Our focus has always been on preparing graduates to enter the workforce, while teaching our students to be leaders. We’ve worked to build lasting partnerships with local communities, while preparing our graduates to succeed globally.
We believe a Centennial education is an education without borders, because the world has changed, and so have we. We’ve recreated our College, giving ourselves a unique position in the marketplace and the world. We are now prepared for the next set of challenges: To be more innovative and entrepreneurial, to further exploit the benefits of technology, to creatively engage our employees, to build more bridges with communities and employers and to see our graduates do meaningful work and have meaningful lives.
eCampusOntario is a provincially-funded non-profit organization that leads a consortium of the province’s publicly-funded colleges, universities and indigenous institutes to develop and test online learning tools to advance the use of education technology and digital learning environments. Officially registered as the Ontario Online Learning Consortium (OOLC) and referred to as eCampusOntario we:
Toronto's George Brown College prepares innovative, adaptable graduates with the skills to thrive in a rapidly changing job market. With three campuses in the downtown core, the college blends theory with experiential learning, applied research, and entrepreneurship opportunities. George Brown offers 164 full-time programs and 180 continuing education certificates/designations across a wide variety of professions. The college has more than 27,100 full-time students, including 29 percent international students, and receives more than 58,000 continuing education registrations annually. Students can earn certificates, diplomas, graduate certificates, apprenticeships, and degrees.
Humber College is focused on our students' future. As a global leader in polytechnic education, Humber students receive in-depth theoretical learning and hands-on experience with applied research and extensive industry connections. Humber provides career-focused education to more than 38,000 full-time and 19,000 part-time students and professional learners in-person at three main Toronto locations and online. A comprehensive range of credentials, including honours undergraduate degrees, Ontario graduate certificates, diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates, prepare career-ready global citizens to move seamlessly from education to employment. More than 86 per cent of Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies.
OCAD University is Canada’s largest and oldest university for art and design. Students in 18 undergraduate programs and seven graduate programs learn how to use their creativity to address today’s challenges. Our students benefit from hands-on studio learning in small class sizes and have access to state-of-the-art shops and studios for both traditional and digital creation. Alongside a diverse and supportive team of instructors and peers, our students gain employable skills that will help them get paid doing what they love while driving Canada’s creative economy. Our graduates work in different sectors such as urban planning, environmental design, gaming, film, animation, publishing, illustration, graphic design and arts administration.
Ryerson University is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-oriented education. Urban, culturally diverse and inclusive, the University is home to more than 48,000 students, including 2,900 Master’s and PhD students, 4,000 faculty and staff, and over 225,000 alumni worldwide. A committed city builder known for its programs and urban research, the University facilitates research collaborations and mobilizes knowledge through its City Building Ryerson (CBR) initiative. At Ryerson, city building is about bold thinking that will shape the future of the city we call home as well as urban centres around the globe.
*In August 2021, the university announced it would begin a renaming process to address the legacy of Egerton Ryerson for a more inclusive future.
Seneca is taking on the great challenges of our time – rebuilding the economy, equity and sustainability – while navigating through the pandemic safely. We’re delivering great polytechnic education that combines rigorous academics with practical training. From health care to technology, business to creative arts, community services to arts and sciences, we help students get ready to make their mark in the world. We’re #SenecaProud of our expert faculty, excellent staff and outstanding facilities. We have deep connections with industry and offer thousands of co-op and work placements to get our graduates job-ready. Full-time or part-time, in-person or online, students choose the option that suits them.
Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports research and training in the humanities and social sciences.
Toronto Collaboration Platform
Toronto Collaboration Platform (TOCP) is a partnership between the City of Toronto, CivicLabTO, eCampusOntario and eight of Toronto’s higher education institutions (HEIs).
When COVID-19 struck, the City of Toronto, eCampusOntario, and the eight HEIs in the city began working together to collaborate on research and development projects to support Toronto’s communities, economy, and post-COVID-19. This included mobilizing faculty and students at GTA HEIs to support businesses and organizations. These eight institutions worked with the City of Toronto to select priority research projects that were subsequently co-funded by Mitacs and NSERC. As a result, eight projects from a cross section of industries and disciplines went live in November 2020. These projects have not only supported COVID-19 recovery efforts throughout the city, but they have also provided students with jobs, experiential learning opportunities and micro-credentials as part of their participation.
TOCP is back for a second round of projects, this time with a focus beyond the scope of COVID-19. Given its success, TOCP will be the model for a province-wide innovation platform which will facilitate collaboration between HEIs, municipalities and businesses across the province.
City of Toronto
Toronto is home to more than 2.9 million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture and innovation, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses.
University of Toronto
Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto (U of T) has evolved into Canada’s leading institution of learning, discovery and knowledge creation. With more than 90,000 students across three campuses (St. George, Mississauga and Scarborough) and over 450,000 alumni active in every region of the world, U of T’s influence is felt in every area of human endeavour. U of T is dedicated to fostering an academic community in which the learning and scholarship of every member may flourish, with vigilant protection for individual human rights, and a resolute commitment to the principles of equal opportunity, equity and justice.
York University is a modern, multi-campus, urban university located in Toronto, Ontario. Backed by a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, alumni and partners, we bring a uniquely global perspective to help solve societal challenges, drive positive change and prepare our students for success. York's fully bilingual Glendon Campus is home to Southern Ontario's Centre of Excellence for French Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education. York’s campuses in Costa Rica and India offer students exceptional transnational learning opportunities and innovative programs. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet, and our future.