to offer Fleming’s Practical Nursing program, tentatively scheduled to start in Spring 2021. Theory curriculum will be delivered virtually, while clinical learning will be on-site at other key local partner locations including the Manitoulin Health Centre, St. Joseph’s General Hospital Elliot Lake, Mnaamodzawin Health Services Inc. and Noojmowin Teg Health Centre. 

“Going forward, our local Mnidoo Mnising and surrounding communities will continue to see more opportunities in health and wellness programs at Kenjgewin Teg as we continue working together with valued partners like Fleming College and other Indigenous institutes who support culturally relevant training and education hosted closer to home,” said Stephanie Roy, President of Kenjgewin Teg.

“Manitoulin Health Centre is excited to support a locally grown Practical Nursing program,” said Paula Fields, Vice President Clinical Services & Chief Nursing Officer at the Manitoulin Health Centre. “Recently, due to COVID-19 and additional opportunities for nurses, we have found a shortage of local nursing staff. It is beneficial to offer a program locally as graduates will have ties to the Island and be aware of the unique diversity of the patients that we serve, resulting in positive outcomes for patients. It is really a win-win for the students and our Manitoulin Island communities.”

“Especially, and even more so at this time during a global pandemic, this new partnership will allow us to provide ongoing support and help meet the ever-growing needs of not only our local and regional First Nation health sector organizations, but will also help Ontario’s health sector too by supporting goals of hiring diversity of both Indigenous people and Indigenous perspectives in healthcare,” said Natasha Abotossaway, Kenjgewin Teg’s Health and Wellness Programs Coordinator.

In 2015, Fleming College signed the Indigenous Education Protocol for Colleges and Institutes Canada. This partnership highlights Fleming’s commitment to underscoring and prioritizing the importance of structures and approaches required to address Indigenous peoples’ learning needs and support self-determination and socio-economic development of Indigenous communities.

Kenjgewin Teg is one of seven members of the Indigenous Institutes Consortium in Ontario recognized under the Indigenous Institutes Act, 2017. Kenjgewin Teg is dedicated to lifelong learning by providing an Anishinabewin community-based approach to education, training and business support services and opportunities.

Maureen Adamson, President of Fleming College and Stephanie Roy, President of Kenjgewin Teg are both pleased to see a new agreement officially come into effect. Additional team members who were instrumental in bringing this to fruition from Kenjgewin Teg include Beverley Roy, Director of Quality Assurance, Natasha Abotossaway, Health and Wellness Coordinator, and Elder Josh Eshkawkogan; and the team members from Fleming College are Elder Shirley Williams, Elizabeth Stone, Academic Chair of Indigenous Studies at Fleming College, Nick Stone, Chair of Fleming School of Health & Wellness, and Molly Westland, Dean of Fleming School of Health & Wellness.

About Fleming College

Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

Peterborough Sutherland Campus 599 Brealey Dr. Peterborough ON K9J 7B1 Ph: (705) 749-5530 Lindsay Frost Campus 200 Albert St. S., Box 8000 Lindsay ON K9V 5E6 Ph: (705) 324-9144 Haliburton Haliburton Campus P.O. Box 839 Haliburton ON K0M 1S0 Ph: (705) 457-1680 Cobourg Cobourg Campus 1005 Elgin St. W. Cobourg ON K9A 5J4 Ph: (905) 372-6865


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About Kenjgewin Teg

Kenjgewin Teg is located on Mnidoo Mnising (Manitoulin Island, ON) and is one of seven members of the Indigenous Institutes Consortium in Ontario recognized under the Indigenous Institutes Act, 2017. Kenjgewin Teg is dedicated to lifelong learning by providing an Anishinabewin community-based approach to education, training and business support services and opportunities.

For more information, please contact:
Amar Shah
Communications Officer, Fleming College 
amar.shah@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

Beverley Roy
Director of Quality Assurance, Kenjgewin Teg
beverleyroy@kenjgewinteg.ca


Fleming College Board of Governors appoints a new Chair and other officers

Peterborough ON – (November 27, 2020) – The Board of Governors of Sir Sandford Fleming College is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Board Chair, as well as the appointment of two new officers, as part of its regular renewal process.

Fred Clifford, a resident of Northumberland County, was appointed the Chair of the Board of Governors on November 25, 2020. Fred has served on the Fleming Board since 2017 and graduated from the College in 1982. Fred recently retired from Ernst & Young (EY) where he was a partner for 33 years.

“I am pleased to assume the role of Board Chair at Fleming, where I started my academic career,” said Mr. Clifford. “I look forward to working with new and returning Board colleagues and using my leadership experience as we navigate through our present situation and look toward a successful future.”

In addition to three decades of executive leadership experience at EY, Clifford is also the long-serving Chair of the Board of Governors of Ontario’s Rouge Valley Health System. He has a bachelor of business administration degree from Lakehead University and a diploma in accounting from Fleming College.

Dan Marinigh, a resident of Peterborough, is the outgoing Board Chair of Fleming College after leading the Board for more than two years and being a Governor for more than five years.

“It has been a rewarding experience to lead the Board of Governors over the last two years and I would like to thank my colleagues and the entire Fleming community for their exceptional efforts,” said Marinigh. “I wish Fleming College and its Board of Governors continued success in the years to come.”

Marinigh is currently the Chief Administrative Officer with the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority and prior to that worked for many years with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.

The Board of Governors of Sir Sandford Fleming College appointed additional officer roles on November 25 including Paul Downs, a resident of Mississauga, as Board Vice-Chair, and Don Gillespie, a resident of Lakefield, as Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee.

The Board wishes to thank outgoing Board Vice-Chair Katherine MacIver, who served in the role for more than two years and has been a Board member for more than five years.

“On behalf of the entire Fleming community, I wish to thank Dan and Katherine for their commitment and leadership to the Board of Governors, particularly during these unprecedented times,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “I look forward to working with Fred, Paul and Don in their new officer positions as we continue to ensure that Fleming College provides safe and secure futures for our students, our staff and all of our communities that we serve.” 

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Amar Shah
Communications Officer
amar.shah@flemingcollege.ca