Algonquin College is on track to open a new $44.9 million building next spring in Ottawa that will include an institute for Indigenous entrepreneurship, the first of its kind in an Ontario college.
The federal government is contributing $21.9 million and the Ontario government $2.9 million towards the Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Centre and Institute for Indigenous Entrepreneurship.
The project will feature facilities for testing and development, simulations, competitions, collaborative project development, as well as entrepreneurial support in the growing field of cyber security. The institute will be designed in consultation with Indigenous communities and be based on Indigenous business principles.
Ron McLester, Algonquin College’s Executive Director of Indigenous initiatives (Photo: Algonquin College)