Confederation College
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Tuition: $4,868.00  Students: 12,000
1450 Nakina Drive
Thunder Bay, ON      P7C 4W1
(807) 475-6110

Confederation College

The Confederation College was founded in 1967 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, during the creation of the Ontario college system. It is a publicly-funded, post secondary institution, and its primary values include diversity, respect, caring, openness, learning, leading, and excellence. ... continued below

About Confederation College

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

There are six regional campuses of Confederation. They are located in Fort Frances, Kenora, Marathon Geraldton, Dryden, and Sioux Lookout communities. The college also sits on a 130-acre park-like property in the centre of Thunder Bay City. Its campuses include Shuniah Building (Media Production, Hospitality, Health Sciences, Access & Upgrading, Business, and Community Services programs, Indigenous (Aboriginal) Studies, Student Union, Student Services, Job Connect and College Administration. Others include the Dorion Building (Skilled Trades programs), Natural Resources Centre (Forestry & Environmental Programs), McIntyre Building (Engineering Technology & Protective Services programs), Fitness Centre (also home to our Health Centre), Aviation Centre of Excellence (ACE) which has Aviation programs at the Thunder Bay International Airport, The Thunder Bay Art Gallery is also situated right on campus, and Sibley Hall Residence, which is a residence facility that gives student room accommodations and meals on campus.

Sibley Hall Residence offers 229 students rooms, with five room styles to choose from. Its amenities include: access to telephones, cable and high-speed internet access in every room, soda/snack vending machines, access to city wide transit, directly on campus, ATM in lobby and full coin operated laundry facilities.

Student Services and Student Life

Confederation offers the following services to students: ACADEMIC SERVICES, [Testing Centre (testing services), Registration Services (services required for the student’s admission to the College), Ombuds Office (student assistance to college-related concerns, complaints or conflicts), Library (books, magazines, electronic resources/subscriptions and computer/internet access), Learning Centre (peer tutoring, assistance and services, and study skills instruction to disabled students), Independent Courses (alternative programs for students with unpredictable schedules and family responsibilities), e-Learning Courses (online courses), Distance Courses (distance learning), Disability Services & Accommodations ("The Learning Centre"), Counseling ( gives advice and guidance on academic issues & concerns of students), Career & Placement Services (Field Placements & Coop Placements), Banner Self Serve Application (students’ class timetables, grades and contact information), and Admissions & Recruitment (admissions process)]; NON-ACADEMIC SERVICES [Public Safety (Campus Walk, campus security, entry permits, parking control, crime prevention, lost & found), Parking (Day permits, parking information), Oshki-Anishnawbeg Student Association (support for Indigenous students), Ombuds Office (students’ help to college-related concerns, complaints or conflicts), International Student Centre (for International students), Health Centre (Health care and counseling for students, staff and visitors), Food Services (Broad variety of food and beverages), Fitness Centre (Facilities and fitness programs for students, staff and general public), Counselling (Personal and career counselling, emergency resources), Computer Services, Children and Family Centre (Early Childhood program lab and child care facility), Career Services (Career advisement & planning), and Bookstore (Books, school supplies, gifts, snacks, etc)]; and the FINANCIAL/EMPLOYMENT SERVICES [Job Connect is a youth employment program, Job Bank External job postings for students and alumni, Financial Aid OSAP applications, student loans, bursaries and scholarships, financial counselling,Career & Placement Services (helps students and graduates in obtaining employment), and Campus Employment Service (CES) (“Earn while you learn” programs for students)].

The Student Union of Confederation College Inc. represents the student government and helps the students of the Confederation College. It was established in 1971 and provides diverse services especially created for the students. These services can include varsity athletics, campus recreation, health plans, student employment, class and club fundraising, Opus Newspaper, SUCCI Saver Discounts, SUCCI Office Services, Food bank, Go Green Campaign, and many others.

Academic Programs

Some of the programs offered by the College are in the areas of Aviation, Business, Community Services, Engineering Technology, General Arts and Science, Health Sciences, Hospitality, Media Arts, Natural Resources, Negahneewin College of Academic and Community Development, Protective Services, and Skilled Trades.

Off-Campus Living

Students who wish to live outside the campus can access the site of Places for Students to find a broad listing of available houses, rooms for rent.

Thunder Bay Information

Thunder Bay is the most populous municipality in Northwestern Ontario, and the second most populous in Northern Ontario after Greater Sudbury. The census metropolitan area of Thunder Bay has a population of over 125,000. The average daily temperatures range from a high of 17.6°C in July and a low of -14.8°C in January.

Thunder Bay's main tourist attraction is Fort William Historical Park, a reconstruction of the North West Company's Fort William fur trade post as it was in 1815. The marina in downtown Port Arthur, an area known as The Heart of the Harbour, draws visitors for its panoramic view of the Sleeping Giant and the presence of various water craft. The marina also includes a lake walk, playground, harbour cruises, a children's museum, and a Chinese/Canadian restaurant. There are several small surface amethyst mines in the area, some of which allow visitors to search for their own crystals.


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