Government Relations

Algonquin College campuses appreciate the ongoing support of local federal, provincial and municipal politicians, support that has helped Algonquin become one of Canada’s leading colleges of applied arts and technology.  The College works diligently, on an ongoing basis, to maintain close relationships with officials at all levels of government.  This relationship allows  students benefit from quality education and services in a technologically advanced learning environment.

Algonquin College operates under the auspices of the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.


Minister of State Ed Holder visits the Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence

August 7, 2014

Minister of State for Science and Technology Ed Holder, along with Ottawa-Orleans MP Royal Galipeau, visited the ACCE building to see the future site of the College’s Construction Research Centre. Photo credit: Patrick Doyle, CP Images

Jason KenneyMinister Jason Kenney speaks at Algonquin College for Polytechnics Canada Policy Conference

May 7, 2014

Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney addresses higher education leaders assembled at Algonquin College for the 2014 Polytechnics Canada Annual Policy Conference.
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Minister Brad Duguid visits Algonquin College President’s Council Town Hall

March 25, 2014

Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities Brad Duguid praises Algonquin during remarks at the opening of Algonquin’s second President’s Council Town Hall.

L-R: Mme Lise Bourgeois, President, La Cité collégiale; Allan Rock, President, University of Ottawa; Jo-Ann Aubut, Dean, Academic Development, Algonquin College; the Honourable Yasir Naqvi, Minister of Labour and MPP for Ottawa Centre; the Honourable Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs and MPP for Ottawa - Vanier

Algonquin College receives $500,000 in Productivity and Innovation Funding

February 7, 2014

Jo-Ann Aubut, Dean, Academic Development, accepts $500,000 in funding on behalf of Algonquin College in support of four innovative proposals, including an expansion of the eText program.

Algonquin College participates in City of Ottawa’s trade mission to China

October 18, 2013

Ernest Mulvey, Director, International Education Centre at Algonquin College, participated in the City of Ottawa’s trade mission to China in October of 2013.

Minister Jason Kenney recognizes Essential Skills Day

September 27, 2013

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister, Employment and Social Development, joined ABC Life Literacy and Algonquin College in celebration of the fourth annual Essential Skills Day.

Minister Bob Chiarelli joins the launch for Women Into Electrical Engineering Technology

September 27, 2013

The Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy, helped Algonquin College and the Leacross Foundation launch the Women Into Electrical Engineering Technology (WEET) program.

Minister Chiarelli participates in Team Ontario in the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Open House

August 17, 2013

The Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy, announced Smart Grid funding for Team Ontario in the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Open House, and wished them well before they headed off to California.

Canada’s Governor General David Johnston visits Pembroke Campus

April 24, 2013

His Excellency David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and Algonquin College Honorary Degree recipient, visited Algonquin College’s Pembroke campus to assist in cleaning up the Pembroke waterfront. In this photo, he speaks with Algonquin College Board of Governors Member Fred Blackstein. Photo via Stephen Uhler of the Pembroke Daily Observer.

Minister John Baird speaks with students

March 21, 2013

The Honourable John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, addressed the International Business Speakers Forum on Monday before a group of 100 students in Algonquin College’s International Business Management Graduate Certificate Program, and students in the three-year Business Administration Program who are majoring in International Business.

Mayor Jim Watson and Minister Bob Chiarelli announce southwest transitway extension

November 1, 2012 

His Worship Mayor Jim Watson and the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Transportation, announced an extension of Ottawa’s southwest transitway.