This election, every political party is making promises and proposals that will affect university faculty, students, and their families.
OCUFA has assembled resources to help you understand each party’s platform and their positions on issues that will have an impact on higher education in Ontario – share them with your friends and colleagues .
You can also take action by sending a message to your local candidates and to the party leaders telling them that higher education matters to you.
Check back often for the latest news and additional resources.
Underfunding, rising student-faculty ratios, and soaring tuition fees are putting our universities at risk. Let your local candidates know that it’s time to invest in the quality, accessibility, and affordability of our universities.
Tell the party leaders and your local candidates that you want them to make higher education a priority this election.
To send an email, please fill out the form below. This information allows us to connect you to your candidates and make sure your message is heard. We won’t ever share your personal information with a third party.
Once you complete and submit the form, you will be taken to step two where you can view and edit the email to your local candidates.
Read and share this one-page summary of what each of the three major parties has to say on funding for postsecondary education, faculty hiring, affordability, protecting collective bargaining rights and pensions.
This questionnaire has been distributed to the leaders of the major political parties to get a better sense of where they stand on issues that matter to university professors and academic librarians. We will post their responses as they become available. This survey can also be distributed to local candidates.
Ontario’s public postsecondary education system has been evolving for over a century. Core to its development has been a foundation of robust public funding delivered primarily through the provincial government. The government’s approach to university funding has profound implications for the student experience and research contributions. A government that makes university funding a priority and […]
On June 7, the Ontario voters elected a Progressive Conservative majority government led by Doug Ford. This election outcome has a number of important implications for professors and academic librarians in the province and will pose several challenges and opportunities for the university sector over the next four years. During the election, OCUFA analyzed the […]
On Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13, OCUFA held its final Board of Directors meeting of the 2017-18 academic year. During the weekend, board members discussed the organization’s current priorities – good jobs and vibrant universities, university funding, and capacity building – with a focus on the postsecondary issues that were likely to receive […]
On May 31, the Trent University Faculty Association (TUFA), CUPE 3908 (representing contract faculty and student academic workers at Trent University), and the Peterborough and District Labour Council hosted an All-Candidates Meeting. The event was moderated by Marcus Harvey, Executive Director of TUFA, and Hanah Howlett McFarlane, a Vice-President of CUPE 3908. Questions focused on […]
A lot is at stake for postsecondary education in this election. There are some important differences in how the major parties plan to address issues that matter for Ontario university faculty. Evaluating statements made in party platforms and OCUFA’s questionnaire on postsecondary issues, we have produced a report card that grades each parties commitments to […]