Confederation College is a provincially funded college of applied arts and technology in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. It was established in 1967, and has campuses in Dryden, Fort Frances, Greenstone, Kenora, Marathon, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake and Wawa. The college serves an area of approximately 550,000 square kilometres. It is the only public college servicing Northwestern Ontario.
Confederation College was founded as a trade school in 1967, during the formation of Ontario's college system. Air Vice Marshal (ret.) Douglas Bradshaw was the first president of Confederation College from March 6, 1967 to 1974. His vision of an aviation program in the north was implemented in the College's Aviation Centre of Excellence. He died on 1 October 1996. In his memory, the Douglas Bradshaw Athletic Achievement Award is presented to a graduating student, having the most improvement in and contribution to athletics and whose quality of spirit and competitive drive contributed to the overall success of the college athletic program.
The college offers a full range of programs and education services throughout the region, which includes over 60 full-time post-secondary programs, as well as part-time credit and non-credit courses, specialty programs for business and industry, pre-employment and skills training programs, apprenticeship programs and cooperative/workplace training programs.
Each year, Confederation College has approximately 3,400 full-time post-secondary students, 370 apprentices, 550 adult training students and 4,205 part-time post-secondary students, and many thousand students accessing continuing education courses. The student body includes a large population of Indigenous students and a growing population of international students.