CCO is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, which consists of up to 16 elected private career college owners and managers. The composition of the board reflects the diversity in the sector, with owners and managers coming from varied backgrounds and college sizes.

The collective experience and diversity of the board serve to ensure that the needs of the membership are met and each individual college’s voice is heard.


CCO Awards 2018: Outstanding Graduate in Applied Arts
Joshua Georgiades

Trebas Institute

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CCO Board of Directors 2020/2021

Executive Committee

Adrian Sharma
Board Chair

Cestar College of Business, Health and Technology

400-265 Yorkland Blvd. Toronto, ON M2J 1S5

Phone: (416) 485-8588

Fax: (416) 485-3505

Carmen Valero
Vice Board Chair

Canadian College of Educators

1370 Dundas St E, Suite 203
Mississauga, ON L4Y 4G4

Phone: (905) 896-0000

Luisa Tanzi

Trebas Institute

543 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M4Y 1Y5

Phone: (514) 845-4141

Don Thibert
Past Chair

Westervelt College

39 King George Road, Brantford, ON N3R 5K2

Phone: (519) 752-4859


Nadine Baladi

Greystone College

443 University Ave, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2H6, Canada

Phone: (415) 806-9961

Carlos Carvalho

CTS Canadian Career College

8 – 1495 Seymour St
North Bay, ON P1A 0C5

Phone: (705) 495-1200

Jill Desjardins

C J Health Care College

1371 Neilson Road
Scarborough, ON M1B 4Z8

Phone: (416) 283-8252

Frank Gerencser

triOS College Business Technology Healthcare

6755 Mississauga Road, Suite 103, Mississauga, ON L5N 7Y2

Phone: (905) 814-7212

George Hood

Herzing College

202-220 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2H1

Phone: (416) 599-6996
Fax: (416) 599-0192

Craig McDonald

MetalWorks Institute

1-3611 Mavis Road
Mississauga, ON L5C 1T7

Phone: (647) 447-2225

Greg Nichol

Toronto Film School

2000 Steeles Avenue West, Concord, ON L4K 4N1

Phone: (905) 669-0544
Fax: (905) 669-0551

Ehsan Safdari

Toronto School of Management

300-22 College Street
Toronto ON, M5G 1K2

Phone: (416) 800-2204

Ed Stavnitzky

Edge Academy

109-3228 South Service Road
Burlington, ON L7N 3H8

Phone: (905) 689-9876

Dean Tremain

Canadian Business College

2 Bloor Street West 22nd Floor, Toronto, ON, M4W 3E2

Phone: (519) 940-1886

External Advisors

Paul Kitchin
Former Executive Director, CCO

Phone:  (519) 717-8967

David McCarroll, CPA
PCC Consultant

1662 Heathside Crescent, Pickering, ON, L1V 5V6

Phone: (416) 578-5134

Dr. Terry Miosi
Quality Assessors International
Ann Robinson
ARC Advantage

CCO Affiliates