CVU-UVC is an association of Canadian universities committed to providing high-quality online distance education. These universities are all:
- Publically funded
- Recognized under provincial government legislation
- Accredited degree-granting institutions
- Members of Universities Canada
- Online and distance education specialists
In Canada, public post secondary education is the responsibility of provincial and territorial governments, and each jurisdiction has its own quality-assurance mechanisms. Universities are given authority to grant degrees, diplomas, and certificates by their provincial or territorial governments through specific legislation. This legislation ensures institutional and program quality. Universities Canada is Canada's national organization of universities and university-degree level colleges.
Universities Canada is committed to quality assurance in Canadian higher education and supports quality assurance-related activities. A university is admitted to Universities Canada only if it meets quality criteria.
Our universities are all members of Universities Canada and they conform to their principles of institutional quality assurance. In addition, many programs are accredited in the United States and by many national and international professional associciations.