Yesterday the federal government released Budget 2022. Despite welcome commitments to expanded public health services, including dental care, pharmacare and mental health care, investments in public post-secondary education were notably absent.
Find more information here on key announcements in Budget 2022 of interest to CAUT members.
What you will not find is strong federal leadership to address the impacts of chronic underfunding of post-secondary education.
We urgently need a national post-secondary education strategy with the provinces and territories that includes a minimum of $3 billion in direct federal funding. Recent successes establishing childcare and mental health transfers serve as models for how the federal government can play a crucial role in our sector in the future.
Call for this kind of federal leadership on post-secondary education through the Education for All coalition here.