The CSA is asked to sit on a variety of committees relating to the post-secondary sector. The Director of Advocacy, members of the Board of Directors and representative members of the CSA sit on these committees on behalf of the CSA and its membership. Below is a partial list of committees in which the CSA is currently involved.
The purpose of the Aboriginal Postsecondary Education and Training (APSET) External Working Group is to provide a forum for First Nation, Métis and Inuit representatives and Ministry stakeholders from across Ontario to meet with senior ministry representatives for an exchange of ideas pertaining to the APSET Policy Framework progress report, implementation and ensure the ongoing success of the Aboriginal Education Strategy.
The Executive Committee is responsible for the strategic and financial oversight of the Centre for Innovation on Campus Mental Health project. This committee reviews and approves the strategic direction and implementation framework for the project by CMHA Ontario and, in doing so, ensure that they are consistent with the transfer payment agreement with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and the contract between Colleges Ontario and CMHA Ontario.
The Strategic Committee on Marketing will be responsible for providing strategic advice to Colleges Ontario’s president and CEO on the college sector’s system wide marketing objectives.
The Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Policy Committee (PC) is a joint body of ministry, college and college student representatives that provides advice related to KPI data and its links to long-term government strategies such as improving access and enhancing quality in the college sector.
The Advisory Committees will be primarily strategically focused and known to stakeholder groups within the college system through communication between committee members and the stakeholder groups they represent. These committees are the Application Services Advisory Committee, the Innovation Advisory Committee, and the Marketing Advisory Committee. These committees will strive to achieve transparency and objectivity through cross‐functional discussions held in a trusting environment.
The Management Board develops policy and oversees the implementation of related processes within its specific mandate. Members of the Management Board are drawn from business and industry, higher education facilities in other jurisdictions, student organizations, and from the College system in Ontario.
The Student Advisory Board is aimed at ensuring that the student perspective is included as an integral part of ONCAT's operations and activities. This board will assist in the development of new ideas and initiatives to enhance and support student mobility in Ontario as well as provide feedback on all credit transfer information products to strengthen the relationship between ONCAT and students in the Province.
Ontario’s Workforce Shortage Coalition is a coalition of business, education and labour leaders concerned about the province’s skills shortage. The coalition represents more than 100,000 employers and millions of employees. The coalition has more than 20 member organizations and was formed in 2007 to examine ideas to create a more highly skilled and qualified workforce in the province.
The Sexual Violence Postsecondary Reporting Advisory Committee will provide advice to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities related to measuring and reporting on the prevalence of sexual violence on campus. The committee’s advice will inform ministry recommendations to the government regarding the implementation of the reporting requirements proposed in the amendments to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Act, 1990 and to the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.
The eCampusOntario Student Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations to the CEO with the goal of supporting member institutions in the delivery of high quality online learning opportunities for students.