Policy positions

Colleges Ontario produces policy positions on key issues, from economic competitiveness to education policies to the workforce needs in the health-care system.


Pre-budget submission on mental health

A joint letter from associations representing post-secondary students and the colleges and universities urges the Ontario government to invest in improved mental health services for students.


In It Together: Taking Action on Student Mental Health

Providing effective support for mental health challenges is one of the most pressing issues on post-secondary campuses today.


Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence Policy and Protocol Template

Ontario’s colleges have finalized a stand-alone policy and protocol on sexual assault and sexual violence that will be publicly promoted at each college.


Opening Doors to Nursing Degrees: Time for Action

A new report from Colleges Ontario calls for the province to allow colleges to offer stand-alone nursing degree programs.


Focus on Mental Health

This 2012 report looks at mental health and post-secondary students as discussed at the Focus on Mental Health conference in Toronto last spring.


Improving Student Outcomes and Patient Care

This 2005 report provides research and analysis of the fiscal pressures of clinical education in the college system, the impact of health services reform in recent years, and a financial analysis of clinical education models used by college programs. The report discusses the major challenges to providing clinical education in Ontario colleges’ health sciences programs, including regional issues, and contains recommendations to address future sustainability of clinical education.


Beyond the Stethoscope

Beyond the Stethoscope is a study of Ontario’s human resource requirements in a reformed health care system. The report discusses the growing labour market demand for practitioners in a wide range of health care disciplines, and the role colleges can play in meeting the challenge.