ON defers deadline for provincial funding change

May 22, 2020

The Government of Ontario has deferred the deadline for colleges and universities to sign onto a change to provincial funding. The province’s 2019 budget included a plan to increase performance-based funding in the 2020-21 academic year from 1.4% for universities and 1.2% for colleges to up to 25% for each institution, with that number reportedly rising to up to 60% within five years. The Huffington Post reports that the funding change has been deeply controversial due to concerns about the impact of external factors on the metrics and compromising institutional integrity. Huffington Post (ON)