Thank you to Desjardins for their generous contribution
The La Cité Foundation seized the opportunity during a Homecoming celebration to emphasize and acknowledge its partnership with Desjardins. In June 2009, La Cité Foundation announced a $750 000 donation from Desjardins and the Caisses populaires de l’Ontario, which would enable the Minto Trade Centre – Alphonse-Desjardins Campus to become a reality. This year, Desjardins presented the final instalment of its generous commitment. The La Cité Foundation wishes to thank Desjardins for its generosity and unconditional support of French-language postsecondary education in Ontario.
The La Cité Foundation is grateful for Desjardins’ support; they believed in this project and chose to support it generously in order to allow students in the skilled construction trades to benefit from high-quality training.
»La Cité feels privileged to have Desjardins and les Caisses as partners. Their significant contribution toward a skilled trades centre has enabled this future-oriented project for Ontario’s Francophone community to become a reality », said Mrs. Lise Bourgeois, President of La Cité.
The Minto Trades Center – Alphonse-Desjardins Campus is a 57,000 square-foot environmentally friendly facility, built to meet the future requirements of LEED Certification (Silver). It welcomes close to 350 students annually, enrolled in programs relating to the construction trades as well as an equal number of apprentices. These students are completing the practical portion of their training.