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Start Your Early Childhood Education Career With Our HyFlex Approach
Posted May 13, 2022

Start your career this fall using our HyFlex approach – study online or in the classroom!

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador recently announced the need to train 700 new Early Childhood Educators. Thanks to government grants, Level II ECEs can expect to earn wages that reflect their important work – approximately $25-$26/hour.

Learn more about Academy Canada’s Early Childhood Educator programs below:

Early Childhood Education (One Year)

Early Childhood Education (Two Year Bridging)

Read the recent government announcement here.


Harding Road Campus – Convocations 2020, 2021, and 2022
Posted July 31, 2022

On July 12, 2022, the Students and Staff from the Harding Road campus attended Academy Canada’s Convocation Ceremony. This is the first ceremony since the COVID-19 pandemic so it was a very exciting day. We had 124 graduates from 2019-2020, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 attend.

Ms. Suzanne Jordan, Campus Coordinator, began with the opening remarks and introduced a couple of speakers including Lisa Lovelady, Vice President Academic and Chief Operating Officer to bring greetings from the Board or Directors and Mr. Ken Follett, graduate guest speaker from the Welder program and who is now an instructor with us.

Thank you both for your inspiring and motivating words.

President’s Award

The President’s Award is Academy Canada’s highest honour awarded to one student from each graduating year who reflects the ideals we strive to instil in our graduates including leadership, professionalism, positive attitude, good overall average and a willingness to participate in school activities.

Staff members provide recommendations to Academy Canada’s president, Mr. Mike Barrett, who selects a recipient. A difficult decision to make as several students were deserving of this award.

Ms. Suzanne Jordan presented these awards to the following students:

2020 – Paul Rogers – Cook

2021 – Camryn Smith – Construction/Industrial Electrician

2022 – Kenneth Dove – Automotive Service Technician

Congratulations to our recipients.

Program Award Winners

CONVOCATION 2020-2022 PROGRAM WINNERS
Program 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Animal Grooming Professional Jennifer Stacey Julianna Stockley Kirbie Butler
Automotive Service Technician
Justin Ingram Memorial Award
Keron Samuda Justin Burton Adil Rachdi
Carpenter Matthew Pilgrim Ed Janes Shania Sutton
Construction/Industrial Electrician
(Mike Purdy Memorial Award)
Keith Hanrahan Raymond Power Chad Garberg
Cook Paul Rodgers Jonathan Johnson Brian White
Greenhouse Production N/A Travis Wiseman Cody Winsor
Natural Resources Derek Pink Max Powell Morgan Walsh
Occupational Health and Safety Luke Howell Maria Lewis Mason Ford
Plumber Chris Butt Trevor Whittle Jason Cody
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic N/A N/A Alex Brushett
Sheet Metal Worker N/A N/A Krisha Penney
Steamfitter/Pipefitter Gary Coady Nicholas Barnes N/A
Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist Kelsey Ryan Sawyer Fifield Kiley Short
Welder CHris McCarthy Stephanie Courage Michael Flynn

Following the program awards, Ms. Karen Silver, the Graduate Employment Coordinator, presented diplomas to our graduating students.

Graham Blundon Outstanding Instructor Awards

Ms. Anita Morgan and Ms. Suzanne Jordan presented the Graham Blundon Outstanding Instructor award.

This award is presented in memory of Graham Blundon – a great friend, teacher, mentor and supporter of Academy Canada. It recognizes the exceptional commitment of the instructors who strive to ensure the success of their students.

This is awarded to an instructor exemplifying leadership, compassion, student and school involvement and extra- curricular commitment.

The Recipient’s of the Graham Blundon Outstanding Instructor Award are;

2019-2020 – Robert Stanley – Academic course Instructor

2020-2021 – Devin Keats – Construction/Industrial Electrician Instructor

2021-2022 – Ken Follett – Welding Instructor

Congratulations to our 2022, 2021 and 2022 graduates. You did it! We are so proud of each and everyone of you.


Looking for a roommate? Are you a Landlord looking for tenants?
Posted August 2, 2022

Are you looking for a roommate in the St. John’s or Corner Brook areas?

Or are you a landlord or property manager looking for tenants?

We have students looking for places to live while they go to school, and we want to connect them with you!

