Peterborough ON – (September 5, 2019) – The 11th annual Fleming College Great Neighbourhood Campaign will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 in Lindsay and Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 in Peterborough. Fleming College student leaders and staff will once again partner with the Peterborough Police Service, the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service and other community partners to welcome students living off-campus into the community, provide information about the services in each community and talk about what it means to be a great neighbour.
This year, there is more emphasis to make our communities a welcoming place for all students as they transition into the community and reinforce the important contributions they make to build strong neighbourhoods. To support this focus, the College has worked with local municipalities and community agencies to create an electronic ‘welcome kit’ offered to students through a new Fleming College app called Fleming Connect. This welcome kit includes various types of information any new resident may need to help when moving into the region, and include recycling schedules, city maps, public transit, links to community events and more.
The team of student leaders, police members including Auxiliary members, and community partners will walk the neighbourhoods surrounding the campus where students and permanent residents interact on a regular basis. During the evening, team members will be handing out magnets that provide a link to Fleming College’s Great Neighbourhood Guide along with other information for students, parents, landlords and community members.
The Guide has been refreshed to highlight the needs and responsibilities of students, landlords and local homeowners. Included in the guide are good neighbour tips around appropriate noise levels, keeping it clean, helping out, socializing responsibly, parking and traffic rules, personal safety tips for students, community involvement and conflict resolution. It also includes information about the RentSmart program, an initiative the City of Peterborough introduced and the College has rolled out to teach students about successful tenancies.
More than 50 volunteers at both campuses combined make this event a success. Fleming College Housing Services wants to thank everyone for volunteering their time as this initiative demonstrates another way the College partners with our communities to make a positive impact and is dedicated to supporting community development.
A copy of the Great Neighbour Guide is available online: https://department.flemingcollege.ca/och/.
For more information, please contact Rob Marsh, General Manager of Housing Services, Fleming College at 705-878-9329, Lauren Gilchrist, Media Relations and Communications Coordinator, Peterborough Police Service 705-876-1122 ext. 217, or Sergeant Dave Murtha, Kawartha Lakes Police Service at 705-324-5252.
About Fleming College
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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General Manager of Housing Services, Fleming College
Media Relations and Communications Coordinator, Peterborough Police Service
705-876-1122 ext. 217