Advocacy

Providing a strong voice for Ontario’s Career College sector through advocacy


CCO’s primary objective is to provide a strong and unified voice for Ontario’s Career Colleges. CCO staff and board members advocate on behalf of its member colleges and their students through various means during the course of the year. Advocacy activities include attending meetings with bureaucrats and political officials on a regular basis, writing response letters and papers, and commissioning studies. Please find a selection of our annual advocacy activities below as well as a copy of Career Colleges Ontario's Issues Briefing Book. For more information on CCO’s advocacy work, contact info@careercollegesontario.ca.

Advocacy Resources:

 

2016-2017

Issue Briefing Book - Published August 2016

CCO's Response to the PCC Act Modernization

CCO's Response to the Forum of Labour Market Ministers’ Discussion Paper

Career Colleges Ontario: Annual Report 2016-2017

2015 - 2016

Career Colleges Ontario: Annual Report 2015-2016

Presentation to the Standing Committee on Social Policy regarding Bill 132 and proposed amendments to the Private Career Colleges Act

2014 - 2015

Career Colleges Ontario: Annual report 2014 - 2015

2013 - 2014

Career Colleges Ontario: Annual Report 2013 - 2014

Students First: Recommendations for Amendments to the PCC Act, 2005

2012 - 2013

The Impact of Ontario Career Colleges

Strengthening Ontario's Centres of Creativity, Innovation and Knowledge: Response from the Ontario Association of Career Colleges

Ontario Pre-Budget Consultation Submission

Ontario Pre-Budget Consultation Presentation (VIDEO)


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News

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Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs

CCO's CEO, Sharon E. Maloney, pens a letter to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. The letter gives appreciation to the fact that PCC students will now benefit from the expansion of the Internship exemption and expresses concern over the introduction of nondescript criteria that may disqualify some students.
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Upcoming Events

45th Annual Conference
Date 5/30/2018

CCO’s annual conference is a gathering of career colleges and their stakeholders across the province in celebration of the sector, its students and the continued progress being made in recognition of the important role career colleges play in Ontario’s postsecondary education system

45th Annual Conference

CCO’s annual conference is a gathering of career colleges and their stakeholders across the province in celebration of the sector, its students and the continued progress being made in recognition of the important role career colleges play in Ontario’s postsecondary education system - 5/30/2018
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