System Vision

OUSA’s System Vision policy is a broad based look at the structure and function of Ontario’s post-secondary system, both in regards to its short-term and long-term development. Throughout the past decade, Ontario has seen unprecedented growth in undergraduate enrolment across universities and colleges, successfully achieving the highest provincial post-secondary attainment in Canada. However, some of this growth has created issues surrounding the accessibility, affordability and quality of education. Students recommend that the province develops an effective and balanced funding model, commits to a moderate differentiation policy, promotes sustainable capacity expansion, and returns the university sector to one that is publicly funded, as opposed to publicly assisted.