“I always felt that establishing a co-op at Vanier would be a win-win situation. Since its opening in September 2014 Jake’s Café has become an important part of student life at Vanier. At the same time, by offering students employment opportunities and giving back to the community, Jakes Café is also serving as a great example of how co-ops can serve and benefit the college while promoting healthy-eating lifestyles,” said Mr. Normand W. Bernier, Director General of Vanier College.
Some of the projects that will benefit from the funding include: the Vanier Peer Support Network, a student trip to Belize, the Into the Woods musical that will be presented at Vanier in April, a Liberal Arts Colloquium, several international projects as well as a study trip and the Malawi Nursing Exchange program.
The $10,000 contribution was part of the agreement signed between Vanier College and Jake’s Café in terms of revenue sharing. The café is the first co-op organization in an English Cegep.