FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Today, Georgian College and International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC), one of the most awarded
language schools in the world, announced they have entered into partnership – the first of its kind for
In Dec. 2019, the Ontario government created a new policy, giving public colleges like Georgian, more
flexibility to create innovative and entrepreneurial partnerships with private colleges to provide primarily
international students with the high-quality education and training that prepares them for Ontario’s
“Georgian is excited to enter into this new partnership with an esteemed private college and for the first time,
expand our presence and quality programs into Toronto,” said Dr. MaryLynn West-Moynes, Georgian’s
President and CEO. “This new partnership will also allow Georgian to invest in our existing seven campuses
across central Ontario, with partnership revenue supporting enhancements designed to meet the needs of all
our students and local communities,” added West-Moynes.
Georgian@ILAC, as it will be known, will launch with three programs at ILAC’s boutique-style campus located
in downtown Toronto. Beginning as early as Jan. 2021, the initial program offerings will be a Business Diploma program, Global Business Management Graduate Certificate and Project Management Graduate Certificate.
This partnership combines Georgian’s experience and excellent reputation in postsecondary education, with
ILAC’s solid reputation as a leading language school with an exciting downtown Toronto location. Working
together, Georgian and ILAC will leverage their combined international student recruitment expertise to
attract a diversified student population from countries around the world.
”We are delighted to enter into a Public College Private Partnership with Georgian College. Students of
Georgian@ILAC will benefit from Georgian’s quality curriculum, while studying in downtown Toronto and
enjoying ILAC’s renowned international student culture focused on diversity,” said Jonathan Kolber, ILAC’s CEO. “This is also a natural extension opportunity for students in our English language and Pathways programs, who can now stay in the ILAC family as they continue to progress in their studies,” added Kolber.
Media: For more information or to arrange an interview:
Georgian College: Elaine Murray, Communications Specialist, at 705.728.1968, ext. 1003, or
ILAC: Feroz Ali, President / COO, International Language Academy of Canada, [email protected]
Georgian is MORE than an education – it’s an experience. The college offers 130+ market-driven programs, from degrees and diplomas, to certificates, apprenticeships, corporate training and more. A recognized leader in co-operative education, we have one of the highest graduate employment rates among Ontario colleges. We’re the first – and only – college in Canada designated a changemaker college by Ashoka U for our role as a leader in social innovation and changemaking in higher education.
About ILAC | International Language Academy of Canada
ILAC is a global education company that provides virtual and in person English language training, pathways into higher education, college programs with co-op and direct entry into Canadian higher education institutions. Consistently ranked #1 by
international students and agents, ILAC also operates the largest network of official IELTS testing venues in Canada.