What is Education at Work Ontario?

Education at Work Ontario (EWO) strives to promote and foster co-operative education of the highest quality, while ensuring an integral partnership between students, employers and post-secondary educational institutions.


Education at Work Ontario (EWO)Our Vision

Education at Work Ontario (EWO) is the established voice of Post-Secondary Co-operative Education in Ontario.

Our Mission

The mission of EWO is to advocate and facilitate co-operative education as an essential component of post-secondary education, while providing quality service and support to its stakeholders. EWO will succeed in this mission through the following:

  • Commitment to the ongoing professional development of co-operative education practitioners who are accountable, supportive and sensitive to the current needs, issues and education of co-op stakeholders.
  • Promotion of ethical and professional standards for co-operative education programs in Ontario.
  • Responsibility for the relevance and integrity of the organization's purpose, goals and objectives.

Education at Work Ontario has a membership of over 180 co-op educators, working with more than 40,000 co-op students, at 37 colleges and universities.

Education at Work Ontario (EWO) was previously known as Co-op Ontario. Co-op Ontario was formed in 1997, through the amalgamation of the University Co-operative Educators (UCEO) and the College Co-operative Educators (CCEO) of Ontario.

Our History

Education at Work Ontario (EWO) was previously known as Co-op Ontario. Co-op Ontario was formed in 1997, through the amalgamation of the University Co-operative Educators (UCEO) and the College Co-operative Educators (CCEO) of Ontario.


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