Conestoga College collects personal information from students under the legal authority of the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Act.
Conestoga collects personal information from students to offer a comprehensive program of career-oriented, post-secondary education and training and for the following related purposes:
- making admission decisions and undertaking enrolment
- providing financial assistance and awards
- providing academic and ancillary services
- making advancement and graduation decisions
- administering the above activities
- providing a safe learning and working environment
Conestoga considers student records to be confidential. It only discloses student personal information to third parties based on written consent, if required by law or as otherwise authorized by section 42 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. For example, section 42 of FIPPA permits the College to release personal information to aid a law enforcement investigation and to facilitate the auditing of government programs. The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Act also requires the College to comply with Ministry reporting requirements that may entail the disclosure of student personal information along with statistical or aggregate information.
For more information, or to request access to your personal information you may contact our Access and Privacy Coordinator at the following address:
Access and Privacy Coordinator
Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
299 Doon Valley Drive, Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 4M4
519-748-5220, ext. 2177 or privacy @ conestogac.on.ca.
Further information about the Ministry’s collection of statistical and personal information can be obtained from the Government of Ontario or Ministry of Training, College and Universities website or by writing to:
Director, Postsecondary Finance and Information Management
Postsecondary Education Division
7th Floor, Mowat Block, 900 Bay St
Toronto, ON, M7A 1L2