Ontario Universities’ 2017-2020 Strategic Mandate Agreements with MTCU

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From 2017 to 2020 Ontario universities’ growth and 4 percent each of university’s funding from the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities (MTCU) is governed by individual Strategic Mandate Agreements (SMAs) struck between MTCU and each University.

A portion of Ontario Universities’ ongoing relationship with MTCU and the provincial government is also governed by these agreements.

In 2013 MTCU adopted a policy framework that outlined a goal to pursue greater institutional diversity in the PSE system through negotiations with each institution. The framework included incentive funding in areas with system-wide measurements defined by the government and institutionally-identified incremental funding tied to desired outcomes proposed by each PSE institution with performance measurements and indicators. The framework centred around the establishment of a three-year SMA with each institution. Each party proposed targets and measures and the outcome was the establishment of an SMAs with each PSE institution and MTCU in 2014. The second phase of the SMA process, dubbed “SMA2”, was negotiated in 2016 and runs from 2017 to 2020.

MTCU maintains a list of university and college SMAs on their website. The table below includes links to current “SMA2” on the MTCU web version, the signed version found on respective university’s web sites, and a link to each university’s Institutional Analysis office.

List of Strategic Mandate Agreements 2017-2020

MTCU SMA2 LinkIntuitional SMA2 LinkInstitutional Analysis LinkSMA2 Annual Report 2017-18
Algoma University MTCU versionAlgoma University's signed versionAlgoma University's Institutional Analysis siteAlgoma University SMA2 Annual Report 2017-18
Brock University MTCU versionBrock University's signed versionBrock University's Institutional Analysis siteBrock University SMA2 Annual Report 2017-18
Carleton University MTCU versionCarleton University's signed versionCarleton University's Institutional Analysis siteCarleton University SMA2 Annual Report 2017-18
Lakehead University MTCU versionLakehead University's signed versionLakehead University's Institutional Analysis siteLakehead University SMA2 Annual Report 2017-18
Laurentian University MTCU versionLaurentian University's signed versionLaurentian University's Institutional Analysis siteLaurentian University SMA2 Annual Report 2017-18
McMaster University MTCU versionMcMaster University's signed versionMcMaster University's Institutional Analysis siteMcMaster University SMA2 Annual Report 2017-18
Nipissing University MTCU versionNipissing University's signed versionNipissing University's Institutional Analysis siteNipissing University SMA2 Annual Report 2017-18
OCADu MTCU versionOCADu's signed versionOCADu's Institutional Analysis siteOCADu SMA2 Annual Report 2017-18
Queen's University MTCU versionQueen's University's signed versionQueen's University's Institutional Analysis siteQueen's University SMA2 Annual Report 2017-18
Ryerson University MTCU versionRyerson University's signed versionRyerson University's Institutional Analysis siteRyerson University SMA2 Annual Report 2017-18
Trent University MTCU versionTrent University's signed versionTrent University's Institutional Analysis siteTrent University SMA2 Annual Report 2017-18
Université de Hearst MTCU versionUniversité de Hearst's signed versionUniversité de Hearst's Institutional Analysis siteUniversité de Hearst SMA2 Annual Report 2017-18
University of Guelph MTCU versionUniversity of Guelph's signed versionUniversity of Guelph's Institutional Analysis siteUniversity of Guelph SMA2 Annual Report 2017-18
University of Ontario Institute of Technology/Ontario Technical University MTCU versionUniversity of Ontario Institute of Technology/Ontario Technical University's signed versionUniversity of Ontario Institute of Technology/Ontario Technical University's Institutional Analysis siteUniversity of Ontario Institute of Technology/Ontario Technical University SMA2 Annual Report 2017-18
University of Ottawa MTCU versionUniversity of Ottawa's signed versionUniversity of Ottawa's Institutional Analysis siteUniversity of Ottawa SMA2 Annual Report 2017-18
University of Toronto MTCU versionUniversity of Toronto's signed versionUniversity of Toronto's Institutional Analysis siteUniversity of Toronto SMA2 Annual Report 2017-18
University of Waterloo MTCU versionUniversity of Waterloo's signed versionUniversity of Waterloo's Institutional Analysis siteUniversity of Waterloo SMA2 Annual Report 2017-18
University of Windsor MTCU versionUniversity of Windsor's signed versionUniversity of Windsor's Institutional Analysis siteUniversity of Windsor SMA2 Annual Report 2017-18
Western University MTCU versionWestern University's signed versionWestern University's Institutional Analysis siteWestern University SMA2 Annual Report 2017-18
Wilfrid Laurier University MTCU versionWilfrid Laurier University's signed versionWilfrid Laurier University's Institutional Analysis siteWilfrid Laurier University SMA2 Annual Report 2017-18
York University MTCU versionYork University's signed versionYork University's Institutional Analysis siteYork University SMA2 Annual Report 2017-18
All 21 Ontario University Strategic Mandate Agreements, their web-version on the MTCU website, their signed version on the university's website and the university's Institutional analysis website.

This list was updated in January 2020 to include SMA2 Annual Report 2017-18 Part 1 links.