- Higher education in Canada
Higher education in Canada describes the constellation of provincial higher education systems in
Canadaand their relationships with the federal government. A federation now comprising ten provinces and three territories, Canada is a parliamentary democracyand a constitutional monarchy, with Queen Elizabeth IIas its head of state. It is a bilingualand multiculturalcountry, with both English and French as official languages at the federal level. Technologically advanced and industrialized, Canada maintains a diversified economy that is heavily reliant upon its abundant natural resources and upon trade—particularly with the United States, with which Canada has a long and complex relationship.
Higher education systems in CanadaCanada provinces map
BC = Higher education in British Columbia
AB = Higher education in Alberta
SK = Higher education in Saskatchewan
MB = Higher education in Manitoba
ON = Higher education in Ontario
QC = Higher education in Quebec
NB = Higher education in New Brunswick
PE = Higher education in Prince Edward Island
NS = Higher education in Nova Scotia
NL = Higher education in Newfoundland and Labrador
YT = Higher education in the Yukon
NT = Higher education in Northwest Territories
NU = Higher education in Nunavut
Provincial and territorial higher education systems
Canada, the constitutional responsibility for higher educationrests with the provinces of Canada. The decision to assign responsibility for universities to the local legislatures, cemented in the British North America Act, 1867, which was renamed the Constitution Act[ [http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/const/c1867_e.html#pre Constitution Act] ] in 1982, was contentious from its inception. [Standing Senate Committee on National Finance. (1987). Federal policy on post-secondary education. Ottawa: Minister of Supply and Services Canada] The Act states "in and for each Province, the Legislature may exclusively make laws in relation to Education". As a result of this constitutional arrangement, a distinctive system of education, including higher education, has evolved in each province. However, as the constitutional responsibility for Aboriginal Peoples with Treaty Status rests with the federal government of Canada under the Constitution Act of 1982, it is the federal government that is largely responsible for funding higher education opportunities for Aboriginal learners, whether in traditional post-secondary institutions or in settings that promote opportunities to pursue indigenous education.
The higher education systems in Canada's ten provinces include their historical development, organization (e.g., structure, governance, and funding), and goals (e.g., participation, access, and mobility).
Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labradorhas had the same growing pains as other provinces in developing its own form of education and now boasts a very strong, although relatively small, system. The direction of Newfoundland and Labrador’s policy has evolved rapidly since the late 1990s, with increased funding, participation rates, accessibility and transferability. Many of the directives the government has been acting upon in the past 3 years have been a result of recommendations that stemmed from a 2005 white paper: "Foundation for Success: White Paper on Public Post-Secondary Education" [ [http://www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/whitepaper/whitepaper05.pdf Newfoundland and Labrador. (2005). "Foundation for success: White paper on public post-secondary education." St. John’s, NL: Department of Education Retrieved on May 15, 2008] ]
The governing body for higher education in
Nova Scotiais the Department of Education with Karen Caseyas Minister of Education. [Nova Scotia Department of Education. (n.d.). "Department of Education." Retrieved on July 29, 2008 from http://www.ednet.ns.ca/] Nova Scotia has a population of less than 1 million people [Statistics Canada. (2008, June 25). "The Daily: Canada's population estimates." Ottawa, Ontario Retrieved on July 29, 2008 from http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/080625/d080625b.htm] ] who are served by 11 public universities and one private chartered university authorized to grant degrees, [Nova Scotia Office of Immigration. (n.d.). "Universities, Colleges, and Trade Schools." Retrieved on July 29, 2008 from http://www.novascotiaimmigration.com/en-page1068.aspx] the Nova Scotia Community Collegethat offers programs at 13 campuses, [Nova Scotia Community College. (n.d.). "Campuses" Retrieved on July 29, 2008 from http://www.nscc.ca/About_NSCC/Locations/Campuses.asp] and 6 Community Learning Centres. [Nova Scotia Community College. (n.d.). "Community Learning Centres." Retrieved on July 29, 2008 from http://www.nscc.ca/About_NSCC/Locations/Community_Learning_Centres.asp]
The higher education system in
New Brunswickincludes the governing Ministry of Postsecondary Education Training and Labour, related agencies, boards, or commissions, public or private chartered universities, universities recognized under the degree granting act, public colleges, and other institutions such as private career colleges. Higher education has a rich history in New Brunswick, including the first English-speaking University in Canada, University of New Brunswick, and the first university in the British Empire to have awarded a baccalaureate to a woman ( Grace Annie Lockhart, B.Sc, 1875), Mount Allison University.
