Better Access to Postsecondary Education in the North

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Ontario is helping six northern colleges work together to expand access to in-demand programs and improve student access to education in the North.

Collège Boréal, Cambrian College, Canadore College, Confederation College, Northern College and Sault College are designing and delivering shared programming to improve and expand access to training opportunities in eight subject areas — business, hospitality, media arts, health, community services, technology, trades and aviation.


Ontario’s investment in the Northern Colleges Collaborative Programming Project will help the colleges work together to:
Streamline resources to ensure long-term financial stability
Use their proven experience in technology-enabled learning to provide more students with access to postsecondary education
Improve the quality and efficiency of administrative and service delivery such as IT, program scheduling, curriculum generation and registration functions
Helping improve postsecondary education in northern Ontario is part of the government’s economic plan for Ontario. The four-part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people’s talents and skills, building new public infrastructure like roads and transit, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives and building a secure savings plan so everyone can afford to retire