About Placentia Campus

Welcome to Placentia Campus, College of the North Atlantic!  The historic and scenic town of Placentia is located on Newfoundland's east coast on the Avalon Peninsula and is home to approximately 3500 residents. Placentia enjoys the best of small town spirit, yet close to the province’s capital city of St. John’s which is just a 90 minute drive away.

The campus has population of approximately 100 spirited students, with 20 friendly and professional staff. The rural nature of the campus helps to create a family-type environment, whereby students are given all the supports they need to become successful, while enjoying student life.

New residents to the area will discover easily accessible local healthcare facilities, including assisted living communities and primary care facilities. Placentia’s schools encompass primary, secondary and post-secondary institutions, as well as private training institutes. There is a wealth of recreation options for all ages in both indoor and outdoor sports and fitness activities throughout the community from playgrounds, baseball and soccer fields to swimming, hockey, even ATV groups.

The Placentia region has the distinction of being home to or a short drive to such major tourism attractions as Castle Hill National Historical Park, Atlantic Charter Site, and the famous Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve. One only has to step outside the doors of the campus to enjoy a stroll on our popular waterfront boardwalk.

If you wish to know more about our town check out some of these community links:
Town of Placentia
Placentia Area Chamber of Commerce
Placentia Area Historical Society
Castle Hill National Historic Site of Canada
Placentia Public Library
Placentia Area Theatre D’Heritage
Placentia Bay Cultural Arts Centre
Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve
Atlantic Charter Site
Port of Argentia

Helpful links and other information:

Find us at:

College of the North Atlantic
1 Roosevelt Ave P.O. Box 190
Placentia, NL
A0B 2Y0
Tel: 709-227-2037

Words from your Host

Welcome to College of the North Atlantic, Placentia campus! My name is Dodie Blanche and I’m the Student Development Officer, or SDO, here. I am part of an amazing student support team, which includes the:
  • Office and Admissions staff
  • Accessibility Services Coordinator
  • Guidance Counsellor
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Storekeeper

Together we can provide you with information and support to help make your training with us be a successful and enjoyable one. If you need any direction or have questions, ask away! I am here to help! If I don’t have the answer, I will point you in the right direction.

We at CNA pride ourselves on providing quality education and being able to support you in any way we can.

On behalf of the Placentia campus family, I thank you for choosing the college and look forward to working with you and hope you will feel right at home in our College of the North Atlantic community!

If you need to reach me for anything – Email: dodie.blanche@cna.nl.ca or call: 709-227-6273!

Your host