Humber College and the Town of Orangeville are extending their partnership at the Alder Recreation Centre. As part of the agreement, Humber will provide the Town with $150,000 for infrastructure funding to expand operations at the Alder complex. The renovated, multi-purpose space, on the upper level of the Town’s recreation centre, will be a health and lifestyle centre that will increase activities for both Humber students and residents.
Laurie Rancourt, Senior Vice-President, Academic, Humber College announced, at a cheque presentation at the Alder Recreation Centre, that the Town and Humber have formally extended their partnership until 2024. She said Humber currently offers six full-time programs at the Orangeville campus and a dual-credit program offering high school students the opportunity to earn a high school credit and college credit simultaneously. Ms. Rancourt said Humber is working to expand access to programming, including expanding options for evening and weekend classes.
“As a proud and active community member since 2005, Humber is continually looking for ways to improve the programs and initiatives that we offer at our Orangeville Campus,” said Joe Andrews, Director, Humber Orangeville. “Our new agreement includes enhanced programs in continuing education and corporate training that will meet the needs of Dufferin-Caledon residents and will be a source of future growth.”
The recently approved lease agreement, which Humber presented to Orangeville Council in January, runs until June 2024.
“This funding builds on the long relationship Humber and the Town of Orangeville have grown over the years,” said Mayor Williams. “I look forward to the improvements this will bring to our community.”
Deputy Mayor Warren Maycock said the Town and Humber entered into a partnership 13 years ago and that it’s been a win-win situation for both parties, adding that both will benefit from the expanded operations at the centre on Alder Street.
Orangeville Humber Campus Director Joe Andrews, Orangeville Deputy Mayor Warren Maycock, Laurie Rancourt, Senior Vice-President, Academic, Humber College, and Dufferin-Caledon MPP Sylvia Jones formally recognized the Town-Humber partnership extension to 2024 and the funding contribution towards a health and lifestyle centre.