Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (Ontario)

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Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities
Ontario, Canada.svg
The province of Ontario in Canada
Abbreviation TCU[1]
Purpose The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities is responsible for the administration of laws relating to postsecondary education and skills training in Ontario.[2]
Headquarters Toronto[3]
Official language English
Minister Honourable Reza Moridi[4]
Budget Estimated C$ 6.2 Billion in 2008/09[5]
Website http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) is the ministry of the government of Ontario responsible for administration of laws relating to postsecondary education and skills training. This ministry is one of two education ministries, the other being the Ministry of Education (responsible for primary and secondary schools across Ontario). The Ministry's offices are in downtown Toronto, Ontario. The current minister is Reza Moridi, succeeding Brad Duguid.

Governance[edit]

The Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities is a member of the Executive Council of Ontario (or cabinet) reporting to the Premier and held accountable by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. The deputy minister manages the operations of the ministry that includes five main divisions. As a whole, the ministry has responsibility for administration of laws relating to postsecondary education and skills training in Ontario. The divisions cover employment and training, postsecondary education, strategic policy and programs, corporate management and services, and French-language education and educational operations.[6] The divisions report to the deputy minister who then reports to the minister.[6] The Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities works with several external advisory bodies to assist the governance of the higher education system in Ontario.[7]

Reports[edit]

Rae Report, 2005[edit]

The Rae Report, officially titled Ontario: A Leader in Learning, called for deregulation of tuition fees, income-contingent loan repayments, and an increase in public funding.[8]

List of ministers[edit]

Minister of University Affairs[edit]

Minister of Colleges and Universities[edit]

Minister of Skills Development[edit]

A short lived ministry that was closely tied to Colleges and Universities.

Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ No ministers were named between 1993 and 1999.

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Ontario. Welcome to TCU. Retrieved May 30, 2008, from
  2. ^ Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities Ontario. Role of the ministry. Retrieved May 29, 2008, from
  3. ^ Government of Ontario. Contacts. Retrieved May 30, 2008, from
  4. ^ "Reza Moridi". Government of Ontario. 
  5. ^ Ministry of Finance Ontario (2008). Expenditure estimates. Retrieved May 29, 2008, from
  6. ^ a b Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities Ontario (2008, May 29). Organization chart. Retrieved May 30, 2008, from http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/general/tcu_chart.pdf
  7. ^ Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities Ontario (2007, March 16). Agencies, boards, and commissions. Retrieved May 30, 2008, from http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/general/abcs/
  8. ^ Rae Report