Program Review of Section 23 Education Programs – Request for Proposals

The Ontario Ministry of Education, Field Services Branch is issuing Request for Proposals (RFP) to select a Proponent to conduct a study of the Section 23 Education Programs in Ontario’s Care and Treatment Facilities. 

Deadline: 11:00 a.m. January 25, 2008

The Ontario Shared Services, Corporate Procurement Policy & Planning Branch, on behalf of the Ministry of Education (MEDU) invite prospective proponents to submit proposals for a Program Review of Section 23 Education Programs occurring within Care and Treatment facilities in Ontario, as further described in the Request For Proposal (RFP) document-OSS-076338.

The term of the Agreement is to be for a period of six (6) months, with an option in favour of the Ministry to extend the agreement on the same terms and conditions for an additional term of up to six (6) months. It is anticipated that the agreement will be executed on or around February 2008.

Objective: This program review will assess the quality and effectiveness of education programs and education services (hereafter “Section 23” education programs and education services), for children and youth who are receiving residential or day treatment services within Care and Treatment facilities and who are unable to attend school at the local school board. The name Section 23 refers to the applicable section of the grant regulation that governs the funding of these types of education programs (further information outlined in Appendix G – Legislative Authority and Resources). Although the section number may vary in any year depending upon the structure of the grant regulation, for the school board fiscal year of 2007-08, the relevant section number is 23 as per Ontario Regulation 152/07, Grants for Student Needs – Legislative Grants for the 2007-08 School Board Fiscal Year.

Background: An understanding of the legislative authority and the known contextual factors and considerations is essential to the conceptual framework of the Section 23 education programs review. These factors are further outlined in Appendix G – Legislative Authority and Resources) attached to the RFP document.

The RFP document is available from MERX only. Research and Development Services, UWO has a MERX account.  If you wish to access the RFP, please contact Karen Kueneman. 

All enquiries regarding this RFP should be directed to Beatrice Dwarkaprasad, (416) 326-4006  Email:

Applications must be processed through Research Development Services for institutional signatures, and must be accompanied by a completed RDAF form .


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