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College Events & Key Dates

Campus Life

At Eastern Academy your personal and professional development is important to us.

Throughout your time in your program, campuses plan a variety of events to help you feel your school’s spirit. Many of these events include:

themed campus lunches
social gatherings
community fundraisers
campus contests and more

Each year we host campus socials to celebrate Christmas, Halloween and other key holidays. Our students and staff are also very active in the community and do regular fundraisers for those in need and volunteer hundreds of hours back to many local teams, groups and charities – both inside and outside their field of study.

We also welcome all students to form any club, sports teams, group or association that interests them and their classmates. We will assign you a staff mentor to help make it happen and ensure that you get the college support you need.

Taking a leadership role in College will be very rewarding, a lot of fun and look amazing on your resume.

When you attend our campus, you will feel a sense of family. The staff is very welcoming and committed to see you grow and develop as an individual.

Key Dates

April 07, 2023 - Good Friday – No Classes
April 10, 2023 - Easter Monday – No Classes
May 12, 2023 - Staff Professional Development Day – No Classes
May 22, 2023 - Victoria Day – No Classes
July 03, 2023 - Canada Day (Observed) – No Classes
August 02, 2023 - Regatta Day – No Classes
September 04, 2023 - Labour Day – No Classes
October 03, 2023 - Convocation Day
October 09, 2023 - Thanksgiving Day – No Classes

Notes: Because Canada Day lands on a Saturday in 2023, it will be observed on its nearest Monday, which is July 3.

In an event that severe or unfavourable weather conditions occur on Regatta Day, it will still be observed.

Eastern Academy, CNA sign articulation agreement
Collaboration provides new pathway to develop students’ skillsets
Posted July 6, 2022

ST. JOHN’S, NL – Graduates of Eastern Academy’s Information Systems Specialist+ program will have direct-entry acceptance into the third year of College of the North Atlantic’s (CNA) Bachelor of Applied Information Technology – Systems and Network Cybersecurity degree starting September 2022.

This pathway is thanks to an articulation agreement signed between the two post-secondary institutions on Wednesday, July 6. The applied degree is CNA’s first and one of only a few cyber security degrees in the country.

“Articulation agreements, such as this one, provide valuable educational and career options for learners,” says Lisa Lovelady, Vice President Academic & Chief Operating Officer at Eastern Academy. “There are so many exciting opportunities in the IT sector and collaborations, such as these, allow learners to continue their studies toward an applied degree right here in Newfoundland and Labrador.”

The applied degree is currently being offered in St. John’s at CNA’s Prince Philip Drive (PPD) campus. Steve Warren, CNA’s Dean of the School of Business and Information Technology (IT), says response to the new degree has been robust and the college is looking to expand those eligible to enroll in it.

“To go into Year 3 of our program, you need strong foundational skills in system and network administration,” said Warren. “Through this agreement, we are acknowledging that the program at Eastern Academy provides that solid foundation. In addition, CNA’s own Computer Systems & Networking and Computing Systems Engineering Technology programs can also avail of direct-entry acceptance into the degree. We also hope that professionals working in the field will consider it as a viable option for their workplaces.”

Jason Rolls, Vice President, Academic and Applied Research at CNA, says there are times when it’s crucial for post-secondary institutions to collaborate on societal issues. In this case, cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing subsets of crime in the world. According to Statistics Canada, almost six out of 10 (57 per cent) Canadian Internet users reported experiencing a cyber security incident in 2018. CNA continuously works with industry stakeholders to identify solutions.

“For post-secondary training institutions to meet the current labour market demand, we need to work together to ensure our programs are relevant,” said Rolls. “This agreement is a great example of how we can do that for the benefit of both institutions. Together, we will have career-ready graduates who will help businesses and organizations to overcome their IT challenges and provide preventive short- and long-term solutions.”

Some benefits of this new agreement include:

  • Increasing the supply of well-qualified, highly-trained Information Technology professionals in the workforce;
  • Increased employment opportunities and earning potential for new graduates; and,
  • Graduates will receive both a college diploma from Eastern Academy and an applied degree from CNA.

To learn about CNA’s Bachelor of Applied Information Technology – Systems and Network Cybersecurity program, visit, here

For more information about Eastern Academy’s Information Systems Specialist+ program, visit here

About Eastern Academy: Eastern Academy is a nationally recognized independent career college that has been training graduates from across Canada and abroad for nearly 40 years in the fields of healthcare, business, supply chain and information technology. Eastern Academy offers a unique approach to education including half-day classes delivered one subject at a time, a hands-on career services team, and lifetime refresher courses.

