5.5 NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE
5.5.1 Northern College is required to disclose personal information such as Ontario Education Numbers, student characteristics and educational outcomes to the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development under s. 15 of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter M.19, as amended. The Ministry collects this data for the purposes such as planning, allocating and administering public funding to colleges, universities and other post-secondary educational and training institutions and to conduct research and analysis, including longitudinal studies, and statistical activities conducted by or on behalf of the Ministry for purposes that relate to post-secondary education and training.
5.5.2 Further information on how the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development uses this personal information is available at website: tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/ (English) or tcu.gov.on.ca/fre/ (French) or by writing to the Director, Postsecondary Finance Branch, Postsecondary Education Division, 7th Floor, Mowat Block, 900 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M7A 1L2.
5.5.3 In addition, the federal Statistics Act provides the legal authority for Statistics Canada to obtain access to personal information held by educational institutions. The information may be used for statistical purposes only, and the confidentiality provisions of the Statistics Act prevent the information from being released in any way that would identify a student. Students who do not wish to have their information used can ask Statistics Canada to remove their identifying information from the national database.
On request by a student, Statistics Canada will delete an individual’s contact information (name, address, or other personal identifiers) from the PSIS database. To make such a request, please contact Statistics Canada:
Via telephone: 1-800-307-3382 or 1-613-951-7608 Monday to Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST/EDST
Institutional Surveys Section Centre for Education Statistics Statistics Canada
Main Building, SC 2100-K
Tunney’s Pasture, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0T6