Introduction to the Canadian Post-Secondary Access Partnership . Goals of this session. Introduce the Canadian Post Secondary Access Partnership to conference delegates Opportunity to network and learn from the expertise of the participants in this session Share challenges and best practices .
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Increase awareness on how to access Post-Secondary Education for youth and adult learners that traditionally do not pursue PSE:
We know that…
“Teen and Young Adult Strategy”, YMCA of Greater Toronto, August 2007
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The Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation has laid the groundwork for the creation of a virtual access network as a component of the Partnership. The access network is a membership-based network of community access service providers, post-secondary institutions, not-for-profit partners, researchers and corporations interested in workforce development.
The network’s mandate:
Provide an ongoing source of professional development opportunities and training
YOU CAN GO access workers help youth and their parents/guardians:
Delivery Methods Partnership Service delivery in French, English & other languages as neededYouth Workshops: Skills, Opportunities, Achievements, Results Series; Choosing Your Destination Preparing for Your Journey Soaring through Turbulence Financial Aid:Understanding costs of PSEShow me the Money
Guest Speakers from different occupations speak about their educational path
Individual Meetings for Post-Secondary Education information (with an initial needs assessment)
Provision of about 16,000 services:
- 2,000 one-on-one
- 14,000 participants in the workshop setting
“…lifting barriers that restrict access to under-represented groups creates an economically healthy, equitable society”
Scott Haldane, President & CEO YMCA Canada
Thank you for attending this presentation! under-represented groups creates an economically healthy, equitable society”
Adela Colhon Dan Wise
Manager Vice President
Canadian Post Secondary National & Provincial
Access Partnership Programs
YMCA of Greater Toronto YMCA of Greater Toronto