October 16, 2017

Belleville, Ontario, October 16, 2017 – The Union representing faculty at Ontario colleges has commenced a legal strike, which began on October 16. Loyalist College will remain open during the strike but no regular daytime classes will be held for post-secondary or apprenticeship programs. Some online courses and Continuing Education classes will continue. Visit for more information.

Loyalist will continue to offer Student Success services, Student Success Mentors, Peer Tutoring, Athletics and Campus Life, Student Life, Career Centre and facilities like labs and study areas. During this time, students are encouraged to catch up on work, complete homework assignments, review material and continue with their textbook readings and research projects. Contingency plans will be in place for students to complete their studies. No Ontario college student has ever lost a year because of a strike. 

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About Loyalist

Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, Loyalist College is a close-knit community where students and their success come first. Loyalist provides personalized attention in small classes, rewarding field placements and superior student services. To prepare students for in-demand careers, Loyalist offers more than 65 full-time programs; apprenticeships; and hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses, as well as opportunities for continuing education through more than 70 university transfer agreements. The College’s wide selection of advanced diplomas, diplomas and certificates aligns with market-driven disciplines including applied sciences, biosciences, building sciences, business and management studies, health sciences, human studies, justice studies, media, arts and design, and skills and technology. In Ontario, the College’s new Digital Media Centre and The Bay of Quinte Skills Centre, which is LEED® Silver certified, are training centres of choice for students, as well as College business and industry partners. The College is a key driver of the social and economic health and prosperity of the area and contributes 5.4 percent to the Gross Regional Product. This represents an overall effect on the regional economy of $530 million annually – based on a 2014 Report by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). For more information on the College’s Belleville and Bancroft campuses and Port Hope location, visit

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Contact: Kerry Lorimer, Director of Marketing, Communications & Recruitment
Loyalist College,, 613-969-1913 ext. 2536