Spanning the Gaps

Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education was developed based on the belief that education can break cycles of inter-generational poverty and social exclusion, and that higher education can transform lives and contribute to social cohesion, social stability, and a civic society. Our department is committed to playing a role in the Greater Toronto Area community by expanding educational opportunities and building educational capacity through programs such as Transition Foundations Program, RUN, Road to Ryerson, and through Information and Academic Advising.

Our goal is to increase post-secondary participation by young people and adults who might not otherwise interact with or experience post-secondary education.

Spanning the Gaps Digital Narratives: “Our Story is Your Story”

The Spanning the Gaps digital stories allow diverse learners to “see” themselves in post-secondary education and increase student engagement. These digital narratives raise awareness of issues facing young and mature students who are navigating their way through post-secondary education, and who are seeking additional support in their decisions and transitions to post-secondary education.

Chris’ story


Lara’s story


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Spanning the Gaps hosts monthly information sessions for students interested in entering our Transition Foundations Program. To see a schedule of upcoming information sessions, visit Transition Foundations Program Information Sessions.

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