Prince Edward Island
Higher education in
Prince Edward Islandfalls under the jurisdiction of the Higher Education and Corporate Services Branch within the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. [Government of Prince Edward Island. (2008). "Prince Edward Island: Education and early childhood development / higher education and corporate services." Charlottetown: Prince Edward Island. Retrieved May 20, 2008. http://www.gov.pe.ca/education/heacs-info/index.php3] The province has one university, the University of Prince Edward Islandauthorized to grant degrees and one community college, Holland College, that operates centres across the province including: the Culinary Institute of Canada, the Justice Institute of Canada, the Marine Centre, the Aerospace Centre, the Atlantic Tourism and Hospitality Institute and the Prince Edward Island Institute of Adult and Community Education. [ Government of Prince Edward Island. (2004). "200 years of learning and innovation". Retrieved May 20, 2008, from http://www.gov.pe.ca/200years/]
higher educationsystem in Quebecis unique when compared to the other Canadianprovinces and territories. Students complete their secondary studies in the eleventh grade. Post secondary studies start with the College d’ensiegnment generale et professionel CEGEP. Students keen on academicand highly skilled occupations would take the universitypreparation programs, while students interested in technical, vocationaland building tradeswould take specialized programs at this level to prepare them for the workforce. Because CEGEP includes two years of academic study they essentially eliminate the freshmanyear of university. Programs in Quebec universities are more specialized, but students are required to complete only ninety credits for a Bachelorsdegree. [Henchey, N. and Burgess, D.(1987) Between Past and Future: Quebec Education in Transition (p. 112) Calgary: Detselig Enterprises Limited ] Students from outside the province are required make up the first year either through the CEGEP or at their chosen university. Although French is the official language at the provincial level, students can access education in both French and English. [Smith, W. Foster, W. and Donahue, H. (1999) The Contemporary Education Scene in Quebec: A Handbook for Policy Makers, Administrators and Educators (p.7) Montreal: Office of Research on Educational Policy (OREP)]
The higher education system in Ontario includes the governing
Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities, advisory bodies, public universities, private degree granting institutions, public colleges, private career colleges, and associations. [Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Ontario. "Organization chart" (PDF 40KB). Retrieved May 30, 2008, [http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/general/tcu_chart.pdf from] ] [Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities Ontario. "Role of the ministry". Retrieved May 29, 2008, [http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/tcu/about/role.html from] ] This province is home for three out of the six Canadian Ivy Leagueuniversities. Governance within Ontario universities generally follows a bicameral approach with separation of authority between a board and senate.Jones, G. & Skolnik, M. (1997). Governing boards in Canadian universities [Electronic version] . "The Review of Higher Education", 20, 3, p. 290.] There are eight associationsthat provide representation for faculty, staff, institutions, and students by interacting within the Ontario higher education system. The public fundingof higher education in Ontario primarily relies on cooperation between the government of Canadaand the government of Ontario. Public funding of higher education involves direct public funding of institutions for instruction, investment, and researchcombined with funding of students. [Salmi, J. & Hauptman, A. (2006). Resource allocation mechanisms in tertiary education: A typology and an assessment. In Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI), "Higher education in the world 2006: The financing of universities" (pp. 60 - 81). Beccles, Suffolk: Palgrave Macmillan.]
A major public review of higher education in Manitoba, submitted in 1973 under the title of the [http://unesdoc.unesco.org/ulis/cgi-bin/ulis.pl?database=&lin=1&gp=0&look=new&sc1=1&sc2=1&nl=1&req=2&ca=Manitoba%20(Canada).%20Task%20Force%20on%20Post-secondary%20Education Task Force on Postsecondary Education] , more commonly known as the Oliver Commission, recommended closer articulation between Manitoba’s universities and community colleges. The system remains a binary one, however, with few university transfer programs or college courses which can be applied towards a university degree.Gregor, A.D. (1997). Higher education in Manitoba. In Jones, G.A. (Ed.), "Higher education in Canada: Different systems, different perspectives" (pp.115-136). New York: Garland] The [http://www.gov.mb.ca/educate/postsec/roblin/roblin.html Roblin Commission] of 1993 and subsequent declining allocations of the public purse have made it clear that post-secondary institutions will have to find their own private sources of funding to make up shortfalls in general operating budgets.
