OTESSA's Submission for the Government of Canada's Federal Pre-Budget Consultations


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Governments have the opportunity to influence policy in education and to facilitate funding to support its implementation. This document contains seven recommendations made to the Government of Canada as part of its public consultation in developing its federal budget. It was developed with input from both members and public contributors involved with the Open/Technology in Education, Society, and Scholarship Association (OTESSA), then submitted to the Canadian federal government in August of 2021. The document was originally posted on a blog post on the OTESSA website at https://otessa.org

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A Canadian non-profit corporation, established in 2019, to drive innovation, research, and practice in areas where either technology or openness intersect with education, research, and, more broadly, within society

Our board and community consists of university professors and instructors, including a Canada Research Chair, university administrators, learning designers, educational technologists, university librarians, and K12 teachers and administrators.



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How to Cite

OTESSA. (2021). OTESSA’s Submission for the Government of Canada’s Federal Pre-Budget Consultations. The Open/Technology in Education, Society, and Scholarship Association Journal, 1(1), 1–6. https://doi.org/10.18357/otessaj.2021.1.1.7



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