Myths and challenges for Ontario PSE participation

July 9, 2011

A new HEQCO report concludes that the lack of ongoing longitudinal data will make it difficult to track progress in improving PSE access and participation for under-represented groups, including Aboriginal and first-generation learners. “An Overview of PSE Accessibility in Ontario” summarizes key findings to date, dispelling myths that immigrant or Francophone students are under-represented, and that income is a key determinant of PSE participation. The report observes that policy initiatives need to ensure better information on the ROI of PSE, more assistance with the range of PSE choice, and more help navigating application and registration processes – all well before high school.  Exec Summary  |  Read the report (PDF)