Why it Matters:
Seneca has always considered King Campus as a resource for the people of King City and York Region. Our facilities and 282 hectares (700 acres) on the Oak Ridges Morraine, King Campus provide us with unique opportunities to support local sports, summer camps and events of varying sizes.
In recent years, the campus has twice hosted the International Special Olympic Bocce Tournament with representation from six countries, and the Ontario Association of International Educators Regional Meeting.
And Lake Seneca is the annual site of the Toromont CAT Dragon Boat Festival.
Last year’s event raised $125,000 for the United Way of Toronto and York Region and saw strong showings from teams representing Seneca employees and students.
Starting this year, the College will host a mental health symposium funded by a $150,000 donation from the RBC Foundation. It will serve as an opportunity for community and social agencies across York Region to meet at the campus and discuss best practices, research and emerging trends in mental healthcare and emotional well being for children and adults.The symposium will be held at Seneca every other summer, and guests will include community agencies, government, medical professionals, and RBC representatives. It will also offer a platform to celebrate the achievements of mental health advocates in the classroom and in the community, with an award sponsored by RBC.
The foundation has donated an addtional $150,000 for mental health community outreach, including a capstone project for students in Seneca’s new Mental Health Intervention graduate certificate program, which will result in an RBC-supported workshop to be delivered to community partners.