Advocacy. Services. Resources.

CCO exists to promote the interests of its membership with a strong voice and strong support.

Members enjoy the following benefits:


  • CCO builds relationships with government officials and attends government events to foster support for the career college sector
  • CCO meets regularly with the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development to seek resolutions to issues affecting the career college sector and career college students
  • CCO meets with senior officials from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development regularly to raise emerging issues of concern and provide feedback from the sector
  • CCO submits recommendations to the government on policy that impacts the career college sector and its students
  • CCO advocates on behalf of individual members where appropriate


  • Joining CCO gives career colleges access to services from both Career Colleges Ontario and the National Association of Career Colleges
  • CCO provides a student transcript storage service for private career colleges and their students at a reduced rate
  • CCO operates a Financial Aid Office for processing OSAP applications on behalf of its members and their students
  • CCO sponsors information and emergency meetings for the sector as needed
  • CCO communicates regularly with members to keep them up to date on matters that may impact their businesses
  • CCO organizes an annual provincial conference to provide opportunities for career college owners/managers/staff to network, attend information sessions, and participate in professional development sessions
  • CCO maintains a directory of members on its website and an online portal with resources for students
  • CCO provides discounted continuing education through our online training centre


  • CCO actively fields enquiries about the career college sector from potential students, students, parents, counselors, agencies, bureaucrats, MPPs, and the media
  • CCO provides a network for career colleges to share information and best practices in relation to the successful delivery of relevant programs of study



  • Members can now save 15% on HRdownloads Human Resources services.

Click here to download a membership application kit, or contact Dena Stuart, Administrative Assistant, at or at (519) 752-2124 ext. 200 for further information.



CCO Members

Membership in CCO can help you and your staff understand the facts, keep informed and learn how to participate in the establishment of outcomes.

If you are not a member please apply for membership to get full access to our website and many other benefits.

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The Voice -

The latest issue of The Voice is now available. In this issue, our Expert Contributors explore the new OSAP and the results of the first-of-its-kind Career College Student Demographics Report. The Voice is an online magazine published by CCO and distributed to its members and affiliates. The Voice features articles from experts on key topics impacting the career college sector and shared best practices.
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Over half of Ontario private career college students already have post-secondary education

Career Colleges Ontario publishes new report on student demographics
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Evaluation of the Second Career Program

In 2015, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) contracted an evaluation of the Second Career program to assess the long-term evidence on its use and effectiveness for displaced workers in Ontario. The ministry has since published the report this month.
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