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The Postsecondary Education Division works in collaboration with the Strategic Policy and Programs Division to implement government strategies and policy for postsecondary education in Ontario. The Postsecondary Education Division develops and implements operational policies and financial support to postsecondary institutions and students in Ontario, in support of the government's social and economic policy objectives with the goal of providing opportunities for high quality, accountable, relevant and accessible postsecondary education.

Key components of the program include operation of the Ontario Student Assistance Program; administering operating and capital transfer payments to colleges and universities and student financial assistance; managing relationships with postsecondary institutions and student groups; managing accountability mechanisms, including governance and relevant legislation; regulating the public colleges of applied arts and technology and private career colleges in accordance with applicable statutes and administering the funding framework for colleges and universities.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2010-11

Estimates
2009-10

Difference
Between
2010-11
and
2009-10

Actual
2008-09

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Colleges, Universities and Student Support 5,575,792,000 5,192,431,200 383,360,800 5,058,903,906
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 5,575,792,000 5,192,431,200 383,360,800 5,058,903,906
Statutory Bad Debt Expenses for Student Loans, the Financial Administration Act 27,150,000 41,540,000 (14,390,000) 30,087,719
  Total Statutory Appropriations 27,150,000 41,540,000 (14,390,000) 30,087,719
  Total Operating Expense 5,602,942,000 5,233,971,200 368,970,800 5,088,991,625
  OPERATING ASSETS        
4 Colleges, Universities and Student Support 58,800,000 63,700,000 (4,900,000) 64,940,397
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 58,800,000 63,700,000 (4,900,000) 64,940,397
  Total Operating Assets 58,800,000 63,700,000 (4,900,000) 64,940,397
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3 Support for Postsecondary Education 1,330,690,300 306,777,000 1,023,913,300 156,135,007
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,330,690,300 306,777,000 1,023,913,300 156,135,007
Statutory Amortization, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Capital Expense 1,330,691,300 306,778,000 1,023,913,300 156,135,007
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
6 Colleges, Universities and Student Support 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Capital Assets 1,000 1,000 - -



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
3002-1 Colleges, Universities and Student Support      
  Salaries and wages     16,640,300
  Employee benefits     2,657,500
  Transportation and communication     1,578,800
  Services     14,185,300
  Supplies and equipment     2,872,600
  Transfer payments      
     Grants for College Operating Costs   1,325,429,500  
     Grants for University Operating Costs   3,382,323,100  
     Council of Ministers of Education, Canada   748,200  
     Miscellaneous Grants   20,100  
     Reporting Entities Project   1,100,000  
     Postsecondary Transformation   102,700,000  
     Student Financial Assistance Programs   648,834,600  
     Ontario/Quebec Exchange Fellowships   89,000  
     Second Language Programs   1,114,000  
     Ontario Trust for Student Support   42,500,000  
     Textbook and Technology Grant   33,000,000 5,537,858,500
  Subtotal     5,575,793,000
  Less: Recoveries     1,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     5,575,792,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expenses for Student Loans, the Financial Administration Act     27,150,000
  Total Operating Expense for Postsecondary Education Program     5,602,942,000
  OPERATING ASSETS      
3002-4 Colleges, Universities and Student Support      
  Loans and Investments      
     Student Support     58,800,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     58,800,000
  Total Operating Assets for Postsecondary Education Program     58,800,000
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
3002-3 Support for Postsecondary Education      
  Transfer payments      
     Capital Grants - Colleges   101,535,200  
     Capital Grants - Universities   97,759,500  
     Knowledge Infrastructure Program - Federal   600,699,200  
     Knowledge Infrastructure Program - Provincial   496,594,200  
     Strategic Capital Infrastructure Program   34,101,200 1,330,689,300
  Other transactions     1,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,330,690,300
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Amortization, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
  Total Capital Expense for Postsecondary Education Program     1,330,691,300
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
3002-6 Colleges, Universities and Student Support      
  Business application software     1,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     1,000
  Total Capital Assets for Postsecondary Education Program     1,000