What we do

Click here for our 2015 Federal Budget Recommendations. Polytechnics Canada is a small, not-for-profit association based in Ottawa that represents Canada's 11 leading publicly-funded colleges, institutes, and polytechnics.

Polytechnics Canada is an association. We not offer any academic programming. We do not accredit or certify any educational programs.

Polytechnics Canada conducts public policy research, development, and analysis. We do not execute any programs, grants or contribution agreements.

Polytechnics Canada is entirely member funded. We do not receive any government funding.



What People are Saying

“College applied research now has a specific recognition in new and existing federal programs - recognition not because we are colleges, but because the notion that our institutions have the facilities, the faculty, the enterprising students and above all the ideas by which to help industry gain productivity is now becoming accepted.”

Nobina Robinson, CEO of Polytechnics Canada - May 2011