The post-secondary sector in Saskatchewan includes public institutions, Aboriginal-controlled institutions and programming, private vocational schools, apprenticeship programs, and "Campus Saskachewan". According to the 2008-09 [http://www.aeel.gov.sk.ca/Default.aspx?DN=746cb4a8-2aec-4ee8-b826-106c5a768e78&l=English Budget] , the Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education, Employment, and Labour has a total budget of $761 million. The Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education, Employment and Labour oversees a number of [http://www.aeel.gov.sk.ca/programs-services/ programs] to assist current and potential students.
Higher educationin Albertatrains students in various academicand vocationalspecializations. Generally, youth attend school from kindergarden until grade twelve, at which time they have the option to continue into post secondarystudy. Students are required to meet the individual entrance requirements for programs offered at the institution of their choice. [Governemnt of Alberta. "Queen's Printer:Post Secondary Learning Act" retrieved July 15, 2008. [http://www.qp.gov.ab.ca/documents/Acts/P19P5.cfm?frm_isbn=0779740777] ] ] Once accepted, students are allowed greated educational opportunities through the province extensively developed articulationsystem. The Alberta Council on Articulation and Transfer ( ACAT) enables students transfer between programs at any of the twenty public post secondary institutions, eight private colleges, and other Alberta based not for profit institutions. [Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer. "Council Principles, Policies and Proceedures" Retrieved July 15, 2008, [http://www.acat.gov.ab.ca/pdfs/PPP.pdf] ] [Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer. "About ACAT" retrieved July 15, 2008, [http://www.acat.gov.ab.ca/acat_information/acat_information.htm] ] To ensure a continued high standard for credentialsawarded by post secondary facilities, the Alberta Ministry of Advanced Education established the Campus Alberta Quality Council with membership in the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education. [Alberta Government "Campus Alberta Quality Council:About the Council" retieved July 15, 2008 [http://www.caqc.gov.ab.ca/About/default.asp] ]
The British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education (AVED) administers a higher education system that includes twenty-six publicly funded institutions, fourteen private institutions, and numerous private career training institutions or career colleges. Public institutions include eleven universities, twelve colleges, and three institutes. Private institutions include three private universities, five private colleges, and six theological colleges.
Each of the three territories in Canada (i.e.,
Nunavut, Northwest Territories, and Yukon) have separate higher education systems that reflect territorial history, organization, and goals in the context of geographical challenges.
Created in 1999, the Territory of
Nunavutis located in the Canadian Arctic. Nunavut has developed some creative solutions to the delivery of post secondary education. Some of the challenges include a huge geographic region, a sparse and isolated populace, and four official languages. [ [http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/arctic/Arctic51-2-191.pdf Fortier, M. and Jones, F. "Engineering Public Service Excellence for Nunavut: The Nunavut Unified Human Resources Development Strategy" (page 191 - 195) Retrieved July 27, 2008] ] cite web|url=http://www.nunavutliteracy.ca/english/resource/reports/building/building.pdf |title=Building culture and community: Family and Community Literacy Partnerships in Canada’s North |accessdate=2008-07-27 |last=Crockatt |first=Kim |coauthors=Suzanne Smythe |format=PDF ] To address these challenges, Nunavut Arctic Collegedelivers customized learning programs via Community Learning Centres in twenty-four of the twenty-six communities in Nunavut.cite web|url=http://nac.nu.ca/files/Academic%20Calendar%202005-07%20ENG.pdf |title=Policies, Procedures and Services (pg. 10) |accessdate=2008-07-27 |work=Nunavut Arctic College: Calendar of Courses |publisher=Nunavut Arctic College | format = PDF] Programs are developed to address the needs of individual communities, with respect to literacy, adult education, certificates, and professional development for major regional community stake-holds, such as government, employers and non-profit organizations.cite web|url=http://nac.nu.ca/files/Academic%20Calendar%202005-07%20ENG.pdf |title=Policies, Procedures and Services (pg. 7-8) |accessdate=2008-07-27 |work=Nunavut Arctic College: Calendar of Courses |publisher=Nunavut Arctic College | format = PDF] To assist Northern residence in accessing highly skilled training, Nunavut Arctic College has partnered with McGill University, the University of Victoriaand Dalhousie Universityto offer Bachelors degrees in Education, Nursingand Law, respectively.cite web|url=http://nac.nu.ca/files/Academic%20Calendar%202005-07%20ENG.pdf |title=Policies, Procedures and Services (pg. 6) |accessdate=2008-07-27 |work=Nunavut Arctic College: Calendar of Courses |publisher=Nunavut Arctic College | format = PDF] Nunavut Arctic College is an active member of the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer, and has developed formal transfer arrangements with many institution in the Province of Albertaand Aurora Collegein Northwest Territories.cite web|url=http://nac.nu.ca/files/Academic%20Calendar%202005-07%20ENG.pdf |title=Policies, Procedures and Services (pg. 9) |accessdate=2008-07-27 |work=Nunavut Arctic College: Calendar of Courses |publisher=Nunavut Arctic College | format = PDF]
The only post-secondary institution in the NWT is
Aurora College. The former Arctic Collegewas split into Aurora College and Nunavut Arctic Collegewhen Nunavut Territorywas created in 1999. Aurora College has campuses in Inuvik, Fort Smithand Yellowknife. [CollegeView. (n.d.). "Aurora College, Yellowknife Campus, Yellowknife." Retrieved June 19, 2008, from http://www.collegeview.com/school/school_hub.jsp?scid=5002152] It has learning centres in many other communities in the NWT. The territorial Department of Education, Culture and Employment is the government agency responsible for post-secondary education in the Northwest Territories. There are two career colleges located in the NWT: the Academy of Learningin Yellowknife, which provides business information technology courses, [Academy of Learning. (n.d.). "About Us." Retrieved June 19, 2008, from http://www.academynorth.ca/About_Us/index.htm] and Great Slave Helicopters Flight Training Centre, which supplies Global Positioning Systemtraining for helicopter pilot education. [canadian-universities.net. (n.d.). "Yellowknife Career Colleges and Trade Schools." Retrieved June 19, 2008, from http://www.canadian-universities.net/Career-Colleges/Northwest_Territories-Yellowknife.html#Academy%20of%20Learning%20-%20Yellowknife]
Yukon's system of hisgher education is shaped by the
territory's small population (30,375 people as of May 2006) [ [http://www.bcstats.gov.bc.ca/data/cen06/profiles/detail_b/60000000.pdf BC Stats. (2007). "2006 Census Profile:Yukon Territory" Retrieved July 15, 2008] ] in a relatively large geographic area. The history of higher education in fact went hand in hand with the establishment of a representative territorial government in 1979. [Senkpiel, Aron. (1997). Postsecondary Education in Yukon. In "Higher Education in Canada" (pp. 285 - 300). Ed. Jones, G.A., New York, N.Y.: Garland Publishing] The only post-secondary institute in Yukon, Yukon College, issues certificate, diploma, and partial and some full degree programs to all high school leavers and older adults. The college is a community college and as a result it provides Adult Basic Education/literacy programs as well. [ [http://www.yukoncollege.yk.ca/programs/index_by_area.php Yukon College. (n.d.). "Our Programs" Retrieved July 15, 2008] ]
Federal presence in higher education
The federal Parliament is responsible for the national interest and "it has the power to legislate regarding matters which are in the interest of more than one of the provinces or of the nation as a whole". [Sheffield, E., Campbell, D. D., Holmes, J., Kymlicka, B. B., & Whitelaw, J. H. (1978). Systems of higher education: Canada. New York: International Council for Educational Development, p. 1] However, there is no federal ministry or minister of higher education. Historically, areas identified as “appropriate” for federal government involvement included the following: economic and social growth and development, equality of opportunity, employment, preparing young people for the labour force, inter-provincial labour market mobility, adult training and retraining, vocational training, bilingualism, technological development, international affairs, and research [Sheffield et al.(1978), p. 13-20] In 2008, federal responsibility for higher education is under the umbrella of
Human Resources and Social Development Canada(HRSDC), Learning Branch. [ [http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/en/learning/postsecondary_education/index.shtml] ,] The Learning Branch of HRSDC oversees the following: Canada Student Loans and Grants; Saving for Education; Post-Secondary Education; and Student Exchanges and Academic Mobility.
