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Toronto, Aug 29 (Canadian-Media): Ontario’s proposal to create a new French-language university in Central and Southwestern Ontario -- governed by and for Francophone community -- would be the first of its kind in the province and would create more job opportunities for the Ontario Francophone community, media reports said.
Marie-France Lalonde. Image credit: Facebook page
“This is a tremendous step forward in the creation of the first standalone French-language university in Ontario, governed by and for Francophones, which will provide access to high-quality French-language university education in the Greater Toronto Area and Central and Southwestern Ontario. My sincere thanks to the planning board panel and chair, Dr. Dyane Adam, for the work they have done,” said Deb Matthews, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development.
Ontario is reported to be home to 611,500 Francophones — the largest population in Canada outside of Québec – with central and southwestern Ontario home to the fastest growing Francophone population.
A total of 430,000 people in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) speak French, reportedly makes it the fourth most important centre of French-language speakers in Canada.
At present Ontario has two publicly funded French-language colleges and nine French-language and bilingual schools offering university programs.
In 2015-16, the Ontario government had reportedly invested $87.9 million to support French-language postsecondary education, including almost $14 million from the federal government — an increase of more than 71 percent since 2003-04.
Established last fall by Ontario government, the French-language University Planning Board chaired by Dr. Dyane Adam, submitted its report ‘From Local Innovation to Global Excellence: Proposal for a French-Language University in Ontario’ in July 2017 with recommendations to create a new French-Language University in Central and Southwestern Ontario.
The Planning Board recommended "Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) take the necessary steps within the government to establish a French-language University in centre and southwest Ontario…that support affiliation approaches to academic oversight; and provide advice on options regarding the legislative composition of the board and the academic council.”
After careful review, Ontario will reportedly accept key recommendations of the report and introduce legislation for the creation of the proposed university in the coming months.
Marie-France Lalonde: Facebook
Marie-France Lalonde, Minister of Francophone Affairs tweeted, “Reached a historic milestone today: our gov’t intends to create Ontario’s first standalone French-language university in CSW Ontario#onpoli.”
Lalonde was quoted by the media, “Francophone culture and the French language have always been essential to Ontario’s identity and prosperity. This is strongly reaffirmed today with the government’s intent to provide high-quality postsecondary education to Francophone students. The creation of a new French-language university, governed by and for Francophones, is a critical milestone for Franco-Ontarians and future generations.”
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)
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Toronto, Aug 23 (Canadian-Media): ARMA International -- formerly the Association of Records Managers and Administrators -- is integrating the Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles® into the Unified Compliance Framework (UCF®) to help information governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) professionals deliver end-to-end records management services in their organizations in the wake of explosion of data while protecting it from cyber-attacks, a news release reported earlier this week.
Unified Compliance Framework. Image credit: www.unifiedcompliance.com
The Principles, developed by ARMA International, are reportedly the established best practices of information governance and are often cited in case law.
ARMA International, with its headquarters in Kansas, U.S. -- reportedly known worldwide for its standards and guidelines -- is a not-for-profit professional association for records and information managers and related industry practitioners and vendors and provides educational opportunities and educational publications covering the principles of records management. It also is .
Founded in 1955, the Association of Records Executives and Administrators (AREA) and the American Records Management Association (ARMA) reportedly merged in 1975 to form the present ARMA International.
With joint efforts of Jocelyn Gunter, CEO of ARMA International and Dorian Cougias, founder of Unified Compliance UCF® ARMA/Unified Compliance webinar “How to Use the UCF to Optimize the Records & Information Management/GRC Interface,” --highlighting the benefits of this key integration and discuss the addition of its principles of the best practices in information governance to the UCF® -- would be presented at 11 a.m. Eastern time on September 7 .
Gunter, who assumed the CEO role of ARMA in April of 2017, is educating records management stakeholders to the role RIM (Records and Information Management) can play in the Governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) environment a top priority.
“It can be difficult to illustrate the concept of this integration if an organization doesn’t recognize the importance of records management in daily operations,” said Gunter. “We want all stakeholders, including CSOs and CIOs, to understand that the information behind the records controlled by GRC is a critical resource to the organization.”
Cougias, realising the value of including the best practices of information management with the other documents of authority that GRC professionals must comply with said,
“A large percent of all GRC controls relate to establishing and maintaining control over some type of documentation or record. It’s impossible to reach security, privacy, and risk goals effectively without managing the records first.”
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)