Postsecondary access has been Ontario’s dominant policy priority over the past three decades, driven by enrolment-based funding mechanisms and a strong commitment to financial aid. Institutions have responded, with more than 200,000 additional students in the past decade alone. But some populations remain underrepresented in our colleges and universities.
Research indicates that financial aid is necessary but not sufficient to ensure the full participation of these groups in postsecondary education. There are also sociocultural variables that influence decisions about postsecondary education, decisions that may be made well before the end of secondary education. HEQCO will continue to identify and examine the programs and strategies that lead to greater postsecondary participation and success of underrepresented populations.
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