Northern College, SLC expand student housing options

Two Ontario colleges have recently taken steps to improve student access to housing. Northern College has purchased an apartment complex in Kirkland Lake that it will renovate into a student residence with 13 rental units. One of the units will meet barrier free accessibility requirements to accommodate students with accessibility needs. “The ability for students to locate affordable accommodations is continuing to play a role in their decision to pursue post-secondary education,” said Northern College Acting President Mitch Dumas. The Recorder reports that St Lawrence College has partnered with SpacesShared in order to pair students looking for affordable accommodations with older adults in the Kingston region. SLC plans to expand the program to Brockville and Cornwall in the future.

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