Connecting with Canadians


Access to Post-Secondary Education: Facts and Gaps - Conference Report

by Nigel Chippendale

All Canadians should have ready access to education, especially higher education, is important to individual well-being, social equity and to the country's ability to compete in the global economy. Of course, education is the source of much more than economic returns, and lack of access can threaten both full citizenship and the full enjoyment of life. These were some of the assumptions behind a conference in April 2002, organized by CPRN on behalf of the Canada Millenium Scholarship Foundation. Access to Post-Secondary Education in Canada: Facts and Gaps is the full report on the conference proceedings. Presentations by experts in a variety of fields helped animate discussions by conference participants on a range of issues. Eleven of those presentations are posted.

Release Date: 27 Sep 2002
Number of pages: 51
Document number: 12887