Ontario releases plan for new campuses

January 6, 2014

The Ontario government has released a Major Capacity Expansion Policy Framework that outlines a selection process in which institutions are to submit expansion proposals to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) following a call for proposals in “early 2014.” The framework also defines criteria for where new or expanded campuses should be located, based on the following priorities: Increasing spaces in underserved areas, aligning with provincial growth and economic development plans; aligning with the strategic mandate agreements around differentiation; demonstrating value for money and providing regional economic benefits; improving quality, innovation and competitiveness; and increasing affordability for both students and taxpayers. “Municipalities interested in being considered as host locations will be expected to work in collaboration with institutions that would be prepared to submit a proposal,” explains an MTCU news release. MTCU News Release | Policy Framework