Humber Orangeville is a small campus community, where you will find a cohesive and collegial student environment....
It always amazes me, no matter what effort you put into publicizing a specific activity, some people are just too busy to take note of it.
I guess that same notion could be applied to education. At the Humber Orangeville Campus our students have been the ones who have taken the lead in ensuring their commitments to the community is just as strong as it is to their education.
There are many examples in our very short history where our students have initiated and or participated in activities that have truly benefited the community.
Some of these examples include the Humber Orangeville Campus Volunteer Search and Rescue Association. Formed in 2009 and open to the general public, this volunteer group of students including some members of the community have completed specific OSARVA training in order to provide assistance and on-call response to the local and regional police forces in the event of a missing person. In two most recent cases locally, our trained students have been prepared to be called into action. In one situation it was the chair of the local group who reported and found a missing person, and in the second the local chapter pulled together trained volunteers in a matter of minutes upon the call from the local police force.
Students from the Orangeville Police Foundations program participate every October in the large scale County of Dufferin Emergency preparedness exercise. First year PF students are deployed to numerous locations in Dufferin County to act as victims or support staff in the mock disaster exercise.
Our ECE - Early Childhood Education students in Orangeville annually raise awareness and financial support with their Go Purple campaign. This annual event has raised thousands of dollars through a huge Bake Sale and other activities all in order to address Child Abuse at the local and national level. The Orangeville Campus ECE students continue to raise the bar by collecting more money than their colleagues at Humber's larger campuses. Well done!!!
For some, these examples of community good-will may seem new, but since the Humber Orangeville Campus began full-time programming in the fall 2007, our students have been the key people behind so many of these wonderful gestures that fall below the radar, but have had a tremendous impact in our community.
You can check out our campus setting and determine if this is the location you want to be part of. It truly is a very special place with students and staff who are committed to academic excellence and tremendous community advocacy.
Joe Andrews - Director, Humber Orangeville Campus.
Tel: 1-877-675-3111, ext. 5904 or