Staff News - Communique

(Nov 17, 2014) -

Today is day five of the Employee Engagement Survey, a conversation about who we are, what we do, what we value and how we can work together to improve our organization. This is a chance for everyone at Confederation College to raise their voice and have their say. 

So far we have achieved 52% participation rate (442 people).  Let's keep it going so we can hit our goal of 80%.  In recognition of how busy we all are, the survey has been EXTENDED to Monday, November 24 at 11:59 p.m.  So take the weekend or Monday to get your responses in.  Together we can reach both milestones. 

Employee Survey Nov 19

Still need to complete the survey? Look for an e-mail from President Jim Madder, inviting you to participate...

(Nov 16, 2014) -

The Employee Engagement Working Group has been meeting for quite some time to ensure your Employee Engagement Survey is a pleasant and valuable experience.  As Chair of the working group, I wanted to take the time to introduce each of our members as well as thank them for all of their hard work.  They have been involved at every step along the way and know everything there is to know about our Employee Engagement survey.  If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, please do not hesitate to contact any member of our team.

On behalf of the Employee Engagement Working Group, I would like to pass along our sentiments regarding the Employee Engagement Survey taking place this week.  We fully support and endorse this survey and wholeheartedly verify that it is 100% anonymous and confidential.  We are proud to be a part of shaping the future of Confederation College and we hope you will take the time to do the same by completing the survey before Friday.  Meet the team...

(Nov 24, 2014) -

The College Rec Association is having a Christmas Dinner & Social in the Slovak Legion Atrium on Friday, December 5. 

Cocktails begin at 6PM and dinner starts at 6:30PM. Your ticket includes a buffet dinner and entertainment! 

Member tickets are $15 and non members/guests are $25.

(Nov 24, 2014, Thunder Bay) -

Tickets are still available for Thursday's Spaghetti Dinner in Support of the CICE Program and the United Way.  It promises to be a truly special evening.  The incomparable Brian Campbell is coming back to MC the Event and Chef Tony Sgambelluri and the Sodexo team have an excellent meal planned.  Students from the program are performing and a few of the student's parents will be speaking. There will also be many wonderful prizes available to be won.  Another wonderful feature of this event will be the return of several retirees who have purchased tickets.  Get your tickets from the staff in the CICE program, the Hub, Student Success or SUCCI.  If you are participating (or even if you're not) please consider bringing a non-perishable item that day and help the CICE students build a mountain of food to donate to Stock the Bank.  If you are interested in joining President Madder as a Celebrity Server please contact Rose Hankkio of the CICE Program.  

The Community Integration Through Cooperative Education program has...

(Nov 22, 2014) -

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Did you know that November is Diabetes Awareness Month?
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(Nov 21, 2014) -

This morning, we kicked off the STOCK THE BANK/COLLEGE/UNITED WAY campaign at our 6th annual Breakfast by Donation.  Thank you to everyone who came out to help, to support and to enjoy the fellowship of the holiday season.  Thanks to your generosity we raised over $800 and many non-perishables for the college emergency student foodbank.

(Nov 21, 2014) -

Yesterday, Computer Services notified the College community with regards to a technical issue whereby webforms on the College's website were not able to send e-mails.

As of Friday (Nov.

(Nov 20, 2014) -

Did you know?

  • This year over 300 students received in program awards totaling $125,000 but there are still many more that require financial support?
  • That over 200 students accessed the Emergency Food Bank last year?
  • That United Way supports 64 programs and services that are offered through 29 local agencies?



(Nov 20, 2014) -

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for the College Operation Red Nose team, there is still time to sign up. You don't need to have a full team to register, you can volunteer as a single and we would be happy to place you on a team.

(Nov 20, 2014) -

This Holiday Season, SUCCI has once again organized our annual “Stock the Bank” Challenge. Here is your department’s opportunity to shine! Compete against others at Confederation to see who is truly the most generous.

Ways to Donate:

  1. Cash ($1= 1 point)
  2. Non-Perishable Food Items (1 item = 1 point or items from our NEED LIST = 5 points), 
  3. Bread & Butter Voluntary Wage Donation ... (1 hour wage donation = 50 points [donation period closes Nov. 28]),
  4. Festive Faculty 5 Challenge ...
  5. and the United Way Campaign and specifying Student Foodbank (United Way Donation to Foodbank = 50 points) (see your Team Captain, or the Advancement Office (Jennifer Oja) for the United Way form).

More Info: 

Campaign History ...