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May. OACC held its 33rd annual conference for private career colleges in London. It featured presentations and remarks from Chris Bentley, Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities; Judith Andrew of CFIB; Jacquelin Pegg of the Ontario Human Rights commission, and many other presenters.
Following the election of the new Government in October of 2003, OACC met face to face with more than half of the MPPs in Ontario and many of the Cabinet Ministers.
January. OACC held a members’ seminar/reception in Ottawa that featured remarks by Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities, Richard Patten, a presentation by Cheri Crosby of HRSDC, and an update on OACC’s work on the development of the regulations for the new PCC Act 2005.
February. At the invitation of Training, Colleges, and Universities Minister, Chris Bentley, OACC attended the Post-Secondary Education and Skills Summit conference held in Ottawa by the Provincial Premiers’ Council of the Federation, to represent the views of the private career college sector in Ontario.
June and July. OACC participated actively in the work of joint Ministry/Private Career College sector work group consultations with respect the development of the regulations that will support the Private Career Colleges Act 2005, leading to its critique of the draft general regulation and the draft TCAF regulation.
Fall. OACC attended and participated in all of the Ministry training sessions held across the province with respect to the proclamation and implementation of the new Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 and Regulations 414/06 and 415/06.
On behalf of OACC members, OACC developed templates for student complaint procedures and student expulsion policies in conjunction with the Ministry. Private career colleges could submit the templates with their next re-registrations and implement them in their colleges.