Student Services

Support services are crucial to building a strong work force and healthy communities. That’s why Ontario universities offer such a wide range of supports to students.

Ontario universities are leaders in student support, whether it be in the form of creating meaningful change to meet the needs of Aboriginal learners; championing good mental health practices; supporting those who have experienced sexual violence; or creating inclusive and accessible learning environments.

To set students and graduates up for success, Ontario universities also provide innovative career services, and ensure that students take full advantage of a myriad of grants, loans and scholarships available through the universities, government and external sources.

Read more about the many student services offered at Ontario universities by checking out the categories below.

Student Services

Aboriginal Learners

Ontario universities are committed to supporting Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) learners by providing dedicated spaces, culturally relevant support services and leadership opportunities.

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Career Services

Career and life success for students and graduates is at the core of education at Ontario’s universities. They offer a wide range of work-integrated and community opportunities, as well as in-person and online resources to set students up for success.

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Mental Health

Ontario universities have partnered with the province’s colleges and student associations to produce In It Together, an action plan on postsecondary student mental health that recommends solutions based on a “whole of community” approach.

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Sexual Violence: Support, Prevention, Education

Sexual violence is a serious and systemic issue that impacts the individual, community, and society as a whole. Ontario universities are committed to ensuring student safety and supporting anyone on campus who has experienced sexual violence.

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Student & Financial Aid

An education is an investment, and Ontario’s universities ensure that students take advantage of a myriad of grants, loans and scholarships available through the universities, government and external sources.

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Tuition

Thanks to one of the strongest financial support systems in the country, many Ontario university students have actual tuition costs that are much lower than the sticker price.

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University-College Partnerships

Ontario universities and colleges are collaborating on services that enhance the student experience, expand e-learning, create more pathways, and support career success for graduates, as we meet our shared commitment to meet the needs of the 700,000 students we serve and to help Ontario succeed.

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Ontario Universities Blog

Ontario’s universities recognize that they need to work together with government, municipalities, and the public and private sector to make progress in cutting emissions and harnessing the power of new, clean technologies.
Working together for a cleaner, sustainable future December 7, 2017

Ontario’s universities recognize that they need to work together with government, municipalities, and the public and private sector to make progress in cutting emissions and harnessing the power of new, clean technologies.

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Each year, the Government of Ontario awards a prize of $20,000 to five young researchers who are carrying out exceptional work in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology/Medicine, Literature and Economic Science. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Polanyi Prizes, which were established by the provincial government in honour of the achievement of John Charles Polanyi, recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
John Charles Polanyi Prizes Turn 30 December 4, 2017

Each year, the Government of Ontario awards a prize of $20,000 to five young researchers who are carrying out exceptional work in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology/Medicine, Literature and Economic Science. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Polanyi Prizes, which were established by the provincial government in honour of the achievement of John Charles Polanyi, recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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On November 17, university leaders and experts came together at a Council of Ontario Universities forum, the Experiential Learning Best Practices Exchange, to discuss the importance of experiential learning.
Experiential Learning: Connecting the Classroom to Future Careers November 23, 2017

On November 17, university leaders and experts came together at a Council of Ontario Universities forum, the Experiential Learning Best Practices Exchange, to discuss the importance of experiential learning.

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The College Student Alliance, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance, Colleges Ontario and the Council of Ontario Universities have come together to develop an action plan on post-secondary student mental health.
Ontario’s students, colleges and universities call for action on student mental health November 2, 2017

The College Student Alliance, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance, Colleges Ontario and the Council of Ontario Universities have come together to develop an action plan on post-secondary student mental health.

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News Releases

Universities look forward to working with Premier Ford’s first cabinet to build a better future for the people of Ontario June 29, 2018

Ontario’s universities congratulate the ministers sworn in today to the cabinet of Premier Doug Ford, and we look forward to working with the new government as partners in building a better future for the people of Ontario.

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Honouring research to improve life for young people with autism June 27, 2018

Patrick Jachyra, a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto, and Kaitlyn Parks, a Master’s student at Western University, are the 2018 recipients of the Council of Ontario Universities’ Autism Scholarship Awards.

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Ontario’s universities congratulate Doug Ford and the PCs on winning the provincial election June 8, 2018

Ontario’s universities congratulate Premier-elect Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservative Party on a successful campaign in the provincial election. We look forward to partnering with the new government to help create a better future for students, communities and the province.

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Universities on Budget 2018: Strong postsecondary institutions will ensure a strong Ontario March 28, 2018

Ontario universities appreciate that today’s budget recognizes that one of Ontario’s strongest assets is our people, and that postsecondary education is key to a better future for our students, communities and the province.

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