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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

December 19, 2022 - Christmas Break Begins
January 02, 2023 - Christmas Break Ends
February 17, 2023 - Staff Professional Development Day – No Classes
February 20, 2023 - Eastern Academy Day – No Classes
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

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.


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.


Graduation Applications Reminder
Posted October 26, 2022

A reminder that 2020, 2021, and 2022 potential graduates that application forms are due Tuesday, November 1, 2022.

The form can be viewed here: http://ow.ly/b8NX50LkhEe.

If you have any questions or did not receive the invitation sent by email in September, please contact campus administration at 722-8580 or email info@easternacademy.ca.

Graduates – we can’t wait to see you there and celebrate your accomplishments together!


Eastern Academy Convocation 2022 Reminder
Posted October 20, 2022

Graduates from the classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022 to our upcoming convocation ceremony.

The ceremony will take place at November 28, 2022 at 1:00 PM at The Delta’s Avalon Ballroom at 120 New Gower Street, St. John’s.

If you have any questions or did not receive the forms sent by email in September, please contact campus administration at 722-8580 or email info@easternacademy.ca.

Graduates – we can’t wait to see you there and finally celebrate your accomplishments together!


Graduation Applications Open for Classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022
Posted September 23, 2022

Graduation applications open for classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022.

We are pleased our upcoming graduation ceremony on November 28, 2022 at 1:00 PM at the Avalon Ballroom located in The Delta, 120 New Gower Street.

More information will be communicated to eligible graduates via email and social media.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Carly at carly.oake@easternacademy.ca.

Click here for the Graduation Application Form.

Click here for the Valedictorian Application Form.


Staff Professional Development Day Changed To October 24, 2022
Posted October 17, 2022

Eastern Academy students, staff, and instructors are reminded that Staff Professional Development Day originally scheduled for October 21, 2022 has now been changed to October 24, 2022.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


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, 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.

Media contacts:

Jordan Snow
Marketing Coordinator
Eastern Academy
709.722.8580
info@easternacademy.ca

Chad Harnett
Public Relations Specialist (Social Media)
College of the North Atlantic
709.643.6408
chad.harnett@cna.nl.ca

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 Has Job Postings For Our Graduates
Posted September 15, 2022


High School Transcripts Reminder
Posted July 21, 2022

Eastern Academy wishes to remind all high school graduates that transcripts are now available.

Transcripts are now available through the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Powerschool Portal at https://nlsis.powerschool.com/public/home.html.

If you’re starting a program with us this fall, don’t forget to send us your transcript for your application as soon as possible!


“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”.


Its Survey Time
Posted May 16, 2022

Eastern Academy are asking all current students to please complete a short, anonymous survey – the link is in your student email inbox!

In exchange for your time, you’ll have a chance to win one of several great prizes.


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 https://www.easternacademy.ca/programs/supply-chain/supply-chain-and-logistics/.

To learn more about Supply Chain Canada’s Recognition of Prior Learning, visit them at https://www.supplychaincanada.com/education-and-training/pathways-to-scmp-designation.

To apply for a Supply Chain Canada student membership, visit https://nlportal.supplychaincanada.com/mpower/membership/newmember-contact.


Eastern Academy “Inspiration Contest” Winners
Posted November 8, 2021

Check out the video for the winners’ stories and entries.

Winner listing:

– Christopher Denine
– Ena Maris Brennan
– Sarah Puddester
– Paulette Reelis

Thank you to everyone who shared your beautiful stories! All winners will be contacted directly to claim your prize.

Stay tuned for our next contest coming up soon!


Eastern Academy “Spirit Week” Highlights
Posted November 2, 2021


Massage Addict partners with Eastern Acadmey to offer new scholarships
Posted July 20, 2021

There is high demand for Massage Therapists across Canada.

Massage Addict is continuously growing to meet that demand.

They have clinics across Canada, including 2 in St. John’s.

Eastern Academy has partnered with Massage Addict to offer new scholarships to students looking to train in the field, and employment incentives when you graduate.

Reach out today to learn more!


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. http://www.MassageAddict.ca

1 https://www.massagetherapycanada.com/report-on-research-1244/#:~:text=There%20are%20an%20estimated%2010%2C000,for%20its%20massage%20therapy%20practitione


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 https://www.supplychaincanada.com/education-and-training/pathways-to-scmp-designation 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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