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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Huffington Post - Supporting colleges' applied research will keep Ontario competitive

Read the blog by Colleges Ontario president and CEO Linda Franklin on the importance of applied research at colleges.

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Registration has started for the 2015 Higher Education Summit

Featured speakers this year include Paralympic athlete Rick Hansen, author and scientist Daniel J. Levitin, social media expert Sue Gardner, and economic inequality expert Richard V. Reeves.

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Sudbury Star - Youth unemployment an issue: Sudbury colleges

Colleges are urging the provincial government to work with educators and businesses to address youth unemployment.

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Colleges call for Ontario to focus on youth unemployment

The release of Colleges Ontario's new strategic plan, Fuelling Prosperity, includes a call for steps to address youth unemployment.

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Huffington Post - More apprenticeship training will help grow Ontario's economy

The provincial government has made important new investments into apprenticeship training, says Linda Franklin, the president and CEO of Colleges Ontario.

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Results show 84% of college graduates find employment within six months

The 2015 Key Performance Indicators show college education remains an effective route to employment.

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