50 Years of Building Communities and Careers

Over the next year, you're invited to get involved in the celebrations highlighting our community, alumni, students, faculty, staff and partners.

In 2017, Conestoga and Ontario’s other public colleges are celebrating 50 years of delivering career-focused education and preparing graduates for success.

Conestoga was founded in 1967 as part of a provincial movement to introduce a new kind of post-secondary education system to complement universities.

Focused on being career-oriented, helping graduates find and keep employment as well as supporting the economic and social development of communities – it was the start of something amazing.

Celebrating 50 Years

A lot has changed since Conestoga first opened its doors in 1967 and you don’t want to miss what’s to come. Today, Conestoga is one of Canada’s leaders in polytechnic education, delivering a comprehensive range of education and training opportunities to serve the needs of the labour market.

Our Leadership

The college has had four presidents since opening in 1967. Learn about our leadership.

First 50 Years

Join the Celebration

Help kick off the party by sharing your Conestoga memories and outstanding graduate stories for our digital photo gallery.


Connect with us regularly throughout the year so you don’t miss out on any of our 50th anniversary celebrations.

For more information, email us today.

A Walk Down Memory Lane

Did You Know?

What's Next

Together, let’s make the next 50 years of Conestoga even better than the first. Join us in transforming our community with the revitalization of our Waterloo campus. Learn more about our Transforming Together initiative.

Colleges Ontario Something Amazing 50th Anniversary Logo

Learn more about the 50th anniversary celebration of Ontario’s colleges by visiting the amazing50 website today.