What does Education for All look like?

  • A post-secondary education system that is high-quality, fully accessible, and publicly-funded and respected for its important economic, social and cultural role in our society.
  • Fair wages and working conditions and secure employment for all workers at our colleges and universities and an end to contracting out and the privatization of services, including teaching, cleaning, and food services.
  • A research ecosystem driven by the quest for knowledge and not corporate priorities, that funds research in all disciplines, protects the public ownership of results and intellectual property, and supports researchers at every stage of their academic careers.
  • Open and transparent governance with diverse representation of faculty, students, and workers to ensure that decisions that impact the campus community are made by community members with a stake in the outcomes.
  • Strict limits on the ability of corporations or private donors to exercise control over research, curriculum, or employment decisions of post-secondary institutions.

What difference would Education for All make?

  • Embracing Education for All would help to foster a well-educated population that has the skills, knowledge, and tools to address the current crises - health, climate, economic, and social – and help prevent such crises from reoccurring in the future.
  • It would remove barriers for historically marginalized communities, including racialized, migrant, queer, women, Black, Indigenous and low income people to pursue post-secondary education.
  • It would move our post-secondary institutions into a central role in the fight against climate change and society’s move towards climate justice.