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?

Toronto Sun - Colleges mark 50th anniversary

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

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Toronto Star - Students with university degrees who seek skills for jobs turn to colleges

As Ontario colleges celebrate the system's 50th anniversary this year, there is growing recognition of the value of college education.

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Colleges seek commitment to long-term sustainability

In a submission to the province, colleges are calling for the 2017 Ontario Budget to commit to the sustainability of college education.

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News release - Celebrating Ontario's outstanding college graduates

A top NBCUniversal executive and an internationally recognized photojournalist were among the winners of the 2016 Premier's Awards for outstanding college graduates.

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Evolllution - College-employer partnership signals new horizons for Ontario's workforce

An agreement that helps McDonald's managers pursue further education is an important innovation in workforce training, says Linda Franklin, the president and CEO of Colleges Ontario.

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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


2016 Premier's Awards November 21
College Centre of Board Excellence

Book of Experts

Opportunities in Ireland

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