"An aging Ontario workforce demands a new generation of well educated citizens, at a time when almost three-quarters of new jobs will require college or university education. Through a comprehensive program of research, evaluation and policy advice, the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) is helping to ensure that Ontario’s colleges and universities are accessible, offer high quality programs and are accountable to Ontarians."
Harvey Weingarten, President and CEOHigher Education Quality Council of Ontario
HEQCO explores key issues in higher education
Created through the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario Act, 2005, HEQCO is an agency of the Government of Ontario that brings evidence-based research to the continued improvement of the postsecondary education system in Ontario. As part of its mandate, HEQCO evaluates the postsecondary sector and provides policy recommendations to the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to enhance the access, quality and accountability of Ontario’s colleges and universities. Among the questions HEQCO explores:
HEQCO informs solutions
The authority to create the Council is established in the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario Act, 2005. The Council is chaired by Alastair Summerlee, the former president of the University of Guelph from 2003 to 2014.
The Council reports to the Ontario Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities and must prepare an annual report, which it submits to the Minister for tabling in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Read our Memorandum of Understanding.
At HEQCO, we are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner, and will do so by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility and meeting requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
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