Degree Authority in Ontario

The Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board

The mandate of the Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board (PEQAB) is established by the Post-secondary Education Choice and Excellence Act, 2000. Under sections 5 and 7 of the Act, the Board is responsible for:

  • reviewing all applications for ministerial consent under the Act;
  • determining the criteria and procedures for program quality assessments and organization reviews;
  • undertaking such reviews;
  • creating program quality assessment panels, organization review panels and advisory committees;
  • undertaking research as appropriate;
  • providing recommendations to the Minister on applications; and,
  • addressing any other matter referred to the Board by the Minister.