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Great cities around the world have a strong and vibrant post-secondary educational scene that attracts people and businesses. For Mississauga to be a well-recognized city of the 21st century, more post-secondary educational opportunities will be necessary.

Mississauga is currently home to the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), part of Canada's largest university and one of the most highly respected research institutions in North America. The City supports and is actively encouraging additional post-secondary facilities to be located in the City.

The latest partnership with Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advance Learning represents Mississauga’s commitment to provide new opportunities for its residents. It will open September 2011 and will accommodate 1,760 as part of Phase I, with a total of 5,500 students upon final completion. The College was granted funding through the Knowledge Infrastructure Program and received funding from both the federal and provincial government.

Mississauga is ready for new post-secondary opportunities. Recent announcements by the current Ontario government placed considerable investments in post-secondary education. In the 2011 budget, the province committed over $64 million in 2011-12. Funding will increase to $309 million by 2013-14. The City of Mississauga expects further funding for post-secondary to continue or grow with the next government in power.


The question that provincial political parties should answer is:

Will your party continue to honour the existing post-secondary education funding commitment?

If you wish to read more on this topic, please refer to the corporate report entitled "Provincial Election 2011:  Summary of Key Issues for the City of Mississauga"  (pages 13-15)