An Ontario Colleges-wide policy statement on upholding free speech comes into effect on January 1, 2019. The policy applies to all Ontario college faculty, students, staff, management, guests and others who are present at all colleges across the province. A task force of senior leaders from Ontario Colleges and a student representative have worked together to develop the policy so it is consistent across institutions.

Students who have questions, require further information or wish to report a potential violation of the policy should contact the Office of Student Conduct.

Existing college mechanisms and processes will be used to investigate complaints and ensure compliance with the policy.

More information is available at and in the government’s backgrounder.