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 commisioning 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

Advocacy Resources:


Student Demographic Study

Letter to the Standing Committee of Finance and Economic Affairs: Expansion of Student Internship Exemption to Students of Private Career Colleges

Internship Exemptions Will Be Extended to Career Colleges

Career Colleges Ontario: Annual Report 2017-2018


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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