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A Fair-Access Agenda for the Future

A FAIR-ACCESS AGENDA FOR REGULATORY BODIES AND THEIR MEMBERS:

  • Streamline the registration process.
  • Widen the reach of international mutual recognition agreements.
  • Identify and remove unnecessary requirements.
  • Identify acceptable alternatives for meeting the competencies embedded in academic and experience requirements.
  • Collect applicant input on registration requirements and processes. Measure the impact of fair-access initiatives on the experience of applicants.
  • Implement OFC recommendations from the 2011–12 assessment cycle.

A FAIR-ACCESS AGENDA FOR GOVERNMENT:

  • Project a clear and compelling vision for our province and country that values diversity and mobilizes the full potential of all residents.
  • Ensure policy coherence, integrating fair-access considerations into the development and implementation of related legislation and policies, particularly in the area of professional regulation, global labour mobility, and immigration.
  • Continue to fill resource gaps by addressing applicant needs for financial aid and by funding bridging programs and foreign-credential-recognition initiatives.

A FAIR-ACCESS AGENDA FOR RESEARCH:

  • Conduct evaluation research on emerging fair-access developments, such as bridging programs and competency assessment.
  • Conduct academic research on access to the professions and how access has changed over time. Identify promising practices and recommend priorities for further action.
  • Contribute to the development of an evidence-based understanding of the promise and challenges of diversity for the regulated professions and the public they serve.

A Fair Way to Go

Access to Ontario's Regulated Professions and the Need to Embrace Newcomers in the Global Economy

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A Fair Way to go

January 2013