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.
To shape the future of Ontario's economy and workforce through leadership in Work-Integrated Learning.
To provide a consolidated voice for Ontario’s post-secondary Work-Integrated Learning sector as we promote and enable the successful integration of students and industry.
- Students: We have a student-centered approach while acknowledging the brilliant collaboration between industry, higher education, and students that make Work-Integrated Learning successful for all stakeholders
- Learning: We believe life-long learning happens inside and outside of the classroom and it's our collective responsibility to promote meaningful learning experiences for our community
- Integrity: We endeavor to demonstrate high standards of professionalism, honesty, transparency, and fairness while committed to representing the best interests of our stakeholders
- Inclusivity: We know that our strength is derived from the diversity of our community and we fundamentally believe that all students deserve equitable access to WIL experiences
- Advocacy for Work-Integrated Learning through active engagement with government and all stakeholders
- Promote Work-Integrated Learning to employers and community partners
- Empower Work-Integrated Learning practitioners in Ontario through engaging professional development, relevant resources and supports
- Enable a sustainable organization, through continuous improvement and strong governance
- Deliver value to our members and provide opportunities to get involved, learn, and contribute to our community
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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