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.


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Let's Keep in touch

What's New?

Career opportunities at Colleges Ontario

Colleges Ontario is looking for a new Vice-President of Research and Policy, and for a new Senior Research and Policy Advisor.

Click here to read about the employment opportunities.

National Post - Post-secondary groups call for beefed up mental health services for students

Ontario must strengthen the support provided to post-secondary students with mental health issues.

Click here to read the Canadian Press story.

Globe and Mail - Why students choose to study business at college

Graduates of the colleges' business programs find rewarding careers in a wide range of fields, says Linda Franklin, the president and CEO of Colleges Ontario.

Click here to read the story.

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

A new report says colleges are spending $160 million above provincial funding for essential supports and services.

Click here to read the news release.

2016-17 apprenticeship KPIs now available

Independently gathered key performance indicators have been released for students in apprenticeship programs.

Click here to see the results.

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.


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