As mentioned above, the federal government is also responsible for funding higher educational opportunities for Aboriginal Peoples with Treaty Status, consistent with the government's constitutional obligation under section 91 of the
British North America Act. This is true for Aboriginal learners who wish to pursue both traditional postsecondary education, as well as indigenous educational opportunities. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education#Indigenous_education]
History of federal government involvement
1874 First direct involvement of the federal government in higher education.
Parliamentary statute to establish "the Military College" [Standing Senate Committee on National Finance. (1987). Federal policy on post-secondary education. Ottawa: Minister of Supply and Services Canada, p.2]
1876 The college opened in Kingston, Ontario [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Military_College_of_Canada]
1885 Land endowment granted for the establishment of the University of Manitoba [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Manitoba]
1910 Royal Commission on Industrial Training and Vocational Education – “led to the provision of grants to the provinces for the purposes of developing agricultural techniques and training and upgrading vocational, technical and industrial education” (p. 2) [ [http://www.tighsolas.ca/page82.html Royal Commission on Industrial Training and Technical Education ] ] [Munroe, J. P. (1914). Review of the Royal Commission of Canada on Industrial Training and Technical Education. Report of the Commissioners. The American Economic Review, 4(4), 940-942]
1916 Creation of the National Research Council (NRC) to enlarge Canada’s research facilities during World War I [Standing Senate Committee (1987), p.2] [ [http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/main_e.html National Research Council Canada: Science at Work for Canada ] ]
1939 Establishment of the Dominion-Provincial Student Aid Program (DPSAP) [ [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominion-Provincial_Student_Loan_Program] ]
End of WW II
1946 Influx of returning WW II veterans into the universities. In 1947-48 full-time university enrolment peaked at 83,882 [Sheffield, E., Campbell, D. D., Holmes, J., Kymlicka, B. B., & Whitelaw, J. H. (1978). Systems of higher education: Canada. New York: International Council for Educational Development, p.8 ] [Stewart, L. (1990). It’s up to you. Women at UBC in the early years. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press]
federal government provided universities with annual grant of $150 for each veteran student [Sheffield et al, (1978), p. 8; Senate Standing Committee (1987), p. 2]
1951 Royal Commission on National Development in the Arts, Letters, and Sciences (Massey Commission) [ [http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/2/5/index-e.html Royal Commission on National Development in the Arts, Letters and Sciences ] ] [ [http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/massey/h5-400-e.html Report of the Royal Commission on National Development in the Arts, Letters, and Sciences ] ]
1957 Creation of the Canada Council for the Encouragement of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences [ [http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/massey/h5-452-e.html CHAPTER XXV, A COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS, LETTERS, HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES - Report of the Royal Commission on National Development in the Arts, Letters, and Sciences ] ] [ [http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v180/n4582/pdf/180356a0.pdf Access : : Nature ] ] [ [http://www.canadacouncil.ca/ The Canada Council for the Arts - Canada Council for the Arts - Conseil des Arts du Canada ] ]
1957-67 Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) provided loans to universities for building of student residences [ [http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/ Canada Mortgage and Housing | Société canadienne d'hypothèques et de logement ] ]
1960 Separation of the Medical Research Council (MRC) from the National Research Council (NRC) [ [http://www.mrc.ac.uk/index.htm Medical Research Council - Home ] ]
1964 Establishment of the Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP) [ [http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/en/learning/canada_student_loan/index.shtml Canada Student Loans and Grants ] ] [ [http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/en/goc/cslp.shtml Canada Student Loans Program ] ]
AUCCsponsored Commission on Financing of Higher Education (Bladen Commission) [ [http://content.library.utoronto.ca/utarms/researchers/Fonds/bladen University of Toronto Libraries - Vincent Wheeler Bladen ] ] [Trueman, J.H. (1966). The Canadian university. T"he Journal of Higher Education," "37"(3), 166-168.] [Eastman, H.C. (1979). Review of Bladen on Bladen: Memoirs of a political economist by Vincent W. Bladen. "The Canadian Journal of Economics / Revue canadienne d'Economique," "12"(4), 765-767.]
