Mandy Turcotte (Bryson) and Me Joseph Gorman, Past-Chair
Increasing access to education, celebrating inclusion, funding crisis interventions and helping the College to go beyond basics are at the heart of what we do.
Your donation enables our Foundation to continue our work by encouraging Heritage College Students to pursue their college studies, follow their dreams and become active members of our local workforce.
"I am grateful for the Heritage College Foundation. Being in a very competitive and difficult program, like our nursing program it is difficult to work, even part time to make sure that bills are paid. I never thought about quitting or giving up on my dreams, I continued to stay motivated with the help of the Heritage College Foundation. "
Emma Prickett • Gatineau (Aylmer) • Nursing • Five Star Leacross Foundation Nursing Bursary Recipient
"Online learning has not always been easy for me, but I tried to focus on positive things rather than negative changes we have faced. I have learned how to motivate myself and manage my time, and I believe these qualities will help me to thrive my future challenges. Thank you for recognizing my resilience and I appreciate the support from the College, teachers, and my family!"
Jung Hee Ryu • Gatineau • Accounting and Management Technology • Misha Tolstoy Memorial Award Recipient
"Every year will present its own unique challenges. It is important to look at these challenges not as obstacles, but rather as steps towards a greater goal. That is why I try my best to persevere; because the feeling of achieving the goal is well worth the effort. Thank you to the Heritage College Foundation for helping so many others and myself get up these steps."
Brooke Evans • Luskville • Science • Desjardins Resilience Bursary Recipient
"Although this has been a challenging year, my ability to overcome the obstacles and move forward is, to me, the meaning of resilience. It has driven me to better myself as a student and prepare for what is ahead. I would like to thank the Heritage College Foundation for giving me the opportunity to display my determination."
Hayden Benjamin • Gatineau (Aylmer) • Science • Ville de Gatineau Resilience Bursary Recipient
"Upon receiving the bursary at the awards ceremony, I called my husband to tell him which bursary I received and he went very quiet on the phone. I asked him if everything was okay and he said, yes, everything is going to be okay. I cried. My husband was worried about the upcoming semester and was preparing to tell me that I may need to take a semester off because the costs of travelling to school had added up and we needed to get caught up on the bills.Your foundation has made it possible for me to persevere. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you. Thank you so much for making this happen and allowing me to continue my education."
Mandy Turcotte, Alumnus
"I have always aspired to be an actor, and I joined the Drama Club at Heritage to live my dream. Despite my physical disabilities, Heritage College found a way to support me. The Heritage College Foundation is enhancing the quality of education for Heritage students, and allowing students to reach their full potential. The work the Foundation is doing is valuable in helping all succeed in life."
Chris Greene, Alumnus