Welcome to the Cégep Heritage College Foundation’s inaugural Blog post! We hope you will check in often to keep abreast of the Foundation’s activities and events, as well as the student and alumni successes we will share. Take a look at what’s been happening this Fall under our other new tab titled Events.
The new Foundation Board recently elected in August of 2022 is gathering strength and making ambitious plans to grow its relationships and its impact, all to the benefit of Heritage College and its marvelous students!
Everything of lasting positive value that the Foundation accomplishes is made possible by the generous donations, both of material and time, made by parents, students, alumni, the College and its staff, local organizations, businesses, and the community at large in the National Capital Region and the Outaouais. We are grateful for all of you.
As the year 2022 comes to a close, the disciplines of resilience and perseverance have demonstrated their power to help both individuals and institutions find their equilibrium and keep moving forward. Indeed, the Foundation itself has had to be resilient and to persevere in its mission to support students as the Covid 19 pandemic and various challenges constrained its development, fundraising and community outreach activities.
Cégep Heritage College Foundation aims to provide awards and bursaries to students who exemplify resilience and perseverance as they confront obstacles and overcome barriers along the path to reaching their academic and career goals. Once again, this past Spring one hundred students benefitted from the generosity of the Foundation’s donors through bursaries and awards. We hope to do that again in 2023!
Encouragement to pursue their studies or chosen career path can come in the form of financial assistance, but also through affirmation of a student’s inherent worth and contributions to the College community. Whether through student government participation or by academic and sports achievement or by just staying the course, many Heritage College students have continued their Cégep journey and finished well. There are others, however, who need more support and encouragement to pick up their studies and pursue their dreams again. We are working to find ways to help them do that.
Stay tuned in the New Year as we reveal exciting plans to celebrate the Cégep Heritage College Foundation’s 10-year anniversary. We will also be looking for talented, energetic Volunteers who match our passion for uplifting and empowering students.
Let’s keep building on our heritage--together!