The Northern Policy Institute (NPI) is officially launching its newest permanent office.
It's being housed at the Northern College campus in Kirkland Lake, 120 Government Rd., with the grand opening on Wednesday, May 25 from 4-6 p.m.
“Northern College has partnered with NPI for several years on joint research projects and in hosting summer offices, we were excited to have this opportunity to expand this partnership to include a new permanent office on their Kirkland Lake campus," Charles Cirtwill, NPI president and CEO, in a news release.
The office opened in September 2021 and houses two of NPI's three research teams. It has four permanent staff and space for additional interns, co-op placements and summer students.
“Northern College is happy to have NPI co-locate to our Kirkland Lake campus. This is another example of how we demonstrate our commitment to inviting community partners into our campuses," said Audrey Penner, Northern College president and CEO.
The institute's other permanent offices are in Sudbury and Thunder Bay. This year, there are also summer offices in Timmins. Sturgeon Falls, Sault Ste. Marie and Kenora.
Northern Policy Institute is Northern Ontario’s independent, evidence-driven think tank. It performs research, analyzes data, and disseminates ideas in an effort to enhance Northern Ontario's capacity to take the lead position on socioeconomic policy that impacts its communities.