$8-million announcement aids in completion of new Centre for Health and Wellness
June 20, 2011

Aileen Carroll, MPP for Barrie, announces an additional $8-million investment by the provincial government for the Centre for Health & Wellness, at Georgian College’s Barrie Campus on Monday June 20, 2011.

The Government of Ontario is helping Georgian College finish the final phase of the Centre for Health and Wellness, giving more students access to education and training in the health care field. The government announced on June 20 an additional investment of $8-million to help complete the $62.5-million project.

“Ontario is putting students first by creating more opportunities at our colleges and universities so we can build the skilled and knowledgeable workforce needed for the global economy,” notes John Milloy, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities. “Our government’s investment in the Centre for Health and Wellness will help Georgian College students succeed in the future, while creating good jobs today.”

The new centre will add significant capacity in practical nursing and health science diploma programs. It will also allow for more classroom space, along with new health clinics, research labs and student life facilities.

“The addition of $8 million on top of the $20 million already provided by the provincial government will help Georgian to solidify its position as one of the largest and most stable employers in our region,” says Brian Tamblyn, President and CEO of Georgian College. “I would like to express my thanks to Aileen Carroll for her continuing hard work on our behalf and to the province for recognizing the need for this funding. This additional support will allow us to achieve our maximum enrolment capacity of 3,000 more full-time students.”

Staff are invited to the grand opening of the centre on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 10:30 a.m. Learn more.