Queen’s Park committing $7.1 million in pandemic funding to Georgian College

Funding to offset costs of pandemic-related expenses like online learning, extra PPE, and added cleaning

Georgian College’s recovery from the pandemic has just gotten a $7.1 million boost from Queen’s Park.

The provincial government announced on Friday it is committing millions in funding to help the college address the financial impacts of COVID-19. “We are proud of this local institution; its growth, commitment to students, and their dedication to adapting through difficult circumstances this past year,” said Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte MPP Doug Downey. “With this funding, we support one of the cornerstones of our community, as they do what they do best; educate, guide, and prepare the next generation of students.”

“Georgian College staff and faculty have shown resiliency and determination over the past year”, added Andrea Khanjin, MPP for Barrie-Innisfil. “As things shifted and changed, they have adapted in these uncertain times and difficult circumstances.”

The money announced for Georgian College on Friday is part of $106.5 million in funding for post-secondary institutions across the province. Funding is expected to help offset pandemic-related costs including those associated with online learning, PPE, and enhanced cleaning.