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Campus Living Centres is pleased to announce Dimple Savla as the new Associate Director, Residence Life & The Student Experience

Dimple comes from York University, where she gained a wealth of experience as a student, a student staff member, and most recently, as a Residence Life Coordinator. Throughout her time at York, Dimple made contributions to the Residence Life program through a variety of projects outside of day-to-day residence management. She was instrumental in the development of the Residence Curriculum, embracing Alf Lizzio’s Senses of Student Success and the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I) Standards, to enhance the first-year student […]

Campus Living Centres Volunteers with the Daily Bread Food Bank

As a part of our community service engagement, developed from our corporate values of Lead, Serve, Engage, Campus Living Centres believes it is important to give back to the communities we serve through our student residence buildings. On Thursday, January 28th, a group of Campus Living Centres’ executives participated in our annual volunteering event at the Daily Bread Food Bank for an afternoon of community service, team-building, and fun. Leading up to the annual volunteering event, Campus Living Centres also held an office food drive, […]

Residence Runs Fire Prevention Events to Raise Awareness

During Fire Prevention week this year (October 4th-10th), the Seneca College Student Residence at the Newnham campus took a proactive approach to educate their residents about fire safety. The residence staff ran multiple events throughout the week to raise awareness about fire safety knowledge and prevention, on and off campus. Through a partnership with the Seneca College School of Fire Protection, the residence organized an outdoor Live Burn of a mock dorm room. 400 residents witnessed first-hand how quickly a fire spreads, and the safety […]

Campus Living Centres Commits to Raising $10,000 on Behalf of the Raising the Roof Toque Campaign

Campus Living Centres is excited to announce the launch of a company-wide philanthropic initiative for the 2015/2016 academic year. As an effort to further uphold our core values of LEAD – SERVE – ENGAGE, we are committed to giving back to the communities whom we serve. With this in mind, we have partnered with Raising the Roof, a Canada-wide charitable organization that works toward providing long-term solutions to homelessness across the country. Through Raising the Roof’s annual Toque Campaign, we have committed to raising $10,000 […]

Algonquin College Residence Staff Recognized For “Making A Difference”

From left to right – Algonquin College (AC) Director of Student Services, Shelly Styles; AC Residence General Manager, Sophie Galvan; AC Residence Services Manager, Nicola From. Algonquin College Student Support Services (SSS) regularly recognizes staff who exemplify the College Core Values through their work, their initiatives, and their efforts in making a difference. During the SSS staff retreat last month, Algonquin College Residence General Manager, Sophie Galvan, and Residence Services Manager, Nicola From, were recognized with awards for “Making A Difference” for their respective roles […]

Lead. Serve. Engage. – Campus Living Centres’ Innovative Approach to Staff Training and Development

As part of our commitment to staff development and engagement, Campus Living Centres (CLC) hosted its 2nd Annual CLC Conference at the Durham College/University of Ontario Institute of Technology campus from June 21st to June 24th, 2015. The Annual Conference is a great opportunity to reintroduce and reinforce the Campus Living Centres’ core values of Lead, Serve, Engage over several days of professional development workshops. This conference had an astounding 64 delegates attend. This year, the conference accepted presentation proposals from staff, and session presenters […]

Campus Living Centres named as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

On March 9th, 2015, Campus Living Centres was announced as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2014. The Best Managed designation is considered a mark of excellence for Canadian owned and managed companies, and Campus Living Centres is proud to be affiliated with a community that recognizes and celebrates Canadian business excellence. “While innovation has long been a priority for Best Managed Companies, this year’s winners are increasingly using innovation as a means to differentiate, identify niche markets and build specialization their customers need”, […]

George Brown College selects Campus Living Centres to operate its first student residence

Rendering of new George Brown College Residence (CNW Group/Campus Living Centres) TORONTO, March 18, 2015 /CNW/ – Campus Living Centres (CLC) is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with George Brown College to operate their new, state-of-the-art, waterfront Residence complex. The facility, which will initially be part of the athlete’s village of the 2015 Toronto Pan and Parapan Am Games, will house more than 500 students when it opens as a George Brown College residence in the Fall of 2016. The addition […]

Campus Living Centres’ Corporate Team Volunteers with Daily Bread Food Bank

Part of the Campus Living Centres’ corporate identity is based on our staff engagement, which includes giving back to the many communities we serve through our student residence buildings. On Thursday, January 8th, 2015, Associate Director of Residence Life, Greg Hum, organized a volunteering event at the Daily Bread Food Bank for the Campus Living Centre corporate team. Leading up to the volunteering event, the corporate team collected 252 pounds of food through an office drive. Campus Living Centres also made a financial contribution to […]

