Confederation College Receives $1 Million Gift From the Joyce Family Foundation


December 21, 2022

THUNDER BAY, ON, December 20, 2022 – The Joyce Family Foundation has generously donated $1 million to support financial awards for Confederation College students registered in Nursing, Health and Technology Programs.

The Joyce Family Foundation Bursary will distribute two annual $4,000-5,000 awards to recipients which will be renewed for the duration of their program. This bursary will support those in financial need that have overcome obstacles and adversity.

The funding will be available to students beginning in 2023. Students enrolled in the Practical Nursing, the new Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program, Dental Hygiene, Aerospace Manufacturing Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology and Electrical Engineering Technology programs will be eligible to apply for the funding.

"Confederation College is proud to offer offer in-demand programs that lead to successful careers. The Joyce Family Foundation Bursary will help many students reach their potential," said Kathleen Lynch, President of Confederation College. "This significant donation will help relieve students' financial stress and allow them to focus on their studies."

The Joyce Family Foundation is a private family foundation created by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ronald V. Joyce (1930-2019). Ron is best known as the legendary Canadian behind the success of the Tim Hortons franchise. His strong work ethic and passion for helping young Canadians reflect a deep-rooted sense of responsibility to give back to his community.

Trustee and Board Chair for the Joyce Family Foundation, the Honourable Edward Lumley, commented, "Confederation College is instrumental in preparing new generations of students that will enter the workforce across a vast region in trades, technology and health care. The Board is pleased that the Joyce Family Foundation Bursary will remove financial barriers and even open the door for those that might not have otherwise seen this as a possibility."

The Trustees of The Joyce Family Foundation include Honourable Ed Lumley (Chair), Grant Joyce, Steven Joyce, Mike Harris, Rob MacIsaac, Dr. Sandy McDonald, Michele Thornley, Aileen O'Rafferty (Director Emeritus).

For more information on how to apply for the bursary, contact Financial Aid at (807)-475-6637 or email

Confederation College has been serving the citizens of northwestern Ontario since 1967 meeting the educational needs of students in a catchment area of some 550,000 square kilometres. Along with its main campus in Thunder Bay, Confederation College has seven regional sites located in Dryden, Fort Frances, Greenstone, Kenora, Marathon, Sioux Lookout and Red Lake, as well as a growing Distance Education division.

Confederation College delivers exceptional education and training to an average of 4,800 combined full- and part-time students per year and currently has a total of 600 full- and part-time employees. Confederation's regional economic impact and contribution is valued at $703.3 million annually.


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