Report proposes new methods to collect data on Aboriginal students in Ontario

November 5, 2010

The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario commissioned the Canadian Council on Learning to conduct a study to help the provincial government determine the best way to collect data on Aboriginal PSE students. The report says the adoption of a standardized self-identification question should be part of a data collection method used by all provincial PSE institutions, ideally administered through a centralized process, such as Ontario's university and college application services. The report also suggests the Ontario Education Number system should be expanded across the higher education system. While this approach would improve educational data for all students, the study states, it would be particularly useful in measuring the effectiveness of government initiatives targeting under-represented groups. Report summary | Read the full report