About CNA: CNA is the largest post-secondary educational and technical skills training centre in Atlantic Canada; enrolling learners each year in more than 100 full-time programs across five schools: Academics, Applied Arts, and Tourism; Business and Information Technology; Engineering Technology; Health Sciences; and Natural Resources and Industrial Trades. Its history dates back nearly 60 years. Today, CNA has multiple campuses and delivers programs and services to students in NL and across the globe, including online delivery and blended learning opportunities.

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Chad Harnett
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College of the North Atlantic

Lisa Lovelady, Vice President Academic & Chief Operating Officer at Eastern Academy, joined Jason Rolls, CNA’s Vice President Academics and Applied Research, for the signing of an articulation agreement between the two post-secondary institutions.

Florian Villaumé, CEO of techNL, joined Lisa Lovelady, Vice President Academic & Chief Operating Officer at Eastern Academy; Jason Rolls, CNA’s Vice President Academics and Applied Research; and Stephen Warren, CNA’s Dean of the School of Business and Information Technology, for the signing of an articulation agreement.

This provides a direct-entry acceptance pathway for graduates of Eastern Academy’s Information Systems Specialist+ program into the third year of College of the North Atlantic’s (CNA) Bachelor of Applied Information Technology – Systems and Network Cybersecurity degree starting September 2022.

Eastern Academy Career Fair – May 17, 2023
Posted March 10, 2023

Student Life – “Supply Chain and Logistics” 3rd Edition
Posted March 2, 2023

On March 1, 2023, our Supply Chain and Logistics students had the opportunity to visit Cougar Helicopters Inc. Students had a terrific experience touring the hangar; learning about the operations and process of bringing people offshore; and meeting with Cougar’s Logistics Manager, Purchasing Officer, and Safety Officer.

Cougar Helicopters is a St. John’s based commercial helicopter company servicing offshore oil and gas fields off Newfoundland’s coast.

They are a recognized and respected leader among helicopter operators throughout the industry by always remaining proactive in the advancement of flight safety.

Cougar Helicopters performs a range of vital services including Flight Following and Asset Tracking, Offshore Aerial Construction, Offshore Transportation, Helideck Services, and Search and Rescue.

Recent and upcoming topics the students will study include International Transportation and Trade, Freight Forwarding, Logistics and Transportation, and Professional Purchasing.

This site visit offered a great way to see those concepts in action and learn their real-world applications.

Thank you to the Cougar Helicopters team for welcoming our students and sharing your time and expertise!

In these two photos, Eastern Academy’s “Supply Chain and Logistics” students took a field trip to Cougar Helicopters logistics office in St. John’s.

Student Life – “Supply Chain and Logistics” 2nd Edition
Posted February 26, 2023

On February 23, 2023, our Supply Chain and Logistics class enjoyed a site visit at the A. Harvey Marine Base, Offshore Container Depot and Logistics Office. The students received an impressive tour and information session from the A. Harvey team.

A. Harvey and Company Ltd. began operations in 1865 and currently holds the distinction of being one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s most historic and diversified firms. They provide a wide range of services (many marine-oriented) through their distinct divisions. Examples of services include customs brokerage, freight forwarding and project logistics – all major subject areas in our Supply Chain and Logistics program!

This was a great way for the students to view different areas of their industry in action and everyone enjoyed their day. Experiences like these provide a valuable learning opportunity and a new perspective on the information the students learn in the classroom.

Thank you to the A. Harvey team for sharing your time and expertise!

What is Supply Chain and Logistics?

It’s not a term we hear daily, yet the supply chain is all around us. It’s the network that delivers our goods and services, from manufacturing to warehousing and retail. Supply chain management is about managing the flow of information, materials, and finances that ultimately turn raw materials into finished goods, making them ready for the consumer. To say that the supply chain industry is massive would be an understatement!

Learn more about our program here:

In these two photos, Eastern Academy’s “Supply Chain and Logistics” students took a field trip to “A. Harvey and Company” logistics office in St. John’s.

Eastern Academy Celebrates “Pink Shirt Day”
Posted February 24, 2023

On February 23, 2023, Eastern Academy celebrated “Pink Shirt Day”, a public awareness campaign to end bullying and abuse in Canada.

February Is Black History Month
Posted February 3, 2023

February is Black History Month, an opportunity to share stories about several exceptional African Canadian individuals who call Newfoundland and Labrador home.

