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?

News release - Celebrating Ontario's college leaders

Learn about the winners of this year's Premier's Awards for outstanding college graduates and the winner of the Minister's Lifetime Achievement Award.

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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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Media advisory - Rick Hansen and David Frum to headline the Higher Education Summit

About 800 delegates attended the Nov. 15 and 16 conference and Premier's Awards gala in Toronto.

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Enrolment at Ontario's colleges hits record level in 2015

More than 237,000 students are enrolled in full-time college programs this year.

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Huffington Post - Higher education must put more emphasis on career success

Politicians, the media and opinion leaders must put more value on the full range of post-secondary options, says Linda Franklin, the president and CEO of Colleges Ontario.

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Ontario's colleges: Time to chart a new direction in higher education

David Agnew, the president of Seneca College and chair of Colleges Ontario, calls for a transformation of higher education in a speech to the Canadian Club of Toronto.

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New eCampus Ontario portal helps more students pursue college education

The province's new portal allows more people to access online college courses that lead to meaningful careers.

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