Giving to the NorQuest College Foundation 

Become a difference maker and transform lives through your contributions. By giving to the NorQuest College Foundation, you can make the aspirational attainable for marginalized or vulnerable learners who never believed higher education was a possibility for them. Your generosity will help remove barriers to education and provide pathways to meaningful careers.

When you help learners in need pursue a post-secondary education, the impact of your generosity spans across time. Each learner who completes a program at NorQuest is transforming their life and embarking upon a journey that impacts their family, their community, and the economy.

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Giving opportunities at NorQuest

NorQuest strives to create a vibrant community of inclusivity, equity, and opportunity. Our learners start their educational journey with diverse lived experiences—some of which have created barriers to pursuing higher education.

These campaigns and giving opportunities provide learners with an uplifting and supportive chance to complete their education.

  • 1000 Women

    1000Women is a movement comprised of compassionate leaders, philanthropists, and people committed to supporting gender equity—especially in industries where women are underrepresented.

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  • Awards and bursaries

    Awards and bursaries provide financial assistant to learners who wouldn’t otherwise have the means to acquire a post-secondary education. They also inspire students to complete their studies and enter the workforce.

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  • Your impact

    The contributions from our donors have helped remove some of the most common barriers learners experience when pursuing and completing their education, including financial limitations, childcare concerns, and access to health and wellness services.

    • Intercultural Child & Family Centre (ICFC)

      The ICFC provides high-quality and culturally responsive child care to the children of NorQuest students, staff, and the general community.

    • Singhmar Centre for Learning (SCFL)

      The SCFL provides a place of belonging for students to learn, study, gather with friends and classmates, and be part of the NorQuest campus community.

    • Centre for Growth and Harmony

      The Centre for Growth and Harmony provides a safe space where learners can seek mental and physical health services from trained and experienced professionals.

Ways to give

There are multiple ways you can make contributions and be a difference maker. Each contribution you make has the power to change lives and better the future of our learners and our communities.

  • Monthly or one-time donations

    100% of your monthly giving proceeds will go to learners pursuing post-secondary education. You can also choose which campaign you’d like to support.


Donor spotlights

The contributions from our donors are truly inspiring. Through their generosity, NorQuest learners have received the education and training necessary to start new careers and provide essential frontline support across a wide range of industries.

  • Brian Hesje

    Brian Hesje, former chair of ATB Financial, is bringing his passion for strategic thinking into a unique learning space at NorQuest College. Thanks to his generous $100,000 gift, the Hesje Strategic Thinking Room provides students with state-of-the-art technology.

  • Blaine LaBonte and Irene Mertz-LaBonte

    In 2018, Blaine LaBonte and Irene Mertz LaBonte honoured NorQuest College with the largest planned gift in its history, naming the college as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy.

  • Dr. S. Ann Colbourne

    Today’s expert advice to business from NorQuest College: diverse and inclusive workplaces pave the way to a respectful and profitable future.

  • Oshinique Williams

    When Oshinique Williams first came from Jamaica to Canada, she was approached by other international students at NorQuest College and it made her feel welcome. Immediately, she knew that she wanted to do the same for others.

  • Steven and Day LePoole

    Longtime supporters and friends of NorQuest College, Steven and Day LePoole have stepped forward with a major contribution of $250,000 to Maximizing Opportunities – The NorQuest Campaign.

  • Tammy Kaglik

    Tammy Kaglik knows the true value of an education. It helps people land better jobs and improve their income of course, but also brings wealth in the form of confidence and self-worth. Tammy has those qualities now, but that wasn’t always the case.

  • Natasha Korosi

    Natasha Korosi is a fighter. From homelessness, to mental health issues, to experiencing challenge after challenge in finding a daycare she trusted for her son, Eli Korosi, she discovered ‘the best gift ever’ at NorQuest College.

  • Brett Funk

    What do you get when you combine a health care aide, a licensed practical nurse, and an instructor? An extraordinary champion for Alberta’s health-care system.

Have questions about giving to NorQuest?

If you have questions about making a donation, creating an endowment, or understanding our current campaigns, please contact our Advancement team. Use the contact form or reach out directly.


Ryan Drury
Manager, Campaign Planning and Giving



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