What We Do


Government and Community Relations:

 To accomplish its objectives OCUFA regularly meets with:

  •  the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development
  • Cabinet Ministers and MPP’s
  • Senior Civil Servants
  • the Education Critics and Members of the Opposition Parties
  • other appropriate government agencies
  • the Council of  Ontario University, the Canadian Federation of Students, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance and organizations representing university employees


Media and Public Relations:

OCUFA promotes issues of concern to the organization through an extensive internal and external communications plan



Collective Bargaining:

OCUFA provides timely statistical and research information for faculty negotiating purposes; sponsors workshops on an annual basis.


Information and Other Services:

To assist member associations in furthering the professional and academic interests of their members, OCUFA:
  • compiles and publishes data on economic benefits and university funding
  • facilitates the exchange of information among negotiating committees
  • publishes research papers on trends in higher education
  • compiles and provides information on local, provincial, and national access and equity initiatives
  • sponsors and supports the work of its various committees
  • produces Academic Matters, a publication which highlights issues of interest to the university community in Ontario, the rest of Canada and internationally
  • recognizes merit in teaching and academic librarianship, collective bargaining, the advancement of women academic staff,  and service to OCUFA  through annual awards
  • provides an annual scholarship, the Henry Mandelbaum Graduate Fellowship, to a meritorious graduate student at an Ontario university
  • hosts annual conferences on topical higher education concerns
  • liaises with other provincial faculty associations in Canada on issues of mutual concern
  • works with the Canadian Association of University Teachers to ensure that services provided by the two organizations are complementary