Funds support food relief for students experiencing urgent financial need
February 27, 2018 Halifax, NS – Today, Chartwells presented the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Foundation with a cheque for $500,000, with the aim of helping NSCC students in urgent financial need. Chartwells’ support of NSCC’s Urgent Aid Fund – via Make Way – The Campaign for NSCC – was announced this morning at NSCC’s Ivany Campus in Dartmouth.
As a leading foodservice provider on university and college campuses across the country, Chartwells, a sector of Compass Group Canada, understands the importance nutrition plays in the development of minds and bodies. With the funds being distributed over the next five years, on the four campuses where Chartwells is present, the contribution will provide students in need of food relief though access to swipe cards that can be used in Chartwells’ dining halls, or through grocery-store gift cards for use off-campus. This aid will help support them as they continue their NSCC journey.
“Students sometimes find themselves facing unanticipated financial challenges that may affect their ability to remain in school,” says Don Bureaux, NSCC President. “They may have nowhere else to turn. Our Urgent Aid Fund is there to help them address those challenges and get back on track,”
He adds, “We are grateful for this generous support from Chartwells, which will help students continue on their educational journey and contribute positively to their communities.”
“As the foodservice provider at four NSCC campuses, we see firsthand the considerable obstacles faced by some students and we know that with a bit of help, they can overcome these barriers,” says Ashton Sequeira, President, Chartwells. “I am so pleased that our contribution will go toward helping these students continue their studies and realize their dreams.”
Chartwells provides food services at four NSCC campuses: Ivany Campus in Dartmouth, Institute of Technology Campus in Halifax, Kingstec Campus in Kentville, and Truro Campus.
The Urgent Aid program, funded through the NSCC Foundation and administered by the College’s Student Services department at all NSCC locations across Nova Scotia, provides financial and other support to current students who are at risk of leaving their academic program due to challenging events.
About Compass Group Canada
Compass Group Canada is Canada’s leading foodservice and support services provider. With more than 25,000 associates and over $1.9 billion in revenues in 2017, its recipe is simple: great people, great service and great results. Exceptional foodservices and support services are provided to leading sports and leisure venues, executive dining rooms and cafés, schools, universities, seniors’ residences and hospitals, as well as remote camps and off shore oil rigs.
About Make Way – The Campaign for NSCC
Make Way is NSCC’s most ambitious campaign to date, opening doors to education by raising $25 million to help students succeed. Through the generosity of donors, partners and sponsors, we are supporting students through scholarships, bursaries and urgent aid, as well as innovative learning, leading-edge instructional equipment and centres of expertise. Make Way is helping secure a strong future by investing in those who will propel Nova Scotia forward.
About Nova Scotia Community College
NSCC is committed to building Nova Scotia’s economy and quality of life through education and innovation. Serving the province through a network of 13 campuses, the College offers 120+ programs in five academic schools – Access, Business, IT & Creative Industries, Health & Human Services, and Trades & Technology – reflecting labour market needs and opportunities in Nova Scotia. NSCC’s primary goal: student success. In an annual survey of its graduates, the College has found 87% are employed, most in their field of choice, with 92% of those employed living and working in Nova Scotia.