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Newmont Porcupine donates $50,000 to the Collège Boréal Foundation

22 February 2021
Newmont Porcupine has donated $50,000 to the Collège Boréal Foundation. This historic commitment brings the total donated to Collège Boréal by the Timmins mining firm since 2009 to $311,000.

“Over the past twelve years, Newmont Porcupine’s generosity has allowed Collège Boréal’s Timmins campus to purchase equipment for locally delivered programs, to recycle and reuse Newmont’s retired equipment for training purposes and to improve the College’s facilities in Timmins,” says Mélanie Dufresne, director of the Timmins campus. “With Newmont’s support, we upgraded the equipment in the kitchen and cafeteria, including a complete kitchen renovation in 2018.” At that time, the facility was named “Newmont Cafeteria.” It now sees approximately 3,500 visitors annually.

Newmont Porcupine has hired graduates from various Collège Boréal programs, including heavy equipment technicians, electricians, motive power technicians (truck and coach), and others. The relationship between Boréal and Newmont Porcupine allows our students to get trained on the same equipment they will be servicing regularly in the industry.

Newmont Porcupine and its employees are proud to contribute to the quality of the programming offered by Collège Boréal at their Timmins campus. This $50,000 donation is our way of supporting excellence in training as illustrated by Collège Boréal. We know this to be true, because in the past five years, we have hired more than 25 Boréal graduates!
The earliest collaborations between Newmont Porcupine and Collège Boréal go back many years. For over ten years, we have advanced French language education in the North, fuelled innovation and fostered growth in our communities. Collège Boréal is proud to count Newmont Porcupine among its partners and we look forward to continuing our work together. From all our students and staff and the entire Boréal family, thank you for your ongoing commitment to Collège Boréal!


Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French language post-secondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of communities throughout Ontario.

Collège Boréal offers comprehensive programs and services in seven campuses and 38 sites located in 26 communities throughout the province. Since 1995, approximately 120,000 clients across Ontario have benefited from Collège Boréal’s expertise relating to post-secondary education, training programs, immigration and settlement services, and employment services. Collège Boréal has established over 120 articulation agreements with other post-secondary institutions.

According to the Key Performance Indicators recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Collège Boréal holds the top rank in two of the five areas surveyed: graduation rate, and, for a fourth consecutive year, student satisfaction. These results are proof that investing in human capital is Boréal’s strength.

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