1963 Establishment of the Economic Council of Canada [http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0002510 Economic Council of Canada ] ]
1966 Direct involvement of the Department of the Secretary of State
1966 Establishment of the Education Support Branch of the Department of the Secretary of State formed to coordinate assistance given to universities [ [http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/English/aud_ch_oag_1984_14_e_3402.html OAG Chapter 14—Secretary Of State ] ]
1966 Establishment of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) [ [http://www.cmec.ca/ CMEC ] ]
1966-67 Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act 1967 [Sheehan, B. (1973). Federal funds and university research. C"anadian Journal of Political Science / Revue canadienne de science politique, 6"(1), 121-130.] [http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=c010475 Environment and Planning C abstract ] ]
1967 Adult Occupation Training Act, which led to the Canada Manpower Training Program [ [http://eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/custom/portlets/recordDetails/detailmini.jsp?_nfpb=true&_&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=ED342921&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=no&accno=ED342921 Whose Responsibility?: Conflicting Federal/Provincial Legislation Governing the Training of Adults in Canada ] ] [ [http://www.centreforliteracy.qc.ca/Publications/lacmf/Vol16No1/4-7.htm Literacy Across the Curriculumedia Focus - Vol.16 No.1 - Development of ABE in Canada ] ] [Maki, D. (1972). The direct effect of the Occupational Training of Adults Program on Canadian unemployment rates. "The Canadian Journal of Economics / Revue canadienne d'Economique," "5"(1), 125-131.]
1971 Formation of the Ministry for Science and Technology
1977 Federal-Provincial Arrangements Established Programs Financing Act (1977)
1978 Government Organizations Act (1976) which led to the creation of the
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada(SSHRCC) and the National Science and Engineering Research Council( NSERC)
1982 Bill C-97. An Act to Amend the Federal-Provincial Arrangements and Established Programs Financing Act, 1977 [Dobell, A.R. (1982). Financing Confederation: Politics and process. "Canadian Public Policy / Analyse de Politiques," 8(3), 303-307.] [ [http://www2.parl.gc.ca/Parlinfo/compilations/HouseOfCommons/Legislation/PreStudyBySenate.aspx?Language=E Pre-Study of House of Commons Bills by the Senate ] ]
1983 Dissolution of the Economic Council of Canada
1984 Bill C-12 Act to amend the Federal-Provincial Arrangements and Established Programs Financing Act [ [http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/F-8/index.html Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act ] ]
1986 Bill C-96 Act to Amend the Federal-Provincial Arrangements and Federal Post-secondary Education and Health Act Programs Act, 1977
1995 Bill C-76 Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 27, 1995
1995 Amalgamation of Established Programs Financing (EPF) and Canada Assistance Plan (CAP)
1996 Canada Health and Social Transfer Act [ [http://www.fin.gc.ca/FEDPROV/hise.html A Brief History of the Canada Health and Social Transfer (Federal Transfers to Provinces and Territories, October 2007) ] ] [ [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada_Health_and_Social_Transfer] ] [ [http://www.fin.gov.bc.ca/archive/budget96/96rpt_f.htm Report F: Canada Health And Social Transfer ] ]
1999 Bill C-65: An Act to Amend the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act [ [http://dsp-psd.pwgsc.gc.ca/Collection-R/LoPBdP/LS/361/c65-e.htm Bill C-65:An Act to amend the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act (LS-333E) ] ]
Canada Learning Bondintroduced as way to encourage low-income families to use a Registered Education Savings Planfor saving money to be used for a child's post-secondary education.
2004 Separation of the Canada Health Transfer (CHT) and Canada Social Transfer (CST)
Higher education associations and organizations
There are numerous groups that are relevant to the structure of higher education in Canada. These include those that support
teachers, staff, students, institutions, research, and related groups involved in the delivery of higher education in the Canadian provinces and territories.
Higher education journals and publications
There are a number of journals and publications regarding higher education in Canada. The majority are published by associations of faculty, staff, or students.
Academic Mattersis a Canadian magazinewhich publishes articles on issues of relevance to postsecondary educationin Canada and internationally, as well as literatureand film reviews, original fiction, researchnotes and commentaries. This journal is published by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associationsand has a circulation of 24,000 readers, including professors, academic librarians and others interested in higher education issues across Canada.
* [http://www.cautbulletin.ca/ CAUT Bulletin] is an electronic newsletter published by the
Canadian Association of University Teachers(CAUT).
* [http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/0316-1218 The Canadian Journal of Higher Education] is a journal published by the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education [http://ss.ucalgary.ca/csshe/en/publications/canadian-journal-higher-education (CSSHE)] .
* [http://economics.ca/cpp/ Canadian Public Policy] is a journal that examines Canadian economic and social policy published by the
Canadian Economics Association.
* [http://www.accc.ca/collegecanada/ College Canada] is a magazine published by the
Association of Canadian Community Colleges(ACCC).
* [http://www.universityaffairs.ca/ University Affairs] is a magazine published by the
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada(AUCC).
History of Canada
List of universities in Canada
List of colleges in Canada
*Indigenous education [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education#Indigenous_education]
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