Contact us at info@academycanada.com or call 1-800-561-8000, and please share this post!


Harding Road Campus Carpenter Students Build Kennel for RNC’s K-9 Unit
Posted August 11, 2022

Our St. John’s Campus Carpenter class recently had the opportunity to get involved with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) to build a kennel for an adorable new K9 joining the force!

PSD Avalon was even there to approve the new house for the new recruit.

Great job to everyone involved!

Constable Jody Ryan with Carpenter instructor, Christopher Frampton, and student Ephraim Kojak built a kennel for the RNC’s K-9 Unit at our Harding Road Campus’ Carpentry Shop.


Harding Road Campus “July 2022 Student of the Month” – Brittany S.
Posted August 8, 2022

Harding Road Campus “Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist Student”, Brittany S., is their “Student of the Month” for July 2022.

Brittany’s instructor says she “has great attendance and is there for any student that needs help. She is what every teacher would want in a student.”

Terrific job, Brittany!! Well done!

PS – we love the “coffee, scrubs and rubber gloves” sweater!


New Bursaries Up To $10,000 for Eligible Early Childhood Education Students
Posted July 12, 2022, Updated July 20, 2022

In July 2021, the federal and provincial governments made the historic announcement that $10 a day childcare will be coming to Newfoundland and Labrador by 2023.

With this announcement came the announcement of 6,000 new daycare spaces, leading to a significant need for trained Early Childhood Educators.

On July 12, 2022, the government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced new, non-repayable grants of up to $10,000 for students of approved ECE Certificate or Diploma program such as those offered at Academy Canada.

Academy Canada also offers $1,000 bursaries to eligible Early Childhood Education students. Learn more about the program here: https://www.academycanada.com/faculty-of-health-and-personal-care/early-childhood-education/.

Our programs can be done in person in Corner Brook and St. John’s OR online. Contact us today if you’d like to join this rewarding career and make a difference to our province’s future.

Source: https://www.gov.nl.ca/releases/2021/exec/0728n08/.


Office To Advance Women’s Apprentices – Trades and Technology Scholarship
Posted July 15, 2022

Women in Resource Development Corporation (WRDC), in partnership with Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (NL Hydro), will be awarding scholarships of $1,500 to six female and gender diverse students entering their first year of a skilled trade or technology program.

The Trades and Technology Scholarships were designed to help with the financial challenges full-time students can face during their first-year studies in trades and technology programs.

Learn more and apply here –> https://wrdc.ca/scholarships/2022-nl-hydro-scholarship-application/.


“Western Health Long Term Care” Residents Return To Corner Brook Campus
Posted July 19, 2022

on July 19, 2022, Western Health’s Long Term Care residents and staff returned to the Corner Brook Campus’ “Student Esthetics Salon” for relaxing manicures, pedicures, and other spa services!

Treating the residents to a spa day is always such a fun experience for our students.

If you’re interested in booking in for a service with the students while they learn, give the campus a call at (709) 637-2100!

Western Health “Long Term Care” tenants were treated to pedicure, manicure, and other spa services from Corner Brook Campus’ “Esthetics and Spa Management with Electrolysis” students.


Kenmount Road Campus “Student of the Month” – Lacey D.
Posted July 12, 2022

Sending congratulations to the July “Student of the Month” for the Kenmount Road Campus, Lacey!

Lacey is a student of our Massage Therapy program. Check out what what Lacey’s instructor has to say about her, and check out the photo of her in action!

From her instructor: “Lacey is an absolute pleasure to have in the classroom. She shows genuine interest and compassion when working with her clients and is very reliable in the clinical environment. She is always professional and respectful with her clients, as well as her instructors and classmates. In addition to all of this, we can always count on Lacey to bring laughter and joy to each and every day! As Lacey is now in her final month of the Massage Therapy program, I am proud to nominate her as Student of the Month!”

Wonderful job, Lacey! Keep up the great work inside and outside the classroom.

Best wishes on your upcoming entrance to your career!


Harding Road Campus “June 2022 Student of the Month” – Brian W.
Posted July 12, 2022

Brian W. is Harding Road Campus “Student of the Month for June 2022.

Brian is student in our Cook program, and is excelling in his academics, displays a strong work ethic, and continuously brings a positive attitude to the classroom!

