Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.25
Liaison Michelle Cong
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2018
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Fanshawe College
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Amanda Whittingham
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Operations and Sustainability
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the municipal/local level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the municipal/local level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

Students were organized for the "Say No to CUTS" event protesting the Provincial governments tuition cut, which eliminates free tuition for low-income students.The protest was organized by Fanshawe Student Union, the highest administration for the student body.

https://westerngazette.ca/news/students-to-stage-province-wide-walkout-in-protest-of-funding/article_6e0810ae-49b9-11e9-a78d-7f9be57d8703.html


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the national level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the national level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

Fanshawe College signed the Pan Canadian Protocol for Sustainability in 2009. Colleges that sign the Protocol agree to provide leadership to their internal and external communities and to maximize their contribution to a sustainable future. It enables institutions to develop policies and practices consistent with their unique circumstances and capabilities.

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Pan-Canadian Protocol for Sustainability
In November of 2007, Colleges and Institutes Canada (then ACCC) held a Symposium on Environmental Sustainability. The goal of the event was to provide member institution leaders with an opportunity to share best practices on incorporating sustainability principles in vision statements, missions, core values, strategic plans, priorities, policies, operations, procurement strategies and ethical investments. They also discussed ways of encouraging staff and students to become eco-conscious citizens and agents of change in their communities. The Symposium highlighted how member institutions have established partnerships with other institutions, businesses and communities to make them socially vibrant, economically secure and environmentally sustainable.

One of the recommendations made by symposium participants was that Colleges and Institutes Canada launch an initiative that would encourage colleges and institutes to formalize their commitments and efforts to sustainability.

A consultation process resulted in the development and adoption of a Pan Canadian Protocol for Sustainability that member institutions would be invited to support.

Signatories to the Protocol agree to provide leadership in their internal and external communities and to maximize their contribution to a sustainable future. The Protocol is broad in scope in order to enable institutions to develop policies and practices consistent with their capabilities. It is reasonably expected that the implementation of this Protocol will vary from institution to institution.

Fanshawe has also signed Colleges and Instituted Canada's (CICan) Indigenous Education Protocal, which provides a vision of how colleges and institutes can strive to improve and better serve Indigenous peoples..


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the international level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the international level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
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A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years (if applicable):
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A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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