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?

CTV News Northern Ontario - Colleges call for research money

Colleges say investments in applied research should be a priority in the 2016 Ontario Budget.

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News release - Ontario urged to invest in college-based applied research

Colleges are calling for an investment of $30 million into applied research that helps businesses grow and create jobs.

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Rabble - Why university graduates are increasingly enrolling in college programs

Growing numbers of university graduates are enrolling in college to get an opening to a career.

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Robert B. Reich to speak at Higher Education Summit

Former U.S. secretary of labor Robert B. Reich will be one of the featured speakers at this year's Higher Education Summit. The event runs Nov. 20 and 21 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto hotel.

News release - Ontario is urged to expand engineering degree programs at colleges

Colleges are calling for the Ontario government to address the need for more engineering grads in specialized areas.

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Maclean's - Why colleges are increasingly being seen as the smart choice

Colleges will play a central role in closing the skills gap and helping more people find rewarding careers.

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Toronto Star - Solving Ontario's post-secondary puzzle

The province needs a transformative plan for higher education, says David Agnew, the chair of Colleges Ontario and president of Seneca College.

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