Loyalist College has been awarded a grant intended to help it mitigate poverty and improve health in its communities.
The College received a roughly $2.1 million Mobile grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
The funding will be distributed over five years to establish Loyalist’s Centre for Healthy Communities (CFHC), a new applied research centre focused on tackling problems in health care, social services and community well-being.
College President Mark Kirkpatrick says the centre will be like a centre “without walls” that will support nonprofits and community service groups do many things.
That includes addressing “socioeconomic and health disparities” in our region.
Loyalist College’s main campus is in Belleville, but it has satellite campuses, including one in Bancroft.