Ontario announces $16.5M French-language PSE plan

October 28, 2013

The Ontario government last week announced an Action Plan for French-language PSE, which aims to “increase access to French-language PSE and services in central and southwestern Ontario.” The plan includes: a total of $16.5 million to help universities and colleges expand their French-language programs and services, including expansions already started at YorkU, Collège Boréal and La Cité collégiale; allowing all francophone institutions, including uOttawa and Laurentian, to be eligible for funding to deliver French-language programs in central and southwestern Ontario with a partner college or university located there; encouraging partnerships among bilingual postsecondary institutions, and employment and training services organizations, to further increase French-language programs; establishing an advisory body on French-language education; and reviewing YorkU Glendon College’s capacity to deliver even more French-language programs. In May, Ontario expanded a grant for francophone students in Ontario who travel at least 80 kilometres to attend full-time studies in French. Ontario News Release