Eastern Academy’s “Supply Chain and Logistics Graduate”, Chioma Ezera, along with her daughters, Federica and Eleonora Nwanguma, moved from Lagos, Nigeria, along with her family in 2013.

With a background in Banking and Finance, Chioma completed a diploma in Supply Chain and Logistics at Eastern Academy.

She is the Nigerian-Canadian Association of Newfoundland and Labrador’s first women’s President, and currently is a Resource Officer with the Government of Canada.

Chioma remembers fondly seeing snow for the first time and the importance that family, loyalty and love hold for the people of the province that she now calls home.

Congratulations Chioma on being featured on the Lieutenant Governor’s Facebook page highlighting Black History Month.

Eastern Academy’s Supply Chain and Logistics Graduate, Chioma Ezera, along with her two daughters, Federica and Eleonora Nwanguma, were featured on the Lieutenant Governor’s Facebook Page for Black History Month.

“Office of the NL Child & Youth Advocate” Visits “Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker” Students
Posted February 2, 2023

Eastern Academy thanks the “Office of the NL Child & Youth Advocate” representatives for visiting our Child and Youth Care program on February 1, 2023 and for your continued support of our students!

We appreciate you coming in to share your knowledge with our future Child and Youth Care Workers. The students enjoyed engaging in a great discussion about the vital work being done to protect children and youth in NL.

Learn more about the “Office of the NL Child & Youth Advocate”

The “Office of the NL Child & Youth Advocate” is an independent Statutory Office of the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador.

They help young vulnerable and high risk individuals speak up for themselves, speak up with them, or speak up for them.

Read more about their organization and mandate here:

Learn more about our “Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker” program here:

Eastern Academy Massage Therapy Clinic
Posted January 16, 2023

Our Massage Therapy Student Clinic is accepting clients for appointments!

Massages go beyond relaxation; students learn how to do full assessments, range of motions, special testing, deep tissue massage, trigger points, and more. And by visiting the student clinic you are also helping our students learn!

Appointments are available from Monday to Thursday afternoons (1:00 PM, 2:25 PM, and 3:30 PM), with some Friday afternoon availability.

Appointments are one hour. Cost is $20, cash only.

Our Massage Therapy Clinic is located at 22 Pearl Place in St. John’s.

For more information, please call 709-722-8580 or e-mail

More details:

  • Students are Registered Massage Therapist supervised
  • Gift certificates are available
  • Outreach opportunities available – email if you are interested in having our Massage Therapy students and instructors come to your community organization to do on-site massages!

Learn more about the Massage Therapy program here:

Eastern Academy Thanks The Following Companies Participating At A Recent Career Fair
Posted December 8, 2022

Massage Therapy Students Host Massage Clinic at “St. John’s Status of Women Council Women’s Centre”
Posted December 8, 2022

“St. John’s Status of Women Council/Women’s Centre” thanks Eastern Academy’s Massage Therapy students for hosting a massage clinic here at The Women’s Centre.

Over 20 participants were able to receive free services and left feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and at ease.

They appreciate all you do!

Congratulations to “Classes of 2020-2022”
Posted December 5, 2022

Congratulations to the classes of 2020-2022!

The “Eastern Academy Nation” team are proud of your accomplishments and had a wonderful time celebrating your convocation on November 28, 2022.

We loved being a part of your special day, meeting your friends and family, and watching you walk across the stage.

This is only the beginning of the rest of your lives, and we are grateful that we got to be part of your journey.

Keep us posted on your success; we will be here cheering you on!

Eastern Academy thanks our valued partners at Eastern Health, Oceanex, and Waypoints, who came to accept Employer Recognition Awards as a token of appreciation for everything you do to support our students and graduates.

If anyone is interested in viewing our photos from “Eastern Academy Convocations 2020-2022” please visit this website at

Please note gallery will be available for one year, so be sure to download your photos!

International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Newfoundland and Labrador – “Mentorship Program”
Posted December 6, 2022

Are you a business student interested in working in the communications field?

This is a great FREE opportunity for mentorship with a leader in the communications profession!

The application deadline has been extended so there is still some time to apply.

Learn more at

Student Life – “Supply Chain and Logistics Edition”
Posted November 24, 2022

November 23, 2022 Supply Chain and Logistics class with instructor Bonnie Churchill centred around negotiations.

Students applied the skills they acquired throughout the Negotiations & Supplier Management module in a virtual mock negotiation.

During the simulated negotiations, students served as an employer and negotiated a Collective Bargaining Agreement for the City of Mt. Pearl workers.

