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?

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.

News release - Ontario colleges celebrate nurses' achievements

The colleges' nursing graduates are setting the highest standards for health care in the province.

Click here to read the news release.

News release - Ontarioís colleges say budget commitments will produce a more highly skilled workforce

Measures announced in the 2017 Ontario Budget will allow more students to acquire the professional and technical qualifications to pursue rewarding careers.

Click here to read the news release.

News release - New funding helps more college students get valuable workplace experience

The provincial announcement of $190 million to provide more workplace experiences for students will strengthen Ontario's future workforce.

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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.

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.

Click here to read the news release.


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.