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?

Jean Chrétien and Chris Hadfield to headline the 2014 Higher Education Summit

More than 800 delegates are expected to attend the annual conference and Premier's Awards gala on Nov. 23 and 24 in Toronto.

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Barrie Examiner - Expand college degrees to tackle youth unemployment

Ontario must expand the range of career-focused degree programs at colleges, says Georgian College president MaryLynn West-Moynes.

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Huffington Post - Canada can help the unemployed by focusing on colleges

The OECD has confirmed that colleges drive post-secondary success rates, says Linda Franklin, the president and CEO of Colleges Ontario.

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Recognizing outstanding college graduates

There have been 114 Ontario college graduates nominated for the 2014 Premier's Awards.

Click here to learn about the Premier's Awards nominees.

More than 83 per cent of college graduates find work within six months

Statistics show that college education continues to be an excellent route to employment.

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Toronto Star - Schools take on skills shortage

The career-focused programs at Ontario's colleges are helping to address the skills mismatch.

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Ontario's Colleges: Creating a Highly Skilled Workforce for the New Economy

This report highlights the achievements of the colleges’ labour-market training in preparing people for successful careers.

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Quick Links


Book of Experts

Premier's Awards

November 24, 2014

College Centre of Board Excellence

Closing the Skills Gap

Opportunities in Ireland

Business, education and labour leaders unite to address Ontario's looming workforce shortage.