Partnerships between post-secondary education and business are crucial to Canada’s competitiveness and prosperity. They enhance student learning, facilitate research and commercialization, and increase local and regional economic development. PSE-business partnerships are becoming more common in Canada, and use increasingly innovative, complex, and diverse organizational structures. However, PSE institutions, businesses, and community stakeholders could take steps to generate more of the economic and social benefits that Canadians expect.
Ensuring that PSE-business collaborations mutually benefit all partners and stakeholders requires proper planning, effective decision-making, and accurate evaluation. Partnering for Performance is designed to help Canada’s post-secondary education system—including its universities, colleges, institutes, polytechnics, and CEGEPs—businesses, governments and community stakeholders develop and operate ethical, effective, and mutually beneficial partnerships.