The College Sector Committee for Adult Upgrading (CSC) is the support organization which represents College Academic Upgrading Programs and staff at the provincial level. We monitor and support the needs of managers, faculty and support staff on the front lines in Ontario’s 24 Community Colleges and provide informed advice at the provincial level, both to Colleges Ontario and to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU).

Giving every adult in Ontario opportunities for a better life through upgrading their education and skills is at the core of everything we do at the CSC.

Incorporated in 2013, we have worked to provide professional resources, information, expertise and networking opportunities for all the dedicated people who are responsible for Literacy and Basic Skills and Academic Upgrading programming across Ontario’s 24 public colleges and online.

As part of our mandate, the CSC conducts research and produces reports on a variety of timely topics and issues related to the delivery, development and operation of academic upgrading programs in the Ontario college system.


The CSC will assist the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and lead the Ontario College System in the creation of provincial resources, procedures and standards related to the development and delivery of relevant programs and/or services.

The CSC is committed to providing leadership in promoting the continuous improvement of the delivery of upgrading programs to meet the needs of adult learners.

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