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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What's New?

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.

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.

News release - New $50-million investment into Ontario's colleges will strengthen programs for students

A provincial announcement of $50 million in grants will help produce a more highly qualified workforce in Ontario.

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Rethinking college education in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

In an address to the Canadian Club of Toronto, Colleges Ontario chair Fred Gibbons examined the measures needed to prepare grads for the new age of automation and economic disruption.

Click here to see the speech.

Windsor Star - Skills shortage threatens to get worse

The chronic underfunding of colleges threatens to make the skills shortage worse, writes Linda Franklin, the president and CEO of Colleges Ontario.

Click here to read the column.

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.

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Toronto Sun - Colleges mark 50th anniversary

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

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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.