A Gift to Mohawk College Helps Build the Centre for Partnership and Innovation
One of the earlier student bursary programs established by The Joyce Family Foundation (known at the time as The Ron Joyce Foundation) was at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario. The Ron Joyce Access Bursary sees many students annually receive support, helping them achieve a Mohawk education. So while the Foundation does not typically support capital campaigns for post-secondary institutions, a project to build a state-of-the-art facility in the 50th anniversary year of the college caught the interest of The Joyce Family Foundation. With a $5 million gift, The Joyce Family Foundation was able to help secure matching funds from the Federal government’s Strategic Investment Fund and add to the public fundraising campaign.
Named The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation, the new facility will accommodate 1,000 new students who will receive job-ready training in high-demand technology sectors. And true to its name, the building itself will be a net-zero building, the first of its size in the region, equipped with labs, academic and student spaces. The Joyce Family Foundation is watching the Mohawk landscape change, both in terms of the new building quickly gaining shape and the new way students will learn and apply their knowledge.