Great job Brian, keep up the good work!


Cook Students Prepare Meals for “Blind Date with the Star”
Posted June 23, 2022

One of our favourite partnerships is with Learning Disabilities Association of Newfoundland and Labrador and their “Blind Date with a Star” fundraiser!

A great night for a great cause.

This year, our Cook students, Noah S. and Ashley V., joined Academy Canada’s Chef, Bernie Ann Ezekiel, to prepare the following amazing meal for the guests:

Butternut Squash Soup with Caramelized Apples.

Seared Duck Breast with Portobello Mushroom Risotto, Asparagus, and Partrideberry Molasses.

Vanilla bean and lavender crème brulee with orange-hazelnut tea cakes.

Noah S. and Ashley V. along with Bernie Ann Ezekiel, prepared delicious meals during Learning Disabilities Association of Newfoundland and Labrador’s “Blind Date with a Star”.


Massage Therapist Graduate Wins $1,000 Scholarship
Posted June 20, 2022

Congratulations to Meaghan Mellis, the winner of a $1,000 scholarship from Massage Addict!

Meaghan recently graduated from our Massage Therapy program with honours and has written her licensing exams to become a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT).

Way to go, Meaghan!

Massage Therapist graduate, Meaghan Mellis, proudly shows her $1,000 scholarship cheque.

Academy Canada and Massage Addict present Meaghan with a $1,000 scholarship.


Corner Brook Campus Esthetics Students Provide Medicures and Pedicures To Western Health Staff and Residents
Posted June 16, 2022

Recreation staff at Western Long Term Care and Corner Brook Campus’ Esthetics program treated residents with manicures and pedicures.

The Nail Technician students were delighted to practice their manicure and pedicure skills on the ladies

Western Health thanks our Corner Brook Campus Esthetics program for putting together this beautiful experience for our residents.

Corner Brook Campus Esthetics students provide medicure and pedicure services to Western Long Term Care residents and staff.

A proud Western Long Term Care resident shows an Esthetics student’s finished work. Well done!!!


Corner Brook Campus Launches New Welding Program
Posted June 13, 2022

Corner Brook Campus is launching a new program with a completely free paid work term to get people into the Welding Trade.

The project is federally funded and provincial Apprenticeship and Trades certification division recognized.

The aim of this new Welding program is to target specific demographics to get into the Welding trade, including newcomers, older workers, unemployed youths, women, indigenous peoples, and persons with disabilities.

Chief Operating Officer, Lisa Lovelady, explains why a program like this is needed to meet demand in the west coast. Unless people are enrolled in programs to get the experience, it will put more pressure on the economy and hurt it. The only thing that can help is to get boots on the ground.

Our unique Welding program starts on June 27.   Applications are open to everyone.

Source: VOCM “Academy Canada Corner Brook Launches New Welding Program”, https://vocm.com/2022/06/12/academy-canada-corner-brook-welding/.


St. John’s Campuses – Convocation 2022
Posted June 6, 2022

Good news for Academy Canada students, graduation ceremonies are back.

Academy Canada can’t wait to celebrate the accomplishments of the classes of 2019-2020, 2020-2021, and 2021-2022 with in-person convocation ceremonies! We are so proud of you all for achieving your goals and look forward to seeing you there.

Please see below for convocation dates. Please note that all graduating students who plan to attend their ceremony must complete the application to graduate that has been e-mail sent.

Please ensure all sections of the application form are complete, including gown sizing, number of tickets requested, etc.

If you are a graduating student and have questions or need assistance with the application form please contact your campus administration.

Harding Road Campus

Ceremony Date and Time: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Location: St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre
Application Deadline: June 24, 2022
Valedictorian Application Deadline: June 13, 2022

Kenmount Road Campus

Ceremony Date and Time: July 26, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Location: St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre
Application Deadline: June 24, 2022
Valedictorian Application Deadline: June 24, 2022
“Instructor of the Year” Nomination Deadline: June 17, 2022

Corner Brook Campus will hold their convocation ceremony on Friday, October 21, 2022 and more details will be shared with students soon.


Kenmount Road Campus – June 2022 Student of the Month” Ann N.
Posted June 7, 2022

Congratulations to the June Student of the Month for our Kenmount Road Campus, Ann N!

