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?

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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Media advisory - Robert B. Reich, Bill McKibben and Clara Hughes to speak at 2016 Higher Education Summit

The impressive lineup of speakers this year includes former U.S. secretary of labor Robert B. Reich, environmental activist Bill McKibben and Olympian Clara Hughes.

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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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Toronto Sun - Apprenticeship reform on horizon?

Ontario should create a centralized application process for apprenticeship training.

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Toronto Star - College or university? For many, the answer is both

Growing numbers of employers are seeking graduates with a mix of both college and university education.

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News release - Ontario approves expansion of engineering degrees at colleges

Colleges will be creating new engineering degree programs in highly specialized areas.

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2016 Higher Education Summit

Higher Education Summit November 20-21
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.