Established in 2011, the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer/Conseil Ontarien pour l'articulation et le transfert (ONCAT/CATON) was created to enhance academic pathways and reduce barriers for students looking to transfer among Ontario’s public colleges, universities, and Indigenous institutes.
A postsecondary education and training system that empowers learners to build upon their previous education and work experience to achieve their personal, educational, and professional goals.
The Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) drives innovation to help postsecondary learners get where they want to go, no matter where they begin. We do this as a vital partner and convener of the postsecondary education and training sectors, maximizing opportunities for institutional collaboration to create academic pathways, facilitating recognition of prior learning, and supporting learner transitions and entry into the labour market.
Grounded in a commitment to equity, diversity, access, and inclusion, ONCAT’s activities are guided by the following values:
- Learner-Centred: We are dedicated to understanding and supporting the diverse needs, aspirations, and challenges of learners at publicly assisted colleges, universities, and Indigenous Institutes in Ontario.
- Impact: We take action to create measurable and transformative change for Ontario learners.
- Adaptability: We respond to the evolving needs of Ontario learners, our partners, and stakeholders.
- Collaboration: We drive success through the strength of our relationships.
- Knowledge Sharing: We foster an environment where knowledge is freely exchanged.
Alongside our members and stakeholders, we do this by:
Supporting projects aimed at creating and expanding credit transfer pathways and improving our understanding of student mobility and the student transfer experience;
- Engaging Ontario's regions and communities through facilitated groups;
Collecting credit transfer data and sharing resources;
Hosting events that bring together credit transfer experts from across the province; and,
Connecting students to transfer opportunities through ONTransfer.ca.
ONCAT is incorporated under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act and is governed according to the ONCAT General Bylaws.
Board of Directors
The ONCAT Board is a diverse collection of college and university leaders, members who have experience on school boards, students, and other postsecondary stakeholders. The ONCAT Board provides advice on the strategic direction of the organization.
- Kevin Weaver, President & CEO, Georgian College
- Leo Groarke, President and Vice-Chancellor, Trent University
- David Barnett, Vice President, Academic, Lakehead University
- Christine Bradaric-Baus, External Representative, Vice-President Academic, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
- Serge Demers, Registrar, Laurentian University
- Cindy Fong, Registrar, Seneca College
- Gillian Gibbons, External Representative, Superintendent of Education, York Region District School Board
- Adam Hopkins, Sr. Vice President Academic, First Nations Technical Institute
- Kathryn Kettle, Graduate Representative
- Lyne Michaud, Vice President, Academic, Collège Boréal
- Casey Phillips, Vice President Students, Nipissing University
- Laura Stanbra, Vice President Student Services, Algonquin College
- Stephanie Ye-Mowe, Student Representative, University of Waterloo
Ex-Officio Members of the Board
- Adrienne Galway, Executive Director, ONCAT
- Janet Hope, Vice President of Policy and Innovation, Colleges Ontario
- Heather Lane, Executive Director, Ontario Universities' Application Centre
- Robert Luke, CEO, eCampusOntario
- Marc Provencher, President & CEO, OCAS
- Marny Scully, Vice President of Policy and Strategy, Council of Ontario Universities
Collaboration is at the core of what we do at ONCAT.
In addition to our member institutions—all 45 of Ontario’s public colleges and universities—we work with various postsecondary stakeholders.
Our Partners Include:
- Indigenous Institutes;
- The Government of Ontario and Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU);
- Sector organizations like the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HECQO) and eCampusOntario; and
- Representative bodies like the Council of Ontario Universities (COU), Colleges Ontario (CO), the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario (CFS-ON), the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA), and the College Student Alliance (CSA).