Ann is a Multimedia Graphic Design student.

Her instructor, Kyle McDavid, describes them as “hard-working, creative, and a pleasure to have in class.

They are thriving in the Mulitmedia Graphic Design program!”

Wonderful job, Ann!


Harding Road Campus – May 2022 Student of the Month” John K.
Posted June 7, 2022

John is a student of Harding Road Campus’ Automotive Service Technician program.

His instructor says John deserves student of the month for going extremely above and beyond to not only help other students but staff.

John has showed an enormous amount of dedication to the program and his studies for his future career!

Great job John, keep up the wonderful work!


Corner Brook Campus – May 2022 Student of the Month” Arlene D.
Posted June 7, 2022

Congratulations to the Student of the Month for May for our Corner Brook campus, Arlene D!

Arlene is a student of our ABE program. Read her nomination here:

“Arlene had perfect attendance for the month and completed 4 credits. She’s active in creating classroom culture and takes her learning seriously…Arlene engages with other students constantly, but is never disruptive….She’s been out of school for a number of years and has come to ABE to meet her future goals of entering the MDR program.”

Well done Arlene!


“Esthetics and Spa Management” Student Assist With Makeup Duties for Theatre CBS’ “The Hollow”
Posted June 6, 2022

Academy Canada congratulates Theatre CBS on a very successful production of The Hollow from June 3 – 5!

Our “Esthetics and Spa Management” students and instructor had the opportunity to do makeup for this production and had a great time!

“Esthetics and Spa Management” students assisted with make up for “The Hollow”. Photo Credit: Theatre CBS


“Dress for May 2-4”
Posted May 17, 2022

Harding Road staff and students!

Don’t forget that we are having a “dress for May 2-4” day this Friday, May 20, to have some fun before the “May 2-4 Weekend”.

Wear your best plaid, camo or rubber boots and be entered into a gift card draw.

Our Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist students won’t be on campus on Friday so they participated today – great job everyone!

Also pictured are some pups that were in the classroom for practicals – smiley “Rupert the Rottweiler” and “Webber the Poodle”


Thank You “Diversity NL” and “Canadian Mental Health Association”
Posted May 13, 2022

While our students had the day off, our St. John’s faculty and staff had fantastic Professional Development sessions today!

Thank you to our terrific guest speakers Stephanie Howlett from Diversity NL and Grant Fitzpatrick from Canadian Mental Health Association NL!

During these sessions the speakers talked about the importance of using gender inclusive language, and supporting individuals with mental health challenges in the classroom.

Our teams also participated in St. John’s Status of Women Council/Women’s Centre’s online course “Empowering Them” today and learned about the impact of gender-based violence.

To learn more about Diversity NL, visit them at https://diversitynl.com/.

To learn more about CMHA, visit them at https://cmha.ca/.

To learn more about SJWC’s FREE course Empowering Them, visit them at https://sjwomenscentre.thinkific.com/courses/empowering-them.


Kenmount Road Campus “May 2022 Student of the Month” – Ana S. A.
Posted May 12, 2022

Ana moved from the Philippines to Canada 10 years ago. Her instructor described her as a hard working, diligent, and respectful student with integrity and positive energy.

Congratulations Ana!!


Harding Road Campus Students Volunteer During “McHappy Day” Coffee Break
Posted May 12, 2022


Harding Road Campus “Student of the Month” April 2022 – Chloe H.
Posted May 11, 2022

Congratulations to Chloe H., Harding Road Campus’ “Student of the Month” for April!

Her instructor says that she is confident, eager and has a strong work ethic.

Great job Chloe!


“Supply Chain and Logistics” Program Coming To Corner Brook Campus This January
Posted Septmeber 16, 2021

We are very pleased to announce the newest program coming to our Corner Brook campus this January: Supply Chain and Logistics!

Today’s global market requires capable, well-rounded employees who can multi-task to meet a variety of challenges. The Supply Chain and Logistics (+Internship) program provides students with a well-rounded exposure to the international supply chain and the skills needed to be successful in the industry.


