Colleges Ontario is pleased to announce that John Tibbits, the president and CEO of Conestoga College, has started a two-year term as the new chair of Colleges Ontario, the association representing Ontario’s 24 public colleges.
The StrategyCorp Institute of Public Policy and Economy has released a white paper about Ontario's workforce that recommends measures to promote economic recovery. Its recommendations include a call for colleges to get more autonomy to work with employers to create new programs that fulfil local demand.
The Ontario government has announced that in-person education and training at colleges will resume in July on a limited basis. This ensures more students will complete their programs and acquire the expertise sought by employers.
Ontario’s colleges are getting ready for the fall semester. Colleges remain committed to providing safe environments for students and employees while ensuring learning continues.
Ottawa has confirmed that students outside the country who study Canadian post-secondary courses online can still qualify for a post-graduation permit to work in Canada.
(Toronto, May 12, 2020) – As colleges manage the wide-ranging and ongoing challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Colleges Ontario has confirmed it has cancelled the Higher Education Summit and Premier’s Awards gala in 2020.
Colleges Ontario's 2019-20 annual report highlights many of the achievements from the past year and describes how the policy changes help ensure colleges will be at the forefront of Ontario's economic recovery efforts.
The Ontario government’s announcement of $25 million in emergency funding for post-secondary education is a major investment in student success as the province continues to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak.
Ontario’s colleges will be retooling their operations to establish alternate options for delivery of in-class programs and campus services.
Colleges are assessing the results of the first-ever student survey on sexual violence and sexual harassment. Following consultations with each college's task force on sexual violence, the survey results will be publicly released.
The College Student Alliance and the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance -- in collaboration with Colleges Ontario and the Council of Ontario Universities -- has released a report, "In It Together 2020," on mental health challenges facing today's post-secondary students. This updated version of a report first released in 2017 continues to call for a comprehensive strategy to improve services for students.
The Ontario government’s decision to give colleges the option to deliver stand-alone nursing degree programs will produce more qualified nurses to fill key shortages in many communities.