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Ontario universities have successfully negotiated individual agreements with the Ministry of Advanced Education, Qualifications and Development (MAESD). These agreements demonstrate the breadth of everything Ontario universities achieve, including improving the student experience, preparing students for the workforce, leading research, local and global economic and social development, community contacts, and the development of pathways between institutions, including Aboriginal colleges and institutes. The government will implement this system in the next round of SMAP. The new ACCORDS are five-year agreements that define the university`s performance targets in terms of specific indicators and define our approach to the new policy. At the end of 2017, Queen`s concluded discussions with the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development and signed its Strategic Mandate Agreement (SMA) for the three-year period 2017-20. The ADM expresses some of the strengths that distinguish Queen`s University of Ontario in the post-secondary education system and contains a number of MAESD commitments. The first round of Strategic Mandate Agreements (2014-17) was negotiated in 2014 with individual institutions on the basis of Ontario`s differentiation policy framework for post-secondary education (PDF 250 KB). During the period of validity of these programs, the government reviewed and amended the funding formula for Ontario universities. The current round of strategic mandate agreements (2017-20) promotes the achievement of their differentiation objectives and objectives, which are to ensure financial sustainability throughout the higher education system. Please click on the link below to download the SMA2: .

Lakehead University`s Strategic Mandate Agreement 2 (2017-2020) outlines the university`s current role in Ontario`s post-secondary education system and how it will build on its current strengths to realize its vision and help achieve system-wide goals articulated by the ministry`s differentiation policy framework. Read more: Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development The Lakehead University 2 (SMA2) Strategic Agreement (2017-2020) was led by ministry requirements and the differentiation policy framework, Lakehead University`s strategic and academic plans, and developed by representatives from all functions of the university, faculties and staff. Lakehead University`s ADM proposal (2014) submitted to the ministry was used to inform the Strategic Mandate Agreement and was the culmination of two years of academic development. The proposal was guided by the requirements of the ministry and its differentiation policy framework and was developed on the basis of consultations with the university community, including students, teachers and staff, senators and members of the Governing Council. Lakehead 3 Strategic Agreement (2020-25) In Budget 2019, the Ontario government announced that it would move forward with a results-based and results-based funding system for all universities and colleges. By 2024-25, the Ontario government will provide 60% of existing post-secondary funding based on the achievement of targets for 10 measures consistent with the government`s stated priorities, to improve capacity, focus on the results of the work and promote its impact on the community and the economy.