Kemptville Campus Education and Community Centre is an educational and multi-use facility serving the community of North Grenville and surrounding Area.
The Campus includes 630 acres and 17 main buildings, as well as woodlands, cropland, wetland, greenspace, green houses, an agroforestry centre and maple bush, trails, and other buildings - sports facilities, residence, and catering facilities.
Campus operations are guided by three pillars:
Education and Training
- Applied Research
Health and Wellness
- Arts and Culture
- Technology Transfer Partnerships
- Business Incubation /Acceleration
- Student Managed Enterprise / Entrepreneurships
Key elements of the Campus’ vision for the future include resiliency, innovation, and sustainability.
The Municipality of North Grenville purchased the Campus from the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario (ARIO) in 2018. One of the unique aspects of the Municipality’s purchase of Kemptville Campus is the partnership that has developed with the Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario (CEPEO). This partnership has provided the Campus with expertise and innovation in the education field, as well as extensive knowledge of community hubs and how they can best serve the community.
The operation and maintenance of the renewed Kemptville Campus is through a wholly-owned not-for-profit corporation, which operates at arm’s length from the Municipality. The mandate for the not-for-profit is to develop the Campus as a multi-tenant site with a mission to serve not just the community, but eastern Ontario, in ways that promote innovation and business incubation, that sustain and grow opportunities for agricultural education and advance health and wellness.
Board of Directors:
Chair - Mayor Nancy Peckford
Director - Deputy Mayor Jim McManaman
Director - Stéphane Vachon