What we do

Click here for a Message from our CEO. 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 do 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

Our government shares Polytechnics Canada’s vision of supporting promising applied research and developing the ideas and skills needed in the workplace to help Canadian firms develop new products and adopt innovative processes and technologies.

James Rajotte, Member of Parliament