Ontarians’ Priority Issues

We spent a year listening to what Ontarians had to say about their hopes and concerns, ideas and aspirations for the future. Through partnering with others, Ontario’s universities are working together to attain hopes, alleviate concerns, and make ideas a reality. Learn more about our commitments to help students thrive, to build strong and vibrant communities, and to drive a growing, dynamic province.

Learn how Ontario's Universities can make a difference...
Jobs and Skills
Learn about how universities are partnering to make a difference in job creation and the future of skills.
The Economy
Read about how universities are committed to working together for Ontario's economy.
Health Care
Find out how universities are committed to the future of Ontario's health care.
Building Strong
Communities
Read about how universities are building strong communities.
Mental Health
Learn about the community approach universities are taking towards student mental health.
Research and
Innovation
Discover how universities are putting Ontario at the forefront of innovation.
Access
Learn about how universities are ensuring every willing and qualified student can access an education.
The Environment
Learn about universities' commitments to partnering for a sustainable future for Ontario.
Diversity
Discover how universities are partnering to promote diverse communities on and off the campus.
COU report
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In our report, you will find a comprehensive summary of what we heard from Ontarians and how Ontario's universities are working across all sectors to help students thrive, support our communities, and drive a growing, dynamic province.