ON begins consultation on modernizing college funding

May 20, 2016

Ontario has announced that it has begun consulting with postsecondary stakeholders to discuss how the province should fund public colleges. This week, ON met with students, faculty, college leadership, and other participants to exchange ideas about how a revised funding model could enhance quality, build on current sector strengths while avoiding duplication, and ensure long-term sustainability. An ON release notes that these consultations will draw from recent discussions the province has had with PSE stakeholders on how to revise the province’s university funding model. The release adds that “funding postsecondary education in a more quality-driven, sustainable, and transparent way is part of the government's economic plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs.” ON