Get Involved!

A student holding a sign stating she spend $250 on textbooks that could have been used for groceries, gas, and a present for her granddaughter.More than likely your institution’s Student Government is contributing to the discussion on open textbooks. Feel free to connect with your student government to contribute your voice to the discussion.

There are also other ways of learning more about open textbooks and how to support use and adoption.

OER Student Toolkit

BCcampus created this open textbook on open educational resources (OER) to assist students with their promotion of open textbooks at their institutions. Currently, it is in open creation stage and you are free to add to this developing resource.


Many student governments in the United States and Western Canada have joined a growing movement to lower the cost of college textbooks. Even if it does not establish in Ontario, you are still able to contribute your perceptions and experiences.