“If we find new ways to support and unleash the skills of Canada’s youth, they’ll launch an amazing future – for themselves, and for all of Canada.”
– Dave McKay
President and CEO, RBC
Revitalize college programs
College education today can be at the forefront of technological breakthroughs and an evolving economy. To achieve this, Ontario colleges require the autonomy to design and implement new leading-edge programs, including the expansion of career-specific degree programs.
Strengthen mental health services
Ontario needs to reaffirm a whole-of-community approach to mental health that strengthens the supports and services available to post-secondary students. Students throughout the province need access to quick and effective care.
Produce more apprentices
To help tackle the critical shortage of skilled tradespeople, Ontario needs more apprentices. A key reform will be to create a simplified one-window application process to apprenticeships by expanding the college system’s provincial application service.
Invest in student success
To create a more highly skilled workforce, more students will need to acquire a college education. Ontario needs to invest in the sustainability of college education and fund the expansion of science, technology, engineering, arts and math programs by 30 per cent over the next four years.