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.


Highlights of the Ontario colleges' 50th anniversary

Learn all about the provincewide celebration of the Ontario college system's 50th anniversary in 2017.


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?

Maclean's - How students turn on-the-job training into college credit

A unique partnership between Ontario's colleges and McDonald's highlights the efforts to help people in the workforce build on their qualifications and expertise.

Click here to read the story.

Highlights from the 2017 Premier's Awards gala

Be sure to check out the photos, tweets, opening video and more from the 2017 Premier's Awards gala for outstanding college graduates.

Click here to read the Storify post.

News release - Ontario honours outstanding college graduates

Learn about the six winners of the 2017 Premier's Awards for outstanding college graduates and the 2017 recipient of the Minister's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Click here to read the news release.

News release - College graduates' project to improve care for people with disabilities wins innovation contest

A unique proposal to improve care for people with disabilities won the $15,000 first prize in the William G. Davis Innovation Fund contest.

Click here to read the news release.

Career opportunities at Colleges Ontario

Colleges Ontario is looking for a new Vice-President of Research and Policy, and for a new Senior Research and Policy Advisor.

Click here to read about the employment opportunities.

National Post - Post-secondary groups call for beefed up mental health services for students

Ontario must strengthen the support provided to post-secondary students with mental health issues.

Click here to read the Canadian Press story.

Globe and Mail - Why students choose to study business at college

Graduates of the colleges' business programs find rewarding careers in a wide range of fields, says Linda Franklin, the president and CEO of Colleges Ontario.

Click here to read the story.

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.

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