Great work everyone! It’s terrific to see students thrive while navigating real-world scenarios in the classroom.

Bonnie says students showed “flexibility, strategy and reflection skills” while working towards a win-win agreement.

Supply Chain and Logistics students, Shawn F., Ross H., and Hans H. in action. Please note that the negotiations between City of Mount Pearl and employees were a simulation, not a real world situation.

Eastern Academy Community Pantry
Posted November 20, 2022

From November 21, 2022 to December 12, 2022, our “Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker” students are leading a community pantry drive starting next week!

Staff and students are asked to check out the full details on posters around campus.

Big shout out to the “Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker” students and instructors for leading another fantastic initiative on campus.

“Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker” Students and Instructors Visit “Office of the Child and Youth Advocate”
Posted November 22, 2022

On November 21, 2022, “Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker” students along with their instructors, Nicole and Debra, visited the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate in celebration of #NationalChildDay and “Office of the Child and Youth Advocate Newfoundland and Labrador” 20th anniversary!

Thanks for having us!

Personal Care Attendant Students Celebrate End of Term One
Posted November 18, 2022

On November 17, 2022, our awesome Personal Care Attendant students were celebrating the end of term 1 and their move to clinical placements.

Good luck everyone – your clients will be lucky to have you!

Personal Care Attendant students celebrating the end of their first term. Please note that this picture depicts alcohol use.
Eastern Academy discourages people from using any drug unless its for medical reasons.

Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker Students Do Their Inter Agency Training
Posted November 2, 2022

On November 1, 2022, our “Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker” students and instructors had a fantastic day at the “Child and Youth Care Association Of Newfoundland and Labrador” interagency training day!

Eastern Academy’s “Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker” students participated in interagency training day.

Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker Students Take Trip To The Woods
Posted October 27, 2022

On October 26, 2022, our wonderful instructor, Sarah, and her students headed out to have class in the woods to learn how to utilize nature and wilderness as a therapeutic approach in working with youth and families.

Eastern Academy’s “Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker” Program is designed to teach students the necessary skills and theory to work with adolescents, children and families with challenging needs such as social, emotional, behavioural, and mental health concerns.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to working in this field, so our excellent instructors use various teaching methods to ensure that students are prepared to support the diverse needs of their clients.

This preparation includes theory classes, two work placements and outside training courses but it can also include field trips, guest speakers, community outreach and more.

Personal Care Attendant Students Visit Canadian Blood Service To Donate Blood And Skills Training
Posted October 19, 2022

Massage Therapy Students Practice Their Skills During Parkinson Canada “Shake, Rattle, and Stroll”
Posted October 4, 2022

Eastern Academy Staff Wear Orange To Support “Orange Shirt Day
Posted October 2, 2022

On September 29, 2022, Eastern Academy staff wore orange to commemorate “Orange Shirt Day”, a public awareness campaign highlighting the plight of indigenous Canadians whom suffered trauma and cultural damage during the native residential school era.

Eastern Academy Has Job Postings For Our Graduates
Posted September 15, 2022

“Massage Addict Scholarship” Recipients
Posted July 11, 2022

Eastern Academy congratulates Megan K. and Alleigh D. as our $500 scholarships Massage Addict scholarship recipients.

Well done to you both!

Accounting and Payroll Administrator Students Show Their Rainbow Colours For “Pride Month”
Posted June 6, 2022

We love to see this!

Some of Eastern Academy’s Accounting & Payroll and Business Administration students (and instructor) dressed in their rainbow best last week to celebrate “Pride Month”.

What a way to show that “Love is universal”.

A Shoutout To Our Eastern Academy “Personal Care Attendant Instructor”, Diane
Posted February 22, 2022

Shoutout to one of our amazing instructors, our PCA instructor Diane!

On February 18, 2022, her class surprised her with treats and a card to show their appreciation for her and said “she deserves everything and more – what a wonderful teacher” – what a special class!

Thank you to Diane for all you do for your students, we are so lucky to have you on the Eastern Academy team!

Eastern Academy “Personal Care Attendant” Instructor, Diane, opens a box filled with a special surprise.

Eastern Academy Renews Articulation Agreement with Supply Chain Canada
Posted January 28, 2022

Eastern Academy are thrilled to announce that we have renewed our articulation agreement with Supply Chain Canada . This agreement gives our Supply Chain and Logistics graduates advanced standing towards Supply Chain Canada’s SCMP designation, Canada’s most sought-after professional designation in the supply chain profession.

