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.


Ontario colleges: Powering a high-performance economy

Colleges work closely with businesses to produce graduates with the professional qualifications for the new economy. Watch the video to learn more.


Want to go to college?

Are you looking to apply to an Ontario public college? Click on the banner:

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Let's Keep in touch

What's New?

News release - Essential supports for at-risk Ontario college students creates $160-million shortfall: Deloitte

A new report says colleges are spending $160 million above provincial funding for essential supports and services.

Click here to read the news release.

2016-17 apprenticeship KPIs now available

Independently gathered key performance indicators have been released for students in apprenticeship programs.

Click here to see the results.

Windsor Star - University graduate back at college to meet labour market demands

Many university graduates enrol in college programs to acquire professional skills that open doors to new careers.

Click here to read the story.

News release - Four colleges launch pilot projects to bring more local food to campuses

A new initiative is promoting environmental sustainability and bringing healthier food options to students.

Click here to read the news release.

TVO - Ontario's colleges have come a long way in 50 years

College education in Ontario has grown to become one of the most successful post-secondary systems in the world, writes the Agenda's Steve Paikin.

Click here to read the blog post.


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.