Statement of Purpose 

The mission of John Abbott College is to provide an excellent education for our students within a stimulating learning environment that will enhance their development and potential for success in society.

We are committed to:


  • Foster in our students the ability to make and articulate informed intellectual, aesthetic and ethical decisions, while demonstrating skills needed for success in modern society.
  • Cultivate a love of learning, autonomy and responsible citizenship in our students, both in the classroom and through socio-cultural, leadership, recreational and sports activities.
  • Respect and learn from diverse identities and world views by providing equity and opportunities within our college’s community, approaches and programs.
  • Actively engage in truth and reconciliation by building meaningful relationships with and learning from Indigenous Peoples and their values, knowledges, and perspectives.


  • Provide well-rounded and balanced pre-university and career programs that meet high standards of quality and ethical consciousness, and respond to the requirements of universities, employers and society.
  • Value excellence in teaching and learning as dynamic and interactive and holistic processes.
  • Promote lifelong learning and continuous improvement in the College community, with a commitment to innovative pedagogy, effective administration and quality support services.
  • Deliver leading-edge training, tailored to the needs of business, industry and other sectors, through our continuing education services and specialized programs.


  • Cultivate a safe, supportive, and respectful environment that recognizes and responds to diverse student realities.
  • Bolster self-confidence and promote belonging, well-being, and a sense of purpose, leading students to attain academic, professional, and personal growth.
  • Ensure governance that reflects the active engagement of students, staff and faculty, and places students learning at the centre of our decisions and actions.
  • Establish effective partnerships with academic, professional and social communities, to maximize our students’ success and continued growth.