December 7, 2020, Toronto, ON - Concert Properties Ltd. and their supporting partners have made a donation of $100,000 to help George Brown College Centre of Construction and Engineering students dealing with challenges to their education brought on by COVID-19. Already a long-time supporter of George Brown College, Concert Properties has directed the pledge, which exceeded last year’s pledge amount, to its pre-existing Concert Properties and Partners Endowment, supplementing funding for scholarships at the Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies (CCET) to support students who are registered full time in their first, second or third year of study. The Concert Properties and Partners Award has facilitated the distribution of over 90 scholarships to George Brown College trades students.
Brian McCauley, President & Chief Executive Officer of Concert Properties Ltd is passionate about Concert’s commitment to trades training. “Despite not being able to host our annual golf tournament to raise funds for the endowment, Concert and our supporters were determined to provide financial assistance to George Brown College students impacted by the pandemic. Together we are pleased to be able to provide these much-needed funds to prepare trades students for the careers they have dreamt of as they move towards rewarding careers in our industry, helping to ensure the long-term supply of skilled trades labour in the province.”
Anne Sado, President of George Brown College, said, “Concert Properties Ltd. continues to lead by action, showing through this pledge its unflagging commitment to George Brown students and the construction sector. We at George Brown College are indeed fortunate have such a strong partnership with Concert Properties Ltd.”
Dr. Adel Esayed, Dean of the Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies, said, “Through this gift, Concert Properties’ support for the students of the Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies will go a long way to mitigating some of the tangible negative effects of the pandemic our students face. Concert Properties Ltd. is to be commended for its generosity and thought-leadership in this regard.”
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About George Brown College
Founded in 1967, George Brown College (GBC) proudly serves a diverse community of over 31,000 full and part-time students along with approximately 65,000 continuing education registrants. With three campuses situated in downtown Toronto, our students have the opportunity to learn in the heart of Canada’s largest and most vibrant commercial center.
George Brown College is committed to creating an inclusive and supportive educational environment. We take immense pride in our state of the art, modern learning facilities that reflect the College’s vision to set the bar for all colleges and to be a key resource in shaping Toronto’s future. We are proud to offer a wide range of diplomas, degrees, certificates and apprenticeships that are at the forefront of the education sector as well as meeting the evolving needs of our students and their future employers.
About the George Brown College Foundation
The George Brown College Foundation is the primary fundraising vehicle for the College. It is an incorporated registered charity and is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors from the corporate and community sectors.
George Brown College is committed to providing the highest possible caliber of education to its students and to making its programs accessible to all. The Foundation helps the College achieve this goal by raising money to support student success through scholarships and bursaries, capital campaigns, and support of special programs and projects.
About Concert Properties
Founded in 1989, Concert is active in developing rental apartments, condominium homes and seniors’ lifestyle communities, acquiring and developing commercial, industrial and infrastructure properties and in property management. With operations in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario and the backing of more than 200,000 Canadians represented by the union and management pension plans, Concert is committed to building strong, sustainable communities across Canada, and is proud of its long history of supporting trades training across Canada.
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