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 Training, Colleges and Universities to seek resolutions to issues affecting the career college sector and career college students
  • CCO meets with senior officials from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities 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
  • Transcript storage service for private career colleges and their students at a reduced rate
  • 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
  • Access to updates and information to stay up to date on matters that impact your 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
  • Listed in CCO's directory of members on its website and an online portal with resources for students
  • Access to 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
  • A network for career colleges to share information and best practices in relation to the successful delivery of relevant programs of study


Discounts offered to CCO Members are courtesy of the following strategic partners.

  • Members save 15% on HRdownloads™ Human Resources services
  • St Andrews Direct offers exclusive core insurance packages to CCO members
  • CCO members receive specially priced offers on printing and sign products from Sterling Marking Solutions


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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