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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.
Ontario urged to create new strategy to expand degree programs at colleges
Ontario urged to create new strategy to expand degree programs at colleges
Ontario’s colleges are calling for a new provincial strategy for post-secondary education that will expand the range of degree programs at colleges, including the creation of career-focused three-year degree programs and master’s programs in specialized fields.
Conestoga College president John Tibbits is new chair of Colleges Ontario
Conestoga College president John Tibbits is new chair of Colleges Ontario
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 Future of Ontario's Workers
The Future of Ontario's Workers
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.