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 Mississaugas 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
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
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)