Northern College Residence On Schedule for 2015 Opening

Construction of the new student residence at Northern College’s Haileybury Campus is on target to be completed in August 2015. The new residence being developed is a partnership between Northern College and Campus Living Centres, and will feature 16 apartment-style units, each with four private bedrooms. Each unit will also include a kitchen with an eat-in dining area, a living room, and two bathrooms. The new residence will help address the increasing number of students coming from Southern Ontario, and Northern College President, Fred Gibbons, […]

Confederation College Partners with Campus Living Centres to Develop New Student Village

In an effort to address the critical accommodations shortage in Thunder Bay, Confederation College announced a partnership with Campus Living Centres to develop four new student residence buildings. The new residence project will add 256 total beds to campus, with the first two buildings scheduled to open for the 2015 Fall semester. Each building will house 64 students in fully furnished apartment-style accommodations, with four private bedrooms per unit. Once the project is complete, Campus Living Centres will manage the new residence. Campus Living Centres […]

Algonquin College Takes a Zero Waste Approach to Replacing Old Mattresses in Residence

This past summer, during a meeting in which Algonquin College Student Residence was planning to replace more than 1000 beds, Residence Services Manager, Nicola From, asked a question that would initiate an innovative zero waste project on campus: “Isn’t there an alternative to just dumping 1050 bed sets (or approximately 3000 separate pieces) into a dump site?” Through the leadership of Bryan Boudreau, Algonquin College Facilities Supervisor, and Sherry Stevenson, Area Manager of Public Affairs at Waste Management, 1050 mattresses and 1050 box springs (and […]

2014 Residence Life Staff Training Conference at Algonquin College

Every August, two weeks before residence move-in weekend, Campus Living Centres hosts a Residence Life Staff Training Conference to provide training, development, and workshops for the Residence Life teams. Over the past five years, as we continue to increase the number of our professional Residence Life staff, it has been reflected in our conference attendance which has increased by over 200%. This year, Algonquin College (Ottawa, Ontario) hosted the 2014 Residence Life Staff Training Conference with 240 Campus Living Centres staff. The week-long conference focused […]

Students in Campus Living Centres’ Residences Raise $45,000 for Relay for Life

Over the last few years, Campus Living Centres has partnered with the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life program. Relay for Life is a fun, inspirational 12-hour fundraising event that brings together everyone from the community to celebrate life and to raise funds to help the fight against cancer. This non-competitive event includes a variety of activities including craft projects, live bands and performers, and carnival games. Individuals are placed in teams that raise money to assist the Canadian Cancer Society. During the event, teams […]

Campus Living Centres Strengthens Partnership with Georgian College with the addition of the Barrie campus student residence

Campus Living Centres is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Georgian College Barrie Campus Student Residence Management Services contract. With residence management agreements already in place at the Georgian College Owen Sound and Orillia campuses, Campus Living Centres is delighted to welcome the Barrie campus student residence to our growing portfolio. Dr. Catherine Drea, Georgian College Vice President Student Engagement and University Partnerships, says the decision to explore a third-party operation of the Barrie campus residence was based on a review of the College’s […]

Canadore College Residence Service Learning Trip to Moose Factory, Ontario

Trying out beaver and moose meat, snow shoeing in -45C weather, and listening to the First Nations’ Elders speak of their culture, are a just a few things ten students and one leader from Canadore College participated in on a service trip to Moose Factory, Ontario. Beginning in September, Jessica Charbonneau, Residence Life Coordinator at Canadore College decided to take her passion for service learning to a new level by creating a unique opportunity service learning experience for Canadore College Residence students. The experience began […]

International Students Celebrate the Winter Holidays at Canadore College Residence

For many international students studying in Canada, going home during the winter break isn’t always possible. Canadore College students who remained in residence over the break were treated to a variety of events, introducing them to Canadian holiday traditions and culture. Organized by Canadore College Residence, events included a downtown winter walk, preparing cookies for Santa, a Christmas Day parade, dinner with Canadore College President George Burton, and a New Year’s Eve party. This time of year can be hard for those away from their […]

Campus Living Centres is an Award Winner at the 2013 Seneca College Senecans of Distinction Awards

Campus Living Centres is proud to be named one of the recipients of the Seneca College 2013 Senecans of Distinction Awards. Recipients have included Seneca College alumni, who have excelled in their careers, and community partners, who have made significant social and economic contribution to the Seneca community. Campus Living Centres shares a long history with Seneca College and currently manages the student residences on the King and Newnham campuses. Campus Living Centres is making an ongoing contribution to Seneca students’ education through the Campus […]

