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Fleming College

Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Science, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. The Sutherland Campus in Peterbrough is home to the new Kawartha Trades & Technology Centre, a state-of-the-art, 87,000 sq. ft. skills training facility that opened in September 2014.

Fleming’s School of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences in Lindsay, ON is a unique centre of excellence that has trained more students for natural resources and environmental careers than any other college in Canada. The Haliburton School of The Arts offers unique arts and heritage programs on a full-time basis and through a summer school program that brings over 2,200 students to the Haliburton area each summer. Fleming College has 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and more than 68,000 alumni.

Fast Facts

  • Fleming College is named for Sir Sandford Fleming, the inventor of Universal Standard Time and Director of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company.
  • Fleming College has more graduates working in the environmental and natural resource fields than any other college in Canada.
  • Fleming College is the only school in Canada that offers college level, post-graduate programs in the Arts, Heritage, and Culture sector.
  • The Resources Drilling and Blasting program at the Frost Campus is the only one of its kind in the world, offering technical training and extensive hands-on experience.
  • The Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre opened in 2014. It is a state-of-the-art, sustainable trades training facility located at the Sutherland Campus.

Our research specialization:

  • Alternative Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies
  • Cold-climate/Arctic Wastewater Treatment
  • Aquaculture
  • Healthy Aging
  • Wildlife Monitoring and Surveying



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Contribute to our Community

Fleming College’s partnerships are mutually beneficial for students and the communities it serves. Here are few examples:  – The Sutherland Campus is home to a long-term care facility, St. Joseph’s at Fleming, as well as the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre, a partnership with the City of Peterborough – The Fleming Sport Complex (artificial turf fields) is the result of a partnership between the College, the City of Peterborough, and the Peterborough Youth Soccer League – The College hosts an annual United Way Campaign – Arts and Heritage students take classes and curate exhibits at the Peterborough Museum and Archives – Employee teams are actively involved in charitable events and fundraisers such as Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, and the Peterborough Dragon Boat Festival – Students actively lead awareness campaigns on campus such as Spread the Word to End the Word and Light it Up Blue – Students complete thousands of placement hours in the college’s four campus communities  In 2013-14, the College’s impact on the regional economy (Central Eastern Ontario) was estimated to be $518.2 million in added income, which is equal to 5.2% of the region’s Gross Regional Product.

Foster Student Success

James Lightle

James Lightle is a 2015 graduate of the Sculpture program at Haliburton Campus. He is a former soldier, and was injured in 2006 during a Canadian-led NATO battle in Afghanistan. He suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and was introduced to art therapy, which led him to Fleming. “There is an open-mindedness in an art school that I am not used to; it is a great feeling for me, I am not afraid of being myself. The environment is one that is great for learning and pushing yourself to try new things within your program,” says James. “The Haliburton School of The Arts has given me this chance, the chance to strive in my passion of sculpture and arts in general. It let me be myself in a place that feels safe and in an environment that is right for learning.”

Katie Rosa

Katie Rosa, a 2015 alumna of the Ecosystem Management Technology program, was Valedictorian and the recipient of the Vice President Academic Award.  Her most memorable program experience was organizing the 2015 “Changing Climate, Changing Communities” conference with her classmates. “We were really fortunate that the school was so supportive of our efforts, letting us challenge ourselves and make the event bigger than we had ever dreamed it could be,” she said. The event featured environmental activist and author Sheila Watt-Cloutier as the keynote speaker. Katie is currently completing an internship at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry in resource development policy. “I plan to stay in government as long as I can, and hopefully find myself in a position to enact some serious positive change around the way we think about and act towards the environment,” she said.

Phil White

Phil White is the Official Dominion Sculptor of Canada. A graduate of the Art Conservation Techniques program (1988), Phil is the fifth Official Dominion Sculptor since the position was created in 1936, and one of only three Canadian Artist positions within the federal government. This highly competitive and prestigious position is responsible for creating all of the internal and external stone, wood carving and sculpture on Parliament.

Partner with Business and Community


Fleming College’s Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment (CAWT) is working with Noble Purification Inc., a local Peterborough Ontario company run by young entrepreneurs. Like many of the CAWT’s partnerships, college researchers are helping a small groundbreaking company with their new technology or product. With this particular project, the CAWT is working with the company and with Trent University to further develop Noble’s innovative wastewater treatment technology.   Noble Purification Inc. has shown that Euglena, a type of algae, can absorb contaminants from wastewater. The results of the research may provide a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative solution to traditional wastewater treatment methods.   A portion of the funding (nearly $750K) for the three year project comes from a College-University Idea to Innovation grant, from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).


The Fleming Sport Complex, located at the Sutherland Campus, is a partnership between the college, Fleming Student Administrative Council, the City of Peterborough and the Peterborough Youth Soccer Club.  Opened in Fall 2013, the two lit artificial turf fields can accommodate rugby, soccer and lacrosse. The fields are FIFA 1 Star certified, which is a world recognized rigorous testing program that includes stringent laboratory and field tests.   The $6.07 million facility hosts community soccer, rugby and field lacrosse athletes as well as local minor sports organizations, which use the field in addition to Fleming’s varsity teams and intramural sports leagues. The FSC also features a fieldhouse with public washrooms, four changerooms, a multipurpose room, and a patio with views over both fields.

Date modified: 2021-07-08