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Foundation history 

Heritage College was created in 1988 as a result of community members who volunteered countless hours, year-after-year, to lobby for a community-driven English public post-secondary learning institution for the Outaouais region.  In 2013, again community members rallied to establish the Heritage College Foundation a registered charity (807779244 RR 0001) to support the College in its mission. 

 Our Foundation’s dedication and objectives remain the same as those who rallied before us: “All youth should have the opportunity to reach for their goals and contribute to our society regardless of difference or challenges.”

“When friends of the College learnt that 1/3 of our students take on debt to pay for basic needs, we knew we had to act.”

-Caryl Green, 1st Chair of the Cégep Heritage College Foundation 

Cégep Heritage College Foundation

Board of Directors (As at December 18, 2020)

Ivan Hale

Foundation Chair

Hale Family Farms, 
Cégep Heritage College Parent

Recipient of the Order of Canada

Linton Garner

Foundation Vice-Chair

Chris Schaler

Foundation Treasurer
Foundation Past-Chair

Heritage College Parent
Heritage College Alumnus

Marc Fricker

Foundation Secretary

Family Advisory Committee
Professor, Cégep Heritage College

Chris Schaler

Foundation Past-Chair

Heritage College Parent
Heritage College Alumnus

Me David Jacques

Cégep Heritage College Parent

Gordon McIvor

Director General, Cégep
Heritage College



Nicole Lefebvre

Foundation Manager


Volunteer opportunities

General volunteers

If you are passionate about breaking-down barriers to education, providing equal opportunities, and building a legacy for generations to come, we invite you to contact the Foundation Office. We are always looking for a helping hand. 

Board of Directors positions

As a steward of the Foundation, Members of the Board of Directors act as fiduciaries of the Foundation's funds. The Board engages in the creation and oversight of long-term strategies, contributes to fundraising initiatives, solicits volunteer involvement, approves policies and procedures, oversees management of the affairs of the Foundation and participates in carrying out Foundation's fundraising objectives. Individuals are invited to self-nominate.

As vacancies arise, the Foundation may choose to accept members mid-term.

Be a catalyst of change! Download the Foundation's Nomination Guide and see how you can contribute your talent, skill and expertise.