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News Releases - 2013

Province honours outstanding college leaders

Ontario is honouring college leaders for making significant social and economic contributions to the province.

Alan Alda and Sir Ken Robinson to headline Higher Education Summit

More than 800 delegates from across Ontario will be attending the Higher Education Summit and the Premier’s Awards for outstanding college graduates in Toronto. The two-day annual conference runs Sunday, Nov. 17, and Monday, Nov. 18, at the Fairmont Royal York hotel.


Book of Experts provides quick online access to Ontario college expertise

Reporters seeking to find college experts on everything from the skills mismatch and youth unemployment to biotechnology and acute-care nursing can find a full range of sources thanks to an online tool produced by Ontario’s 24 public colleges.


Colleges urge province to act on HEQCO recommendation to address three-year degrees

Ontario’s colleges are calling on the provincial government to act on the recommendation from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) to create a growth plan for colleges that addresses the issue of college degree programs.


Applications to Ontario's colleges at highest level ever

Applications to Ontario’s 24 public colleges are at their highest level ever this year with 180,000 people seeking to enrol in first-year, full-time programs, Colleges Ontario announced today.


Youth Jobs Strategy will help address the skills mismatch

The Ontario Youth Jobs Strategy that was approved today as part of the Ontario budget represents a significant step in addressing the skills mismatch, said Colleges Ontario president and CEO Linda Franklin.


Colleges pleased with government measures to tackle youth unemployment

The Ontario government's announcement today of a new Youth Jobs Strategy is being applauded by Ontario's colleges.


Colleges support HEQCO's call for government to make a decision on three-year degrees

Ontario’s colleges support the statement in a new Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) report that calls on the province to make a decision on proposed three-year degree programs at the colleges.


Colleges disappointed with tuition announcement

Ontario’s colleges are disappointed the provincial government’s new restrictions on tuition increases come as colleges are already struggling with disproportionate cost pressures from last year’s provincial budget.


New centre for mental health provides important help to college students

Ontario’s colleges are pleased to see the announcement of funding for a new centre for innovation in campus mental health that will improve the delivery of services for students throughout the province.