Campus Living Centres is announced as the successful proponent of the Algonquin College Student Housing Management and Operations Request for Proposal Competition

Campus Living Centres is pleased to announce the re-acquisition of the Algonquin College Residence Management Contract. Effective May 1, 2013, Campus Living Centres is delighted to be back on the Algonquin College campus and once again be managing and operating the Algonquin College Residence. In August 2012, Campus Living Centres was asked to return to Algonquin College Residence on a short-term management contract after having been absent from the residence operation for less than two years. Algonquin College’s focus on student success and the desire […]

Campus Living Centres is pleased to announce Greg Hum as the new Associate Director, Residence Life

Campus Living Centres is pleased to announce Greg Hum as the new Associate Director, Residence Life. The appointment is effective October 15, 2013. Greg joins Campus Living Centres from the University of Toronto Mississauga with extensive experience that includes undergraduate recruitment, judicial affairs, first-year transitional programming, and residence life. His training in Supplemental Instruction and student development made him critical to the development and implementation of highly successful first-year and upper-year transition programs at UTM. He has completed a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University, […]

Canadore College Enters Next Phase of Student Housing Plan

Canadore College has officially broken ground on a new six-storey, 256 bed, student residence facility, with construction to begin soon after. Working to develop this new residence building with Campus Living Centres, this will be Canadore College’s third apartment complex on campus. The building will very similar to the two existing residences on campus, with each apartment unit offering two private bedrooms, and a shared bathroom, kitchen, and living space. Canadore College Vice-President of Student Services, Shawn Chorney, believes the addition of more bed spaces […]

Georgian College is excited to welcome a new residence community to their Orillia Campus

Georgian College, along with Campus Living Centres, opened two brand new residence buildings this fall on the Georgian College Orillia Campus. Each unit in the building consists of four furnished bedrooms, two bathrooms, in suite laundry, an open concept kitchen, and an spacious living area. Adding a residence, and by extension having students on campus all the time, helps enhance the overall campus community at Georgian College Orillia. Student Council President, Scott Anderson, believes the residence community, “will add a new facet to the student […]

Canadore College President, George Burton, extolls the benefits of public/private partnerships

In a media release to the public on April 18th, 2013, Canadore College President, George Burton, discusses the realities of operating a post-secondary institution in the current economic climate.  Burton said, “We are all feeling the effects of a resource-constrained economy”, but he also believes it presents an opportunity, as he continues, “There is an up-side though…we are all forced to find way to collaborate in order to seize opportunity and come out ahead.” The Ontario Ministry of State (Science and Technology) and Canadore College […]

Campus Living Centres Inc. announces Clarence Chong as the new Senior Manager of Marketing & Sales

Campus Living Centres is pleased to announce Clarence Chong as the new Senior Manager, Marketing & Sales. The appointment of Clarence Chong is effective April 29, 2013. Clarence comes to Campus Living Centres from the University of Manitoba, with a multifaceted background in marketing, recruitment, event management, alumni relations, residence life, and hospitality. Clarence began his career in post-secondary education as a Residence Life Coordinator at the University of Manitoba and most recently, held the position of Coordinator, Marketing and Community Relations in Student Residences. […]

Two new Georgian College student campus residences should be up and ready for the fall

Crews from Campus Living Centre work on the foundation of the second residence at Georgian College’s Orillia campus, while the first building begins to take shape. KRISTEN SMITH – THE PACKET & TIMES ORILLIA – Construction of Georgian College’s Orillia campus residences is ahead of schedule. Following a delay this fall after an at-risk tree species was found on the northeast corner of the Memorial Avenue property, work on two of four 28,000-square-foot buildings is not only back on track, but moving along more quickly than […]

Students Find their Home Away from Home at Canadore College

Canadore’s new apartment-style residence was filled to capacity when it opened its doors to students this fall. Construction of the six story, 200 bed residence was completed at the end of August to prepare for new and returning students to move-in. Each of the new self-contained apartments consists of two spacious private bedrooms equipped with a double bed, high speed internet and a flat screen television with cable. All 100 units are air-conditioned with a shared living space and kitchen with granite countertops. “Partnering with […]

Campus Living Centres Inc. announces Joe Danis as the new Associate Vice President of Operations

Toronto, ON – Campus Living Centres Inc. is pleased to announce Joe Danis as the new Associate Vice President, Operations.   The appointment of Joe Danis is effective August 7, 2012.  Joe Danis joins Campus Living Centres Inc. from the University of Manitoba where he has been the Director of Student Housing since 2004.  At the University of Manitoba, Joe’s ability to balance the importance of business operations and residence life transformed the student housing operation into an innovative, dynamic, and high performance unit. He was […]

