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70 per cent of Ontarians support the creation of three-year degrees at colleges: poll
70 per cent of Ontarians support the creation of three-year degrees at colleges: poll
Ontarians overwhelmingly support proposals to expand the range of career-focused degree programs at colleges with nearly 70 per cent supporting the creation of new three-year degree programs, a new poll has found.
Ontario’s colleges and universities urgently seek provincial support for a safe in-person reopening this fall
Ontario’s colleges and universities urgently seek provincial support for a safe in-person reopening this fall
Students, parents and other members of the post-secondary community seek greater clarity as they prepare for the start of a new academic year.
Janet Hope named new vice-president of policy and innovation at Colleges Ontario
Janet Hope named new vice-president of policy and innovation at Colleges Ontario
Janet Hope, an assistant deputy minister at the Ministry of Long-Term Care, is joining Colleges Ontario as the new vice-president of policy and innovation.
Letter from the Council of Ontario Medical Officers of Health - vaccinations
Letter from the Council of Ontario Medical Officers of Health - vaccinations
The Council of Ontario Medical Officers of Health has issued a letter to colleges and universities with recommendations for establishing vaccination policies.
Joint statement: Calling for a provincewide vaccine policy and safe pass
Joint statement: Calling for a provincewide vaccine policy and safe pass
Colleges Ontario and the Council of Ontario Universities call on the government to provide a provincewide policy that would require the vaccination of post-secondary students, staff and faculty, to help ensure optimal public health protection for all.
Statement from Ontario’s colleges on reconciliation
Statement from Ontario’s colleges on reconciliation
Colleges are committed to doing everything within our power to help ensure the nation fulfils the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s calls to action. Faculty and staff are listening and paying attention – on our campuses and in our communities.
New program to create huge increase in PSW training at Ontario’s colleges
New program to create huge increase in PSW training at Ontario’s colleges
The provincial government has announced a new accelerated training program for personal support workers (PSWs) that will produce a huge increase in the PSW training at Ontario’s colleges.
Colleges' submission for the 2021 Ontario Budget
Colleges' submission for the 2021 Ontario Budget
A strong workforce is pivotal to the province's economic renewal. To ensure the workforce has the professional expertise to restore Ontario as an economic powerhouse, the government's 2021 budget should make targeted investments in applied research, college equipment and apprenticeship training. 
New funding for micro-credentials will help more people find employment
New funding for micro-credentials will help more people find employment
The Ontario budget investment of $59.5 million to expand micro-credential retraining programs will help more people who are unemployed acquire the expertise to return to the workforce, Ontario’s colleges said today.
Free virtual speakers series - Striving and Thriving
Free virtual speakers series - Striving and Thriving
Colleges Ontario's virtual speakers series runs Nov. 16 to 19. Be sure to register for this FREE series where prominent public figures offer insightful analyses of today's top issues.
Windsor Star - Ontario must make adjustments to encourage careers in skilled trades
Windsor Star - Ontario must make adjustments to encourage careers in skilled trades
Colleges are eager to work with the province to promote more apprenticeship training and the great careers in the skilled trades, says guest columnist Linda Franklin, the president and CEO of Colleges Ontario.
Waterloo Region Record - Colleges need autonomy to help drive economic growth
Waterloo Region Record - Colleges need autonomy to help drive economic growth
To help power the economy, the Ontario government should give colleges more autonomy over their programs and credentials, says John Tibbits, the president of Conestoga College and chair of Colleges Ontario. This would include the autonomy to create new three-year degree programs and master's degree programs in specialized fields.