Privacy and Legal Statements

Momentum IT Group and Northern College collects and retains personal information of students, alumni and other parties, including but not limited to faculty, staff and private citizens as part of services the college provides , under the legal authority of The Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Act, 2002, S.O. 2002, Schedule F (“OCAAT Act”). This information is used for the academic, administrative, employment-related, financial, statistical and other appropriate purposes of the College. In all circumstances, when dealing with personal information of any individual Northern College and Momentum IT Group is obligated to adhere to the provisions of the Ontario Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).

The information collected by Momentum IT Group on behalf of Northern College may be used, among other things, to admit, register and graduate students, record academic achievement, issue identity cards and, where applicable, facilitate local transit passes, to provide access to information technology systems and to operate academic, financial, athletic, recreational, 
residence, alumni and other College programs. Information on admissions, registration and academic achievement may also be disclosed:
(a) as part of day to day operations of the college,
(b) used for statistical and research purposes by the College,
(c) where it is necessary and proper in the discharge of the college’s functions, or
(d) as required under law.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Northern College is required to report student-level enrollment-related data to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities under the authority of the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Act, 2002. The Ministry collects this data, which includes limited personal information such as Ontario Education Numbers, student characteristics and educational outcomes, in order to administer government post secondary funding, policies and programs, including planning, evaluation and monitoring activities.

In addition, the federal Statistics Act provides the legal authority for Statistics Canada to obtain access to personal information held by educational institutions. The information may be used for statistical purposes only, and the confidentiality provisions of the Statistics Act prevent the information from being released in any way that would identify a student. Students who do not wish to have their information used can ask Statistics Canada to remove their identifying 
information from the national database. On request by a student, Statistics Canada will delete an individual's contact information (name, address, or other personal identifiers) from the PSIS database. To make such a request, please contact us:
Via telephone:
Monday to Friday
8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. EST/EDST
1-800-307-3382 or 1-613-951-7608
Via mail:
Institutional Surveys Section 
Centre for Education Statistics
Statistics Canada, Main Building, SC 2100-K
Tunney's Pasture, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0T6

The names of alumni, their School and program, award information, degrees, diplomas and certificates awarded and date of graduation is considered public information and may be published by Northern College. In addition, student photographs posted by the College in the form of individual pictures or class pictures may be publicly displayed. Northern College may also collect personal information from other relevant sources including, without limitation, the Ontario Colleges Application Service, secondary schools, colleges, universities and other institutions previously attended, including third-party services and test score providers where the items collected form a part of the application or admission process to a College program. In addition to collecting personal information for its own purposes, Northern College collects specific and limited personal information on behalf of the Northern Colleges Northern Training Division. 

If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information please contact Northern Colleges Vice President, General Counsel and Public Affairs, at 705-235-3211.