As part of this agreement, students are also eligible for FREE Supply Chain Canada memberships! This is a great opportunity for Eastern Academy students to access their country-wide mentorship program, attend exclusive events and learn more about their ever-changing industry.

To learn more about the Supply Chain and Logistics program at Eastern Academy’s Supply Chain and Logistics program, visit us at

To learn more about Supply Chain Canada’s Recognition of Prior Learning, visit them at

To apply for a Supply Chain Canada student membership, visit

Massage Addict Partners With Academy Canada and Eastern Academy Offering Scholarships To Massage Therapy Students in Newfoundland and Labrador

Posted June 16, 2021

Massage Therapy is a major growth industry, with more than 10,000 Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) across Canada1, and with more Canadians than ever looking to actively and proactively manage their personal health and wellbeing. According to the Fraser Institute, 25 per cent more Canadians have tried Massage Therapy for their routine healthcare needs over the past decade, as a way to address back or neck issues, pain management, muscle tension and more.

With this increased interest in Massage Therapy support, Massage Addict, Canada’s premier provider of therapeutic services,recognized the demand for Registered Massage Therapists and, starting this year, will support Massage Therapy students at Academy Canada and Eastern Academy in Newfoundland and Labrador. Massage Addict will fund two $1000 entrance scholarships as well as two $1000 graduate scholarships per institution. A $5000 Tuition Reimbursement Program for one student in the province will also be funded. This is a total of $13,000 annually. “We are excited to be partnering with both Academy Canada and Eastern Academy on initiatives to help people realize their dreams of becoming Registered Massage Therapists,” says Fraser Clarke, CEO at Massage Addict. “As more and more Canadians add Massage Therapy to their regular wellness routines, the demand for Registered Massage Therapists will only increase.”

Academy Canada and Eastern Academy, Newfoundland and Labrador’s leading massage therapy schools, are excited about this new partnership and the opportunities it will bring. “Academy Canada is thrilled about the support Massage Addict is providing to our students at both the St. John’s and Corner Brook campuses,” says Anita Morgan, Regional Director at Academy Canada. “We greatly appreciate Massage Addict’s generosity.” Deborah Guest, Campus Director at Eastern Academy,echoes this sentiment: “Eastern Academy is proud to help future Registered Massage Therapists train to join this amazing field. Connecting graduates to rewarding employment is top priority for each and every student who walks through our doors. Thank you to Massage Addict for the support.”

About Massage Addict

Massage Addict is the premier provider of massage therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, and reflexology in Canada. Since 2008, the Canadian owned-and-operated health care company has offered high-quality therapeutic treatments, currently helping over 60,000Canadians per month. Massage Addict has over 1,500 practicing therapists and recruits only the highest caliber of Registered Massage Therapists, Licensed Chiropractors, Registered Acupuncturists and Certified Reflexologists. Massage Addict offers a range of therapeutic services to help clients manage pain, stress, anxiety, injuries and muscle tension, as well as to increase energy levels and enhance general health. Massage Addict is a proud partner of The Arthritis Society.


Supply Chain Canada – Earn Your SCMP Designation

Are you a supply chain professional looking to take your career to the next level? Join the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) Designation, Canada’s most sought-after designation for supply chain professionals.

Supply Chain Canada’s Spring Term starts May 2021. Apply now through the various Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) pathway agreements that they have with post-secondary institutions across Canada, including Eastern Academy.

Visit Supply Chain Canada Website’s “Pathways To SCMP Designation” page at for more information.

Supply Chain Canada has 50+ RPL Agreements nationwide. Stay tuned as we introduce you to our Academic Partners across the country.

If you have completed your business or supply chain related course from one of the private colleges on this list, you are eligible to receive advanced standing to the SCMP Program.

  • CDI College
  • Eastern Academy
  • Eastern College
  • Langara College
  • Robertson College
  • Reeves College
  • Trillium College
  • triOS College
  • Vancouver Career College

AC/EA Classifieds

Academy Canada and Eastern Academy have partnered to create a Facebook page called “AC/EA Classifieds.” It allows students and the public to advertise and trade college related items such as:

  • Accommodations
  • Items Available (must be course related)
  • Transportation Arrangements
  • Used Books

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: This Facebook page is provided for the use of students and service providers. The quality/reliability/price of services, products, vendors or consumers making offers here are not reviewed by either Academy Canada or Eastern Academy. We accept no responsibility for arrangements made through this page and encourage participants to use their own discretion. The Administrator of this page reserves the right to delete any inappropriate posts.

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