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September 1, 2014
 
 
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Disclosure of Information to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and Statistics Canada



Disclosure of Information to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

The university is required to report student-level enrolment-related data to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities as a condition of its receipt of operating grant funding. The Ministry collects this enrolment data, which includes limited personal information such as Ontario Education Numbers, student characteristics and educational outcomes, in order to administer government postsecondary funding, policies and programs, including planning, evaluation and monitoring activities.

Further information on the collection and use of student-level enrolment-related data can be obtained from the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities website:

http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng (English) or http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/fre (French)

or by writing to:

Director, Postsecondary Finance Branch, Postsecondary Education Division

7th Floor, Mowat Block, 900 Bay Street

Toronto, ON M7A 1L2.

Disclosure of Information to Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada is the national statistical agency. As such, Statistics Canada carries out

hundreds of surveys each year on a wide range of matters, including education.

It is essential to be able to follow students across time and institutions to understand, for

example, the factors affecting enrolment demand at postsecondary institutions. The

increased emphasis on accountability for public investment means that it is also important

to understand 'outcomes'. In order to conduct such studies, Statistics Canada asks all

colleges and universities to provide data on students and graduates. Institutions collect and

provide to Statistics Canada, student identification information (student's name, student ID

number, Social Insurance Number), student contact information (address and telephone

number), student demographic characteristics, enrolment information, previous education,

and labour force activity.

The federal Statistics Act provides the legal authority for Statistics Canada to obtain access

to personal information held by educational institutions. The information may be used for

statistical purposes only, and the confidentiality provisions of the Statistics Act prevent the

information from being released in any way that would identify a student.

Students who do not wish to have their information used can ask Statistics Canada to

remove their identifying information from the national database. On request by a student,

Statistics Canada will delete an individual's contact information (name, address, or other

personal identifiers) from the PSIS database. To make such a request, please contact us:

Via telephone:

Monday to Friday

8:30A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

EST/EDST

1-800-307-3382 or

1-613-951-7608

Via mail:

Institutional Surveys Section

Centre for Education Statistics

Statistics Canada, Main Building, SC 2100-K

Tunney's Pasture, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A OT6

Via e-mail: PSIS-SIEP contact@statcan.gc.ca