Enhancing the Student Housing Experience

Every year, students are demanding more of their student housing experience… is your institution keeping up with the rapidly changing landscape? Ethical, research-based approaches and positive outcomes worth opening your mind to. Our students are changing and the social, political and economic landscape of student housing are also changing at a rapid pace – but that doesn’t mean the student experience will suffer. In fact, we believe, as a private company acting on behalf of our client institutions, we are improving student success. Consider this: […]

Cambrian College Sells Residence to Campus Living Centres

by Jacob Touchette Shield Staff » Read the article HERE. Cambrian College’s Board of Governors has approved the sale of the Barrydowne Campus residences for $24 million. The decision came at a meeting on Jan. 26. The sale is to be made to Campus Living Centres, a company who finances, designs and manages student housing in Canada. The deal also includes approximately seven acres of undeveloped land on the north side of the Barrydowne campus, just south of NORCAT. Campus Living Centres is proposing to build […]

How we can make a difference for ON CAMPUS student housing operation.

We believe that our residence operations & the student experience can be better than what they are today. We know the following trends are having an adverse impact on the vast majority of residence operations in Canada: tighter budgets and reduced government funding, aging infrastructure, significant debt loads, and ever- increasing student and parental expectations. We understand that you need to do more with less… More programming, more support, more maintenance, more renovations, more wages, more benefits Less funding, lower debt loads, less staff

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Spare the Lecture: Students Click to Learn about Safer Drinking

Wednesday January 11, 2012 Campus Living Centres’ “Check Your Drinking: Residence Life” provides college and university residence students with anonymous, non-judgmental feedback. Prior to the start of this academic year, Campus Living Centres, the largest owner and operator of student housing in Canada, launched a specialized online tool to help residence students make better decisions about their drinking. Those 24 and under have nearly three times the rate of heavy frequent drinking compared to those 25 and over. Heavy drinking results in serious health consequences […]

New Canadore Residence Breaking Ground

July 4, 2011 Construction of Canadore College’s new 200 bed residence is set to begin this week. The ground at the College’s lower field will be overturned to begin building the complex that will resemble the existing apartment residence. Canadore is partnering with Campus Living Centres, Canada’s largest owner and manager of student housing, to build the new six-floor, 100-unit, building to meet the expanding needs of the College’s domestic and international students. Apartments will consist of two private bedrooms, as well as shared […]

Loyalist College Expands Student Housing Capacity Through Partnership with Campus Living Centres

February 14, 2011 Campus Living Centres is pleased to announce the opening of phase 1 of its 104 bed development at Loyalist College. Prior to finalizing the deal with Campus Living Centres, the College provided residence space for 476 students. These additional beds will cater to upper year students, and will give students the opportunity to live on-campus until graduation. Campus Development Corp is the owner of these buildings that are constructed on College owned land. The units are completely self contained 4-bedroom townhouses, located […]

Cambrian College Announces Partnership with Campus Living Centres

May 12, 2010 Cambrian College President Sylvia Barnard announces details of a new initiative aimed at enhancing the student life experience for on-campus residents. Starting in June 2010, Campus Living Centres of Canada – a residence management company specializing in developing dynamic, integrated living experiences for college and university students – will assume the management of Cambrian College’s residence properties. Campus Living Centres has a lengthy track record of providing excellent customer service in the post secondary environment. They will be working with Cambrian staff […]

Campus Living Centres Continues to Expand

Campus Living Centres entered into long term management agreements with Collège Boréal, Confederation College and Canadore College in 2011, and completed construction on new residence developments at Georgian College, (Owen Sound campus), and Loyalist College in Belleville. In addition to assuming the management of Canadore’s residences, construction is underway on a new six-storey, 200-bed residence that Campus Living Centres will also own and manage on-campus. This is indeed an exciting time for Campus Living Centres, as we have a solid customer base and strong testimonials […]

Seneca College Announces Long-Term Extension of Residence Management Agreement with Campus Living Centres

November 19, 2009 Campus Living Centres is pleased to announce the extension of the current residence management agreement with Seneca College through 2019. CLC has managed the residences at Seneca’s Newnham and King Campuses since 1998, with the current number of residents at both properties exceeding 1200 students. Both Seneca and CLC have worked hard to ensure that the student’s needs in residence are met, and at the same time providing a positive financial return to the College. According to Jim Hutton, Director of Ancillary […]