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News Releases - 2017

College graduates’ project to improve care for people with disabilities wins innovation contest

A unique proposal by some Ottawa college graduates to help people with disabilities get improved access to developmental services has won the $15,000 first prize in the Ontario colleges’ William G. Davis Innovation Fund contest.


Ontario students and post-secondary institutions make immediate call for new, integrated mental health strategy

Ontario’s students, colleges and universities are calling on the province to take immediate action on the growing problem of student mental health with an integrated strategy that begins in kindergarten and continues through high school, post-secondary life and adulthood.


Essential supports for at-risk Ontario college students creates $160-million shortfall: Deloitte

Providing essential supports and services for at-risk students at Ontario’s colleges has created a funding shortfall of over $160 million a year, says a new report by Deloitte.


Four colleges launch pilot projects to bring more local food to campuses

Four Ontario colleges are launching pilot projects aimed at having more locally grown food available for students on campus.


Ontario colleges celebrate nurses’ achievements

Ontario’s colleges are marking National Nursing Week by honouring the nurses who have dedicated their careers to caring for others and setting the highest standards for health care in the province.


Ontario’s 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, Ontario’s colleges said.


New funding helps more college students get valuable workplace experience

The announcement today of $190 million in provincial funding to help more students get meaningful work placements is an important step in creating a more highly skilled workforce.


Research reveals 83 per cent of college graduates secure employment within six months

As Ontario’s college system celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, new research confirms college education continues to be an effective and swift route to employment.


Community events and provincial tributes celebrate Colleges Week in Ontario

Community events, tributes at Queen’s Park and special receptions that promote students’ innovations and achievements will help mark today’s official kickoff of Colleges Week in Ontario.


New $50-million investment into Ontario’s colleges will strengthen programs for students

The Ontario government’s announcement today of $50 million in one-time capital grants for Ontario’s colleges will strengthen the quality of post-secondary programs provided to students.


New William G. Davis Innovation Fund encourages college students to pitch creative projects

To help mark the Ontario colleges’ 50th anniversary celebrations in 2017, colleges have launched a new William G. Davis Innovation Fund contest that encourages students and alumni to pitch creative projects and initiatives that will compete for cash prizes.


Colleges seek urgent meeting with Premier Wynne on $1.9-billion funding shortfall

Ontario’s 24 colleges are seeking an urgent meeting with Premier Kathleen Wynne to address the funding crisis that has colleges facing what could be a cumulative $1.9-billion shortfall by 2024-25.


$20-million fund will support innovation at Ontario’s colleges

The new $20-million Colleges Applied Research and Development Fund (CARDF) announced by Premier Kathleen Wynne will promote new economic growth, the Ontario Centres of Excellence and Colleges Ontario said today.