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Leech Group celebrates 100th anniversary with $100K donation to Assiniboine college

December 15, 2023  By PrintAction Staff

The Leech family.

The Assiniboine Community College’s Centre for Creative Media (CCM) in Manitoba receives a $100,000 donation from the Leech Group and family, who are commemorating their upcoming 100th year in business.

This contribution made by the print and digital media company in Brandon, Man., and the Leech family includes $75,000 toward the Centre for Creative Media space and $25,000 to support financial awards for students in Digital Art and Design, and Web and Interactive Development, two programs delivered within the Centre.

“We’re very excited to invest in the Assiniboine Community College’s Centre for Creative Media,” said Meredyth Leech, sales and marketing director at Leech Group. “Our hope is that this contribution further enhances an already impressive program as it continues to grow and evolve. Our company has benefited greatly from the talent coming out of ACC for decades and we look forward to continuing our partnership into the future.”


The college has also named a space as the Leech Group Collaboration Classroom on behalf of the donor.

“The Centre for Creative Media is an incredible new space for students to learn the skills they’ll need to enter the workforce, some of which are current employees at Leech Group,” said Gillian Leech, general manager at Leech Group. “We really want to play a role in the success of these students, so we are proud to be contributing to this innovative new learning space.”

“The Centre for Creative Media is a one-of-a-kind space for Western Canada, and was developed with industry needs and standards at its core,” said Jana Sproule, chair of media and office technology at Assiniboine. “The training we are able to provide our students will prepare them to confidently enter the industry. The support we have received from industry partners, like Leech Group, solidifies the work we are doing.”

Leech Group, founded in 1927 as The Leech Letter Co by Michael Leech’s grandfather, has transitioned into its fourth generation of family ownership.

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