What is Colleges Ontario?

Colleges Ontario is the advocacy organization for the province’s 24 colleges of applied arts and technology.

Colleges Ontario is committed to the future strength of the province and the country. We advance policies and awareness campaigns to ensure Ontario produces the highly skilled workforce that is essential to our province’s prosperity.

We are committed to an Ontario where everyone has the opportunity to succeed.


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What's New?

Rethinking college education in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

In an April 5 address to the Canadian Club of Toronto, Colleges Ontario chair Fred Gibbons will examine the measures needed to effectively prepare grads for the new age of automation and economic disruption.

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Windsor Star - Skills shortage threatens to get worse

The chronic underfunding of colleges threatens to make the skills shortage worse, writes Linda Franklin, the president and CEO of Colleges Ontario.

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News release - New William G. Davis Innovation Fund encourages college students to pitch creative projects

Learn about this exciting new contest -- part of the 50th anniversary celebrations in 2017.

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Globe and Mail - Ontario colleges to ask Kathleen Wynne to boost funding

Colleges are seeking an urgent meeting with Premier Kathleen Wynne to address the chronic underfunding of college education.

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Fiscal sustainability of Ontario colleges

A new report by PwC Canada shows colleges face a cumulative funding shortfall of $1.9 billion by 2024-25.

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News release - $20-million fund will support innovation at Ontario's colleges

The province's new Colleges Applied Research and Development Fund promotes economic growth and new jobs.

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Toronto Sun - Colleges mark 50th anniversary

More than ever, college education in Ontario is the start of something amazing.

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News release - Ontario colleges are leading the fight to tackle climate change: Report

A new report highlights the colleges’ efforts to lead the province’s transition to a cleaner economy.

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Quick Links


2017 Higher Education Summit November 26-27
2017 Premier's Awards November 27
College Centre of Board Excellence
Opportunities in Ireland

Business, education and labour leaders unite to address Ontario's looming workforce shortage.