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, an assistant deputy minister at the Ministry of Long-Term Care, is joining Colleges Ontario as the new vice-president of policy and innovation.
The Council of Ontario Medical Officers of Health has issued a letter to colleges and universities with recommendations for establishing vaccination policies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.