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?

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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Colleges applaud government's major investment in apprenticeship training in Ontario

The new funding is a tremendous commitment to apprenticeship programs, said David Agnew, the president of Seneca College and chair of Colleges Ontario.

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Ontario's colleges finalize stand-alone policy on sexual assault and sexual violence

The new policy helps promote safe campuses and effective support for survivors of sexual assaults and sexual violence.

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Kingston Whig-Standard - Ontario should approve stand-alone nursing degrees at colleges

A number of colleges are ready to offer their own nursing degree programs, says St. Lawrence College president Glenn Vollebregt.

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Cross Country Checkup (CBC) - Are young people getting the post-secondary education they need?

Rex Murphy was at Algonquin College's Pembroke campus to discuss the role colleges play in preparing people for successful careers.

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Toronto Star - Ontario colleges create sex assault policy

Campuses must be safe and welcoming and ensure there is immediate and effective help for victims, says Linda Franklin, the president and CEO of Colleges Ontario.

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