Strong Support. Strong Voice. Quality Education. Student Success.
Career Colleges Ontario (CCO), formerly the Ontario Association of Career Colleges (OACC), is a non-profit organization established in 1973. The Association's purpose is to ensure that career colleges have a voice with the Ontario provincial government.
CCO currently has a membership of over 280 colleges across the province.
Every year, over 67,000 students enroll in one of Ontario's Career Colleges. Our members contribute to Ontario's economy by providing graduates in hundreds of essential, skilled fields such as IT, Business, Hairstyling, Police Foundations and Health Care.
In addition, CCO has been able to distinguish itself as an Association by offering a Financial Aid Office that operates in partnership with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities' Student Financial Assistance Branch. We also provide a Student Transcript Storage Service - that is approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities for Career Colleges to use.
Our primary objective at CCO is to ensure that our members' opinions are heard! Our strength as an organization is derived from our collective numbers.
Over the years, CCO has been instrumental in helping its members understand the issues that impact them and providing a unified voice within the sector.
Membership in CCO can help you and your staff understand the facts, keep informed and learn how to participate in the establishment of outcomes.