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Access Reboot: New Directions for Higher Education

We are very pleased to announce the return of the HEQCO conference. This one-day, in-person event will be taking place on November 3, 2023 at the Delta Hotel Toronto. HEQCO’s 9th conference, Access Reboot: New Directions for Higher Education will be an opportunity to share best practices, develop ideas and challenge traditional approaches to equity, […]

Career Opportunities and Requests for Proposals

Career Opportunities There are no job postings at this time. Request for Proposals There are no opportunities at this time. Notice regarding RFP #23/24-RFP-001 RFP #23/24-RFP-001 was posted on the HEQCO web site on November 1, 2023, and closed on November 22, 2023. The contract has been awarded to CentriLogic Inc. for a 2-year term […]

Quick Stats

How many Ontario students applied to the province’s colleges and universities during the last decade? How many enrolled? How many graduated? Find the answers to these and other good questions in Quick Stats, a compendium of data on Ontario’s postsecondary system. Note: All visualizations begin in 2013 and go up to the most recent year […]

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Supporting Student Mental Health in Ontario: Exploring Best Practices and Identifying Gaps

Supporting Student Mental Health in Ontario: Exploring Best Practices and Identifying Gaps was written by Ken Chatoor, Natalie Pilla, Lena Balata, Haleemah Shah & Amy Kaufman, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. Ontario’s postsecondary education system has a robust mental health strategy that is evolving to meet the increased demand for services Demand for student […]

Thank you for joining us at Access Reboot!

Access Reboot: New Directions for Higher Education took place on Friday, November 3 in Toronto. The event brought together institutional staff, community partners, representatives from the Ministry of Colleges and Universities and other postsecondary education (PSE) stakeholders to share best practices, develop ideas and challenge traditional approaches to equity, diversity, inclusion, decolonization and accessibility in […]

Learning from Educator Experiences with Grade 9 Destreaming Supports and Strategies

Learning from Educator Experiences with Grade 9 Destreaming Supports and Strategies was written by Ryan Tishcoff and Jackie Pichette. Destreaming workshop provided educators an opportunity to share experiences and offer recommendations for improvement. The Ontario government first announced plans to destream Grade 9 compulsory courses, starting with grade 9 math, in July of 2020. Since […]

Accessibility Services at Ontario Colleges and Universities: Trends, Challenges and Recommendations for Government Funding Strategies

Accessibility Services at Ontario Colleges and Universities: Trends, Challenges and Recommendations for Government Funding Strategies was written by Sophie Lanthier, Ryan Tishcoff, Spencer Gordon & Julia Colyar. Demand for accommodation and accessibility supports in Ontario has grown significantly and funding has not kept pace Over the past decade, demand for accommodations and accessibility supports in […]

Linking Postsecondary Non-completion Rates and Labour Market Outcomes

Linking Postsecondary Non-completion Rates and Labour Market Outcomes was written by Julia Colyar, Ken Chatoor and Janice Deakin. Nearly one-quarter of Ontario students who enrolled in postsecondary education did not finish with a credential after eight years Ontario postsecondary education (PSE) boasts high access and participation rates, but this access is not synonymous with student […]

Without Province-wide Data, School Boards Help Us Piece Together Pandemic Impacts on Student Pathways

HEQCO partnered with multiple Ontario school boards to understand how pandemic learning disruptions impacted postsecondary education (PSE) pathways. Our work with the TDSB revealed impacts on student pathways were not as negative as some feared. Our partnerships with three school boards in Central-Eastern Ontario reinforced this finding while providing insight into regional differences. These boards […]