Academy Canada Pleased To Announce Therapeutic Recreation Articulation Agreement with University of Lethbridge
Posted Septmeber 10, 2021

Academy Canada are thrilled to announce that we have signed an Articulation Agreement with University of Lethbridge (ULethbridge) to make our Therapeutic Recreation graduates eligible to apply for admission into the third year of the Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation program.

University of Lethbridge’s Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation will prepare graduates to become certified therapeutic recreation specialists (CTRS). The program is the first of its kind in Alberta and one of only eight degree programs leading to therapeutic recreation certification in Canada.

Surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, ULethbridge is consistently one of Canada’s top-ranked universities and leading research institutions. With more than 8,900 students from nearly 100 countries, ULethbridge is large enough to deliver world-class teaching and research, yet small enough to provide a personalized student experience. https://www.ulethbridge.ca/future-student


Multimedia Graphic Design Student Wins Pinnacle Award
Posted June 24, 2021

Multimedia Graphic Design student, Tony Kennedy, has won the “Student Pinnacle Award of Excellence” for Graphic Design for his project, “Pixel Parlour”.

The annual International Association of Business Communicators  (IABC) Newfoundland and Labrador “Pinnacle Awards” recognize excellence in the communications field.

For more than 30 years, the IABC, Newfoundland and Labrador chapter, is the collective voice for communications professionals throughout the province.

To learn about about the IABC Newfoundland and Labrador “Pinnacle Awards”, visit their website’s “Pinnacle Awards” page at https://iabcnl.com/iabc-awards/

Multimedia Graphic Design student, Tony Kennedy, proudly displays his Pinnacle Award.


Massage Addict Partners With Academy Canada and Eastern Academy Offering Scholarships To Massage Therapy Students in Newfoundland and Labrador
Posted June 16, 2021

Massage Therapy is a major growth industry, with more than 10,000 Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) across Canada1, and with more Canadians than ever looking to actively and proactively manage their personal health and wellbeing. According to the Fraser Institute, 25 per cent more Canadians have tried Massage Therapy for their routine healthcare needs over the past decade, as a way to address back or neck issues, pain management, muscle tension and more.

With this increased interest in Massage Therapy support, Massage Addict, Canada’s premier provider of therapeutic services,recognized the demand for Registered Massage Therapists and, starting this year, will support Massage Therapy students at Academy Canada and Eastern Academy in Newfoundland and Labrador. Massage Addict will fund two $1000 entrance scholarships as well as two $1000 graduate scholarships per institution. A $5000 Tuition Reimbursement Program for one student in the province will also be funded. This is a total of $13,000 annually. “We are excited to be partnering with both Academy Canada and Eastern Academy on initiatives to help people realize their dreams of becoming Registered Massage Therapists,” says Fraser Clarke, CEO at Massage Addict. “As more and more Canadians add Massage Therapy to their regular wellness routines, the demand for Registered Massage Therapists will only increase.”

Academy Canada and Eastern Academy, Newfoundland and Labrador’s leading massage therapy schools, are excited about this new partnership and the opportunities it will bring. “Academy Canada is thrilled about the support Massage Addict is providing to our students at both the St. John’s and Corner Brook campuses,” says Anita Morgan, Regional Director at Academy Canada. “We greatly appreciate Massage Addict’s generosity.” Deborah Guest, Campus Director at Eastern Academy,echoes this sentiment: “Eastern Academy is proud to help future Registered Massage Therapists train to join this amazing field. Connecting graduates to rewarding employment is top priority for each and every student who walks through our doors. Thank you to Massage Addict for the support.”

About Massage Addict

Massage Addict is the premier provider of massage therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, and reflexology in Canada. Since 2008, the Canadian owned-and-operated health care company has offered high-quality therapeutic treatments, currently helping over 60,000Canadians per month. Massage Addict has over 1,500 practicing therapists and recruits only the highest caliber of Registered Massage Therapists, Licensed Chiropractors, Registered Acupuncturists and Certified Reflexologists. Massage Addict offers a range of therapeutic services to help clients manage pain, stress, anxiety, injuries and muscle tension, as well as to increase energy levels and enhance general health. Massage Addict is a proud partner of The Arthritis Society. http://www.MassageAddict.ca

1 https://www.massagetherapycanada.com/report-on-research-1244/#:~:text=There%20are%20an%20estimated%2010%2C000,for%20its%20massage%20therapy%20practitione

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