Registration - In-house Organization
Universities Canada / Universités Canada / Paul Davidson, President
Version 82 of 82 (2019-10-30 to present)
- Aboriginal Affairs
- Arts and Culture
- Economic Development
- Employment and Training
- Intellectual Property
- International Development
- International Relations
- International Trade
- Privacy and Access to Information
- Regional Development
- Research and Development
- Science and Technology
Subject Matter Details
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit
- Discussions with Employment and Social Development Canada concerning international student mobility and internship programs.
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution
- Discussions concerning federal budget priorities. Priority topics include: federal government's support for university research through the federal granting agencies and other government programs; support for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows; changes to the Canada Research Chairs program; university infrastructure; international research collaboration; knowledge mobilization; equity diversity and inclusion; cybersecurity; and expanding university education opportunities for Indigenous Canadians.
- Engaging with reviews of existing legislation covering charities to clarify how they apply to educational institutions.
- Lobbying for an explicit exception for charities, not-for-profits and/or educational institutions to Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL).
- Lobbying to maintain current regulations included in the Lobbying Act.
- Lobbying to maintain fair dealing for education.
Policies or Program
- Discuss effective strategies and programs to support student transition to the work place and access to upskilling and reskilling programs for mid-career Canadians with Employment and Social Development Canada, including the Student Work-Integrated Learning Program (SWILP) and the Canada Training Benefit.
- Engage with Department of Status of Women and Statistics Canada regarding data collection and policies/frameworks regarding student safety on campus.
- Engage with Global Affairs Canada, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and ESDC on the implementation of the government’s International Education Strategy – including the targeting and recruitment of international students and the design of the outbound student mobility program for Canadian students to study abroad.
- Engage with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada regarding the role of universities in supporting innovation through the full suite of innovation initiatives (eg. Superclusters, economic sector tables, Innovation Canada, knowledge mobilization, digital research infrastructure etc.)
- Engage with Statistics Canada regarding postsecondary education and research data collection and analysis with particular attention to the University and College Academic Staff System survey and labour market information.
- Harmonization of immigration policies with regard to the improvement of study and work permit processing to identify areas where policies and procedures could be strengthened.
- Increased supports for Indigenous students seeking to access post-secondary education.
- Working with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to improve visa processing times, the Study Direct Stream program, and lower refusal rates for international students accepted to Canadian universities
- Written communication
- Oral communication
- Grass-roots communication
- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
- Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
- Canadian Heritage (PCH)
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
- Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)
- Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC)
- Elections Canada
- Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
- Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
- Finance Canada (FIN)
- Global Affairs Canada (GAC)
- Health Canada (HC)
- House of Commons
- Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
- Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)
- Infrastructure Canada (INFC)
- Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)
- International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
- Justice Canada (JC)
- National Defence (DND)
- National Research Council (NRC)
- Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
- Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying (OCL)
- Prime Minister's Office (PMO)
- Privy Council Office (PCO)
- Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
- Public Safety Canada (PS)
- Senate of Canada
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
- Statistics Canada (StatCan)
- Transport Canada (TC)
- Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS)
- Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)
- Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)
In-house Organization Details
Description of the organization's activities
Universities Canada has represented Canada's universities since 1911. We are the voice of Canada's universities. Our advocacy ensures that higher education is recognized as vital to Canada's prosperity and quality of life as a knowledge-based society and economy. We are a non-governmental and not-for-profit organization, funded through membership fees and revenues from contract management services and publications. Our mandate is to facilitate the development of public policy on higher education and to encourage cooperation among universities and governments, industry, communities, and institutions in other countries. We provide services to member universities in three main areas: public policy and advocacy; communication, research and information-sharing; and scholarships and international programs.
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration
Paul Davidson, President
Organization's membership or classes of membershipUniversities Canada has one class of voting members. Members are Canadian public and private not-for-profit universities and university degree-level colleges. At present, the Association has over 90 voting members. Associate members are non-voting national groupings of academic and administrative components of member institutions that have objects which are consonant with those of the Association. At present, there are 12 associate members. Members of the Association are listed on the website, www.univcan.ca.
End date of the last completed financial year: 2019-03-31
|Government Institution||Funding Received in Last Financial Year||Funding Expected in Current Financial Year|
|Canadian Heritage (PCH)||$26,100.00||Yes|
In-house Organization Contact Information
350 Albert Street, Suite 1710
Ottawa, ON K1R 1B1
Fax number: 613-563-9745
Lobbyists employed by the organization
- Sandra Boisvert, Government Relations Officer | No public offices held
- Paul Davidson, President | No public offices held
- Alison Evans, Director of Communications | No public offices held
- Caroline Flocari, Analyst, International Relations | Public offices held
- Joseph Halbersma, Policy Analyst | No public offices held
- Ronald Hoffman, Government Relations Coordinator | No public offices held
- Dawn Jeffrey, Government Relations Officer | No public offices held
- Hanna Jevne, Research Analyst | Public offices held
- Caroline Lachance, Data Analysis Manager | No public offices held
- Philip Landon, Vice-President, Governance & Programs | No public offices held
- Scott Lofquist-Morgan, Senior Analyst, Member Relations | No public offices held
- Michael McDonald, Government Relations Specialist | Public offices held
- Cindy McIntyre, Assistant Director, International Relations | Public offices held
- Claire Millington, Senior Policy Analyst | Public offices held
- Gwendolyn Moncrieff-Gould, Government Relations Officer | No public offices held
- Aisha Paquette-Dioury, Social Impact Lead | Public offices held
- Brian Pépin, Senior Government Relations officer | Public offices held
- Anna Seifried, Analyst, International Relations | Public offices held
- Wendy Therrien, Director of Research and Policy | No public offices held