Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer Supports Postsecondary Learner Mobility at Sault College

(Toronto, ON June 18, 2024) – Dr. Adrienne Galway, Executive Director of the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) was joined by Jill Dunlop, Minister of Colleges and Universities, and Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan, President and CEO of Humber College, to announce 39 new projects focused on supporting postsecondary learner mobility.

Over the next year, ONCAT is flowing over $2.8 million to support learner mobility projects at 35 colleges, universities, and Indigenous Institutes in Ontario. These projects aim to empower learners by recognizing previous education and professional experiences and facilitating smoother transitions between programs and institutions. At Sault College, this funding supports the following project.

Sault College is receiving $50,000 from ONCAT to improve its credit transfer system. This funding will allow the college to update its credit transfer database making it easier to evaluate course credits for students applying to Sault College. As a result, students will know sooner how many of their previous credits can be transferred and what courses they still need to complete. This project supports efficiencies internally and will provide a smoother experience for incoming students.

"Empowering learners with accessible pathways to navigate their educational journey is key to helping them achieve their professional and academic goals,” said Dr. Galway. “The increased funding will promote improved transitions between institutions and programs, helping learners get where they want to go."

“The Ontario government is proud to support ONCAT’s important work to make it easier for learners of all backgrounds to pursue their educational goals,” said Minister Jill Dunlop. “By facilitating smoother transitions and recognizing the wealth of knowledge gained through previous experience, we are fostering a more inclusive and supportive environment to advance student success in Ontario.”

"We are grateful to receive this support from ONCAT, which will enhance our credit transfer system," said David Orazietti, President, Sault College. "This funding will allow us to streamline the credit evaluation process providing our students with quicker and clearer information on their transferable credits. This initiative not only creates efficiencies internally but also ensures our students can make informed decisions about their educational pathways, which ultimately supports their academic and professional success."

In Fall of 2023, ONCAT initiated calls for projects for greater accessibility and impact within the postsecondary sector. This call was met with an unprecedented number of applications from postsecondary institutions, demonstrating a growing interest to support greater learner mobility, expand access to postsecondary opportunities and improve pathways to the labour market. 

Established in 2011, the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer plays a pivotal role in supporting learner mobility, working to reduce barriers for students seeking to transfer among the province's public colleges, universities, and Indigenous Institutes. For more information, visit www.oncat.ca. ONCAT is funded by the Government of Ontario.

For more information about Sault College’s Pathways and Credit Transfer, please contact our Pathways Office at Pathways@saultcollege.ca.