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Register now for People for Education’s annual conference!

Join parents, educators, trustees, policy-makers and researchers from across Ontario at People for Education’s 18th annual Making Connections conference on Saturday, November 8 at the University of Toronto. The day will feature keynote speaker Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, and an address by the Honourable Liz Sandals, Ontario’s Minister of Education.

Participate in a wide range of panels and workshops:

  • How to effectively advocate for a child with special needs
  • What’s preventing us from making community schools a reality?
  • How parents and schools can support students on the road to financial literacy
  • Sex education—get the dirt from a curriculum expert, an educator and a student
  • And much more!

Visit our conference page for more information and to register.

Measuring What Matters—Have you done our poll?

When it comes to measuring what matters in education, your opinions can make a difference!
Whether you are a parent, student, teacher, employer, or interested citizen-at-large, please take a few minutes to complete this brief survey, in English or French.

The poll is part of a ground-breaking initiative to broaden how success is measured in education. People for Education's Measuring What Matters project will include multiple partners, extensive public consultations, pilot programs in Ontario schools, and ongoing research by a group of expert scholars. Please take the survey now, and share the link with your family, friends, neighbours and networks.

Meet David Cameron!

No, not the British prime minister… People for Education’s new Director of Research! Before he came to People for Education, David was a senior researcher with Ontario's Ministry of Education, and before that a researcher and high school teacher in London England and California. He's working on Measuring What Matters and on building People for Education's capacity to spread the word about great research that can make a real difference—to kids, schools, and education policy. Welcome aboard, David!

Tips for Parents – Who Does What in Ontario’s Education System

People for Education has tips for parents in more than 12 languages.

This week, check out People for Education’s Who Does What in Education tip sheet. When parents need help or information, they may be uncertain who to approach for support. Ontario’s education system is complex, involving different levels of government and staff within the school. And with a municipal election around the corner, it is important to understand the role of your local trustee. 

The tip sheet has everything parents need to know about the roles of the Ministry of Education, the Ontario College of Teachers, the Education Quality and Accountability Office, local school boards, and school staff.

Just click here to download a copy.

Now more than ever, it's vital that we advocate for our schools.
People for Education is your strong voice for public education!

Make a donation now, to support our work, through Canada Helps’ safe, secure website. Donate now and take advantage of a special tax incentive from the Government of Canada.

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Sept. 13 – Toronto

Pueblito Canada is hosting an open house to introduce their new project, Voices for Change: Developing Leadership in Inclusive Education.

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Sept. 24 – webinar

The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario is hosting a webinar to help support children during school transitions, including the transition to high school.

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I have something to say!

The Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth wants to hear from students with special education needs. Make sure your voice is heard.

Read more.

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