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About Us

Established in 2011, the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer/Conseil Ontarien pour l'articulation et le transfert (ONCAT/CATON) plays a pivotal role in supporting learner mobility, working to reduce barriers for students seeking to transfer among the province's public colleges, universities, and Indigenous Institutes. ONCAT partners with postsecondary institutions to help establish academic pathways, facilitate recognition of prior learning, and support learners' transition into the labour market. ONCAT achieves this by funding research and institutional projects that support learner mobility, collecting data and sharing resources, hosting events, facilitating sector groups, and managing ONTransfer.ca, a tool that helps students navigate their transfer and pathway options. ONCAT is funded by the Government of Ontario.

Vision

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. 

Mandate

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.

ONCAT Exhibitor Video

ONCAT collaborates with colleges, universities, and Indigenous Institutes to make this system of student mobility a reality. Hit play and learn how we do it.

Values

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 transfer professionals from across the province; and,
  • Helping students identify transfer opportunities and pathway options through ONTransfer.ca.

View Principles for Credit Transfer.

Our Team

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Adrienne Galway
Executive Director
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Shauna Love
Operations Director
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Andrew Wilson
Transfer and Technology Director
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Rachel Houpt
Director of Policy and Public Affairs
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Nick Hanson
Director of Research, Data and Funding
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Peter Ssekiziyivu Desera
Finance Manager
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Natalie Isber
Manager, Strategic Initiatives
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Leah Bernardo-Ciddio
Transfer & Student Services Manager
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Amy Oziel
Operations Specialist
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Jeffrey Napierala
Research Manager
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Emerson Lacroix
Senior Researcher
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Melinda Cheng
Senior Data Analyst
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Tina Liu
Data Analyst
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Christine Liber
Communications Manager
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Jane Waldner
Senior Communications Specialist
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Lindsay Bindman
Stakeholder Engagement Manager
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Meryl Borato
Knowledge Mobilization Manager
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Sanja Pavlovic
Event Planner
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Allison Maldonado
Business Systems Analyst
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Inna Yeranosyan
Grants and Projects Specialist
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Victoria Nickerson
ONTransfer Services Coordinator
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Andrea Bayuelo
ONTransfer Services Coordinator
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Abdullah Mushtaq
Executive and Governance Coordinator
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Governance

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.

Board Chairs

  • Kevin Weaver, President & CEO, Georgian College
  • Leo Groarke, President and Vice-Chancellor, Trent University

Board Members

  • Cebert Adamson, Vice President, Academic, Mohawk College
  • David Barnett, Vice President, Academic, Lakehead University
  • Barış Berber, Student Representative, 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
  • Jen McMillen, Vice Provost, Students, Toronto Metropolitan University

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

Annual Report

We’re pleased to look back on ONCAT’s progress over the 2022-2023 fiscal year. Download the 2022-23 report. View past annual reports in our Resource Archive.

 

Annual Report 2022-23

Strategic Plan 2023-2026

Download the 2023-26 Strategic Plan.

 

Strategic Plan 2023-26