Minister Fantino Celebrates the Grand Opening of Seneca College’s Newest Community Campus in Vaughan
January 28, 2011

Vaughan, Ontario
– Today, Minister of State for Seniors and Member of Parliament for Vaughan celebrated the opening of the new Seneca College Vaughan. Minister Fantino joined President of Seneca College David Agnew for the opening of Seneca’s new community campus in Vaughan. This campus will open its doors to the local workforce in providing employment services including academic and workplace skills upgrading, training for professionals and will also host a centre for entrepreneurship.

“The economy remains our Government’s top priority. This is why I am proud to open this new campus, which is helping to drive Vaughan’s knowledge economy forward,” said Minister Fantino. “Seneca’s recognized credentials both nationally and internationally will provide a great opportunity for Vaughan workers to upgrade their skills,” added Minister Fantino.

The Government of Canada provides financial support to the Province of Ontario for workforce and employment services. Seneca’s new campus is in part a result of the Canada-Ontario Labour Market Development Agreement. The Government of Canada provided Ontario with significant investments in training and education including a top-up of over $210 million through Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

“Our Government will continue focusing on the economy and working to ensure a stronger, more secure economic future for hard working families here in Vaughan and across the GTA,” continued Minister Fantino.

Canada’s Economic Action Plan included unprecedented investments for skills training for Canadians, resulting in over one million Canadians receiving skills training last year alone. 

“Seneca is York Region’s post-secondary institution.” said Seneca College President David Agnew. “With the opening of the Vaughan Community Campus, we are pleased to offer a one-stop shop for academic upgrading, employment services and professional skills upgrading for employers and current professionals.”