Particulars of Notice of Contravention

S. 49 (1) Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 ("Act")

Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Advanced Education Learner Supports Division
Office of the Superintendent Private Career Colleges Branch
77 Wellesley Street West
Box 977
Toronto ON
M7A 1N3

August 13, 2019

These particulars are posted following the issuance of a Notice of Contravention with administrative penalty by the Superintendent of Private Career Colleges pursuant to s. 39 (1) of the Act for which a review was not requested.

Original service date: July 23, 2019.

Heather Elliott Mindful Change
Suite 306 - 9 Broad Street
Brockville ON
K6V 6Z4


Act, S. 11—Restrictions on advertising and soliciting

In June of 2019, a designate of the Superintendent ("Designate") viewed the website of Mindful Change. The Designate noted that the business was advertising five subsequent four-day courses which were pre-requisite to each other, followed by a 200 plus hour practicum, which, bundled together, amounted to a vocational program as defined by the Act.

Original Amount: $1,000.00 per day until compliant


Act, s. 8 (1) — Prohibition against offering or providing vocational programs

On June 25th, 26th and 27th, 2019, designates made inquiries by email and telephone to Mindful Change for the purposes of making inquires related to vocational training offered. The information given to the Designates confirmed the information on the website and confirmed that the Mindful Change Training program was over the exemption threshold for fees ($2000) and hours(40) within the Act.

Original Amount: $1,000.00 per day until compliant


Act, s. 7 — Prohibition against operating a private career college

Information collected by Superintendent's Designates from the Mindful Change website and emails and telephone calls demonstrated that vocational training corresponding to NOC code 4151 "Psychologists" and NOC code 4212 "Social and community service workers" was ongoing at Mindful Change.

Original Amount: $1,000.00 per day until compliant

Total: $3,000.00