The Agency

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135 Fennell Ave. W
L9C 0E5
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What is The Agency?

The Agency is an experiential learning facility operating within the McKeil School of Business at Mohawk College. Students from a variety of programs including Advertising, Public Relations, Marketing, Graphics, Broadcast Media, Software Development, Animation, Journalism and Photography collaborate in developing real world marketing and communications solutions for selected non-profit organizations and start-up companies in the greater Hamilton area.

All projects with our client/partners are integrated into the curriculum and students are marked on what they do. They work under close faculty supervision as they develop effective marketing communications solutions relevant to meeting clear client objectives. Take a virtual tour of the Agency.

How we work

When organizations apply to the Agency we review all submissions to identify which best fit our mandate, our participating programs, and our capacity. Those programs include Advertising and Communications Management, Public Relations, Broadcast Media, Marketing, Graphic Design , Journalism, Radio, Business Analysis, Marketing Research, Photography, Software Engineering, Animation.

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Call for Applications - Deadline November 27, 2020

If you or your organization is interested in applying to the Agency please complete and submit the proper application form. Please note that we do not accept requests made directly to faculty or program coordinators. If you have any questions please contact theagency [at] (subject: Agency%20Application) .

Are you a not-for-profit organization?

Complete and submit the application form for not-for-profit organizations. For any questions please email theagency [at] (subject: Agency%20Application) .

Are you a for-profit organization?

Complete and submit the application form for corporate or start-up organizations. For any questions please email theagency [at] (subject: Agency%20Application) .


Client Testimonials

Charles Burke, Start the Cycle

“Simply put the Agency at Mohawk College produces the most professional ready students I have ever had the pleasure of working with.”

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Graeme Davis, Bruha

“Being a for-profit start-up company with access to very limited resources, the opportunity to work with the Agency program continues to be a grateful experience. The program itself is exemplary in educating the next generation of employees and leaders to the real obstacles companies face in today’s world."

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Donna de Jong, The John Howard Society

“Working with the Agency was a pleasure. We consistently found our teams of students to be creative, insightful and respectful of deadlines. They brought forward fresh ideas and strategies that we would not have considered without their support and guidance.”

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Claire Lougheed, Dundas Valley School of Art

“Our experience with the Agency has been exceptional. The students bring a wealth of perspectives that are invaluable in understanding our operation, our audience and how to connect the two.”

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For more information about the Agency or to find out how to submit an application contact:

Natalie Reid
The Agency
905-575-1212 ext. 3209
theagency [at]

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