Centennial College

Education

About

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. 

Our Impact

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.

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Legal Name

Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology

Charity Number

10688 4760 RR0001

How your gift will be used

How your gift will be used:

Help the next generation of Centennial students pursue their dreams!

You can create a scholarship, bursary or choose to support a specific project or program such as:

  • Endowed Scholarships  in your name or in the name of a loved one and presented in perpetuity, supporting generations of students and creating a lasting legacy
  • Innovative Research Projects: Centennial College is ranked among the top 10 in applied research activity according to Research Infosource’s latest ranking of Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges
  • Sustainable Campus Expansion Projects: Centennial College is constructing the first zero-carbon, mass timber higher-education building in the country, designed based on the concept of ‘two-eyed seeing.’ Forming a new gateway structure at Centennial’s Progress Campus, the $105-million expansion to the A Block Building will embody the College’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and sustainable design

Centennial College Highlights:

  • 200,000 proud Centennial College alumni worldwide!
  • Over 18,000 full-time and 13,766 part-time students
  • Centennial College operates out of five campuses, from Morningside to our East, through to Downsview to our West.
  • 32% of our students are the first in their family to attend a post-secondary institution
  • 63% of our students were born outside of Canada

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