College System Events

College Dialogues

2019 dates to be announced

Ontario College Dialogues provide an opportunity for high school guidance counsellors to meet representatives from Ontario's colleges and get information on degree, diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs, admissions, financial aid, graduate success, new college facilities and more.

There will be opportunities to visit individual college booths during morning registration and lunch to obtain additional information on each college.

For further details on the College Dialogue event in your region and to register, visit

Skills Ontario Competition

May 6 - 8, 2019 – Toronto Congress Centre

The Skills Ontario Competition is Canada's largest skilled trades competition.  Over 2,100 students vie for medals in 68 remarkably diverse contest areas, as a crowd of 35,000+ captivated visitors cheers them on.  The competition offers a unique opportunity for students who are pursuing a career in the skilled trades to excel, rise above the crowd, and demonstrate their skills and their enthusiasm for their career choices to educators, family and friends.

The Skills Ontario Competition offers many resources and insights into postsecondary options through the Career Exploration Showcase, where many of Ontario's colleges as well as have exhibit booths for students to visit.

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College Information Program (CIP)

September 24, 2018 - October 26, 2018 – Locations across Ontario

Throughout the fall, guidance and employment counsellors, high school students, adult students and potential learners from across Ontario have the opportunity to meet representatives from the province's colleges through the College Information Program (CIP).

2018 CIP Schedule

Ontario College Information Fair

Enercare Centre
Exhibition Place, Toronto

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 – 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 – 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Ontario School Counsellors' Association (OSCA) Conference

November 4 - 6, 2018 – Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Airport and Conference Centre

The Ontario School Counsellors' Association (OSCA) Conference provides professional development for high school guidance counsellors and career educators, student success teachers and other educators.  Over the course of the three-day conference, delegates have the opportunity to make new professional and personal contacts, network with other guidance and career educators and learn from dynamic keynote speakers.  Workshops and presentations give attendees opportunities to learn about innovative programs and resources that will benefit the students they assist.

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Quick Links

College Dialogues website
College Dialogues Poster (.pdf)
Skills Ontario website
OCIF website
OSCA website