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Ontario Student Financial Assistance Initiatives for Crown Wards

Presenter: Sherri Martin


Sherri Martin joined the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities in 2004. Prior to joining the Ontario Public Service, Sherri worked for the government of Alberta and as a research associate at the University of Alberta.

Session Description

While Ontario boasts one of the highest post-secondary education participation rates in the world, Crown Wards and other youth who leave the care of children’s aid societies participate at about half the rate of the general population. As part of a strategy to increase access to post-secondary studies for underrepresented groups, the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities initiated partnerships with the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services and the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies. This presentation will focus on several successful initiatives in Ontario which support the participation of Crown Wards in post-secondary studies.

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