About NACC

Since the 1800’s, regulated career colleges have been an integral part of the Canadian educational landscape.

Who We Are:

NACC is a national association representing 500 regulated career colleges from across the country.

We have an elected Board of Directors from across Canada that oversees the organization and is responsible to its members.  The NACC staff administers the day-to-day business of the association and reports to the Board of Directors and the members.


NACC has a long, proud history of supporting the national interests of Canadian career colleges:

  • Established as an association of private business educators in 1896 as the “Business Educators Association”.
  • Incorporated federally as a not-for-profit association in 1964.
  • Changed name in 1991 from the Association of Canadian Career Colleges to the National Association of Career Colleges, in keeping with its role as the national “umbrella” organization.

NACC Purpose:

Our purpose is to be the voice and enabler of opportunities for our members and benefits for their students.

NACC Vision:

Our vision is to be the recognized and respected voice of regulated career colleges across Canada.