It's often said that building a strong future starts with building strong communities. Canada's community colleges strive to do just that. There are over 130 community colleges in Canada, some of which have multiple campuses in order to make education accessible to as many regions as possible. But don't get confused: Canada's community colleges sometimes go by different titles including institute, institute of technology, technical college, regional college, cégep (in Québec), university college or simply college. These institutions vary in focus, with some offering general education in a variety of fields, while others provide industry- or culturally-specific programs. However, Canada's community colleges share the goal of responding to the training needs of business, industry, the public service sectors and the range of educational needs and career paths of vocationally-oriented secondary school graduates. With academic and pre-professional certificates, diplomas and, more and more, associate's and even bachelor's degrees, the community college system is a great option for building your future.