ERIC Number: ED469886
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Canadian College and Institute Federal Budget Priorities. ACCC Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance Pre-Budget Consultation.
Association of Canadian Community Colleges.
In this report, the Canadian Community College Association (CCCA) offers its rationale for urging the government of Canada to increase transfer payments to the provinces in support of postsecondary education by $2 billion per annum, as well as making an additional increase in transfer payments that would contribute to the future expansion of postsecondary capacity in Canada. The findings of a recent study made by the federal Labour Department indicates that some form of postsecondary training is required for 72% of the 1.3 million new jobs expected to be created in the Canadian economy between 1999 and 2004. Only 60% of jobs in 1998 required postsecondary training. The CCCA's submission to the Pre-Budget Consultations addresses four major priorities facing postsecondary institutions: (1) investing in colleges and institutes; (2) investing in college and institute infrastructure; (3) barriers to postsecondary education: student debt/financial aid; and (4) positioning Canada's colleges and institutes on the national research agenda. In addition to the above-mentioned transfer payments, ACCC recommends that the federal government raise the Canada Study Loans Program in-study exemption from scholarships, fellowships, and bursaries; convert one-half of the loan contracted under the Canada Student Loan Program to a grant upon graduation; and undertake a major pan-Canadian analysis of the causes of loan default and high student debt. (NB)
Descriptors: Budgets, Community Colleges, Economics of Education, Educational Finance, Expenditures, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Money Management, Operating Expenses, Program Budgeting, Resource Allocation, School Funds, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.accc.ca/ftp/briefs-memoires/prebud-2000.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Canadian Community Colleges.
Identifiers - Location: Canada