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About Us

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 six schools: Academics, Applied Arts, and Tourism; Business and Information Technology; Engineering Technology; Health Sciences; Natural Resources and Industrial Trades; and, Sustainable Development.

For the past 60 years, since the opening of Trades and Vocational School campuses throughout Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), college education has evolved and responded to the education and training needs of this province. Today, with its Headquarters located in Stephenville, NL, CNA has multiple campuses and delivers programs and services to students throughout the province and across the globe, including online delivery and blended learning opportunities. Its geographic reach includes students taking its courses and programs in China and Qatar. CNA also recently ramped up its educational development outreach partnering with other institutions to bring Canadian standards, curriculum, and instructional approaches in post-secondary education to developing countries. Additional information on CNA’s mandate and lines of business can be found on the CNA website: https://www.cna.nl.ca

The college operates under The College Act, 1996 and its Board of Governors is responsible for carrying out those duties prescribed by section 15 (1) of the Act. These responsibilities span academic, administrative, and governance functions including a mandate to fulfill the educational needs of persons in the province and, subject to budget approval, provide the courses and programs to meet those needs.

Human Resources Goals

College of the North Atlantic (CNA) is a community and technical college whose purpose is to respond to the labour force, industry and training needs of Newfoundland and Labrador both at home and abroad. The college fulfills its mandate through the development and delivery of introductory and advanced educational programs, applied research, and entrepreneurial activities that benefit communities and industry. CNA is a learner-responsive and results-oriented institution.

These values articulate College of the North Atlantic’s ideals and complement the mission and vision. They represent principles internal to the organization and are reflected within individual roles, as well as the institution’s policies and procedures.

  • Excellence
  • Fairness
  • Accountability
  • Diversity
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Respect
  • Transparency

Our HR Team

Deidre Dunne
Associate Vice President, Human Resources
Colin Pearson
Manager, Organizational Design
Simone Mercer
Manager, Organization Culture & Engagement
Vivienne White
Executive Assistant, Human Resources
Mandy Gale-O’Rielly
Manager, Employee Relations
Charlene Russell
Manager, Compensation & Benefits
Nancy Nelma
Employee Relations Assistant, Human Resources
Robert Adams
Manager, Staffing & Recruitment
Allison Jones
Manager, Leave Administration
Michelle Snow
Respectful Workplace Coordinator

Human Resources Service Centre

(709) 643-7807

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Lacks Heading
432 Massachusetts Drive
Stephenville, NL, A2N 2Z6
Regular Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Summer Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am to 4:00 pm