The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities requires an advisory committee for each College program, or related program clusters, to ensure curriculum quality, student and graduate success.

Program Advisory Committee (PAC) members are an external selection of exceptional leaders in their fields with a diversity of program-related experience and expertise. PACs are highly valuable College resources and report to the Board of Governors through the College President.

The benefits

 The members of each Program Advisory Committee are key players who contribute to the academic success of students and Collège Boréal graduates. They ensure that graduates are well prepared to begin their careers and succeed in their individual fields.


Program Advisory Committees are mandated to:

  • take part in developing, reviewing and revising a program’s content to ensure that it meets the needs of the community, business and industry and upholds provincial standards;
  • take part in evaluating a program with consideration for perceived needs at local, provincial, national and international levels;
  • make recommendations regarding the creation of new programs in the same field that meet community needs.


  • Advisory committees are composed of individuals who are independent of the college and who represent a variety of sectors and community backgrounds, have a vested interest, and possess a variety of knowledge and experience in the professional area covered by the program.
  • Program coordinators, academic staff, administrative staff, support staff, and students are considered resource persons, and do not have voting privileges.
  • Membership is by invitation.
  • The term of appointment is three years, with the possibility of reappointment if necessary.


 The committee generally meets once or twice a year.

  • A minimum of four (4) members from outside the college is required for quorum.
  • Decisions are made by consensus.
  • Votes may be cast electronically if needed.

Collège Boréal has developed an introductory guide for its advisory committee members. You can access this guide here.

Should you have any questions or wish to offer your services, we encourage you to communicate directly with those responsible for the postsecondary program in question.

Introductory Guide