Disclosure of Information
Collège Boréal is committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal information. Under Section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, RSO 1990, c. F.31, this notice informs you that your personal information is being collected under the authority of the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Act, 2002. It may be used or disclosed for administrative, statistical or research purposes of the College, Ontario government ministries and agencies and the Government of Canada, including, but not limited to, the compilation of data and the production of reports on key performance indicators (graduation rates, graduate employment rates, graduate satisfaction rates and employer satisfaction rates). You may also be contacted by third parties mandated by the ministry or College to voluntarily participate in surveys to assess the experiences and outcomes of students and graduates.
According to the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Act, 2002, SO 2002, Chapter 8, Appendix F, Section 6, Collège Boréal is required to provide the Ministry of Colleges and Universities with limited personal information, such as Ontario school registration numbers, student data, and academic records under section 15 of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Act, RSO 1990, Chapter M.19, as amended. The ministry collects this data for purposes such as planning, allocating and administering public funds for colleges, universities, and other post-secondary education and training institutions, as well as for research and analysis, including longitudinal studies and statistical activities conducted by or on behalf of the ministry for purposes related to post-secondary education and training. To learn more about how this information is used, visit the Ministry of Colleges and Universities website.
Statistics Canada is the federal agency responsible for statistics. It conducts hundreds of surveys each year on various topics, including education. Tracking students and educational institutions over time is essential to understanding factors such as those influencing enrolment demand. In addition, given the increased need to report on public investments, it is important to understand “outcomes.” To conduct such studies, Statistics Canada asks all colleges and universities to provide data on students and graduates.
Institutions collect and transmit to Statistics Canada personal information about each student, including their name, ID and Social Insurance Number, contact information (address and telephone number), demographic data, previous education and labour market experience, and enrolment information. The Statistics Act gives Statistics Canada the legal authority to access personal information held by educational institutions. This information may be used exclusively for statistical purposes, and the confidentiality provisions of the Statistics Act prohibit any disclosure of information that could identify a student. Anyone who does not wish their information to be used may request that Statistics Canada remove their personal data (name, address, or other personal identifiers) from the national database. To submit such a request or for any questions concerning the Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS), please contact us at:
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EST/EDT) 1-800-307-3382 or 1-613-951-7608
Institutional Surveys Section
Centre for Education Statistics
100 Tunney’s Pasture Driveway
RH Coats Building, Floor 13 G
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0T6
At Collège Boréal, all students can access the information in their files. If an organization (e.g., a bank) or a member of the external community (e.g., a parent) wishes to obtain your information, this will only be possible with your consent. To grant this authorization, please complete the following form: Divulgation de renseignements personnels et scolaires.