Centennial College is Ontario’s first public college, established in 1966, serving the Greater Toronto Area with five distinct campuses. We’re known for our exemplary teaching, innovative programming and extensive partnership building. Centennial offers more than 400 diploma, certificate and degree programs in business, media, arts, community and consumer services, engineering technology, health care and transportation. Our programs promote experiential learning with laboratory instruction, co-op education and industry placements.
Centennial is on a transformative journey to position the College to meet the workforce needs of the future. Over the next few years, the College is focusing its efforts on academic and teaching excellence, institutional effectiveness and Indigenization, equity, diversity and inclusion. Our bold Academic Plan reinforces our commitment to all things student, ensuring the realization of their employment and educational aspirations, and enabling an environment of belonging and inspiration for all community members.
You can have a powerful impact on the lives and careers of the next generation by supporting students with a gift in your Will.
Help us remove financial barriers to post-secondary education and empower students for career success.
Today, over 18,000 full-time and 13,766 part-time students attend Centennial College, and most are facing significant financial challenges: 62% of domestic students at Centennial College rely on OSAP to fund their studies – 4% higher than any other post-secondary institution in Ontario.
For many students, the financial strain of pursuing a post-secondary education can be crippling.
“I wanted to find a way to support newcomers to Canada and a community college, which is a concept I believe in deeply. When I looked at Centennial’s location in the east end and learned about its high number of international students, I knew it would be the perfect choice. My own grandparents came to North America with nothing after fleeing religious persecution. Their children, and their children’s children – my generation – all benefitted tremendously from public education, so it was important to me to find a way to carry on that legacy.
Charitable bequests can allow you to direct your estate in a way that’s meaningful to you. Young people are the future. And Centennial is helping to give them the best possible start.”
– Bruce Cohen, retired financial journalist, who established an endowed scholarship that will specifically support students facing financial obstacles.