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Colleges praise decision to allow more students to complete their programs
Colleges praise decision to allow more students to complete their programs
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.
Statement from Ontario's college presidents - fall programs
Statement from Ontario's college presidents - fall programs
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.
Toronto Star - International students studying online will still qualify for Canadian work permits
Toronto Star - International students studying online will still qualify for Canadian work permits
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.
Cancellation of the 2020 Higher Education Summit and Premier's Awards gala
Cancellation of the 2020 Higher Education Summit and Premier's Awards gala
(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 releases 2019-20 annual report
Colleges Ontario releases 2019-20 annual report
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.
Ontario’s $25-million emergency investment in higher education promotes student success
Ontario’s $25-million emergency investment in higher education promotes student success
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.
Colleges adapting programs to provide continuity of learning in rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation
Colleges adapting programs to provide continuity of learning in rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation
Ontario’s colleges will be retooling their operations to establish alternate options for delivery of in-class programs and campus services.
Ontario’s colleges to release sexual violence survey results in coming weeks
Ontario’s colleges to release sexual violence survey results in coming weeks
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.
In It Together 2020: Foundations for promoting mental wellness in campus communities
In It Together 2020: Foundations for promoting mental wellness in campus communities
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.
Stand-alone nursing degrees at Ontario colleges will strengthen health-care training
Stand-alone nursing degrees at Ontario colleges will strengthen health-care training
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.
2020 budget submission - The Future of Work in Ontario
2020 budget submission - The Future of Work in Ontario
The Ontario colleges' submission for the 2020 provincial budget -- The Future of Work in Ontario -- calls for targeted investments in priorities such as mental health and applied research. It also calls for policy measures to reduce costs such as providing colleges with the option to offer stand-alone nursing degree programs.
Ontario launches marketing campaign to promote careers in the skilled trades
Ontario launches marketing campaign to promote careers in the skilled trades
Ontario Labour, Training and Skills Development Minister Monte McNaughton has announced a new marketing campaign to promote the well-paying and rewarding careers in the skilled trades.