The Centre partners with many community agencies in Burlington, Milton, Mississauga, Oakville and throughout Southern Ontario to achieve common goals related to workforce development and community enhancement. Some of our current partners are:
- Bay Area Learning Centre [Google Maps]
- Burlington Economic Development Corporation
- Charles Sturt University
- Community Development Halton
- Halton Industry Education Council
A proud and active community participant, The Centre makes giving back to the communities it serves a priority. The Centre’s support of community organizations takes many forms including donations, fundraising, services and construction projects.
Halton Learning Foundation (HLF)
As an affiliate of the Halton District School Board, the Centre supports various HLF fundraising initiatives. The HLF raises money to remove economic barriers to student learning and supports school board initiatives and programs.
Students of The Centre’s Home Renovations and Women in Skilled Trades programs built a fully accessible outdoor living space for Carey House that included a deck, gazebo, wheelchair ramp and storage shed. Carey House is a supportive housing project in Burlington that provides affordable and accessible housing with 24-hour attendant care for adults with physical disabilities.
Students from The Centre’s Women In Skilled Trades program volunteered their time to re-design and renovate office space for the Air Cadets. Centre students transformed the office interior through extensive framing, drywalling, painting, door and trim work.
Students from The Centre’s Get in Gear Program built dog houses to shelter animals living at the Hamilton/Burlington Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Halton Women’s Place (HWP)
For over ten years, Centre employees have organized a yearly drive to support HWP’s annual Holiday Hamper Program, collecting donations of new clothing, personal care products and household items which are then delivered to HWP in time for Christmas. Halton Women’s Place provides shelter and crisis services for physically, emotionally, financially, and sexually abused women and their dependent children.
Canadian Cancer Society
For several years Centre staff have has participated in the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life fundraising event. Volunteers walk or run for 12 hours overnight during this tribute to the lives touched by cancer and celebration of survival. In 2010 The Centre team members received a Silver Award for raising over $7,800 for that year’s Relay. Centre staff volunteers also sell daffodils in support of the Canadian Cancer Society’s annual Spring Daffodil campaign.