People for Education is a unique organization in Canada: independent, non-partisan, and fueled by a belief in the power and promise of public education. We create evidence, instigate dialogue, and build links so that people can see – and act on – the connection between public education and a fair and prosperous society.
Telling Tales Out of School
Join us on Thursday, May 23, 2019 for a fantastic evening of entertainment in support of People for Education.
Get ready to LOL with this year’s host, the incredibly talented comedian, Elvira Kurt. And you'll get to enjoy a generation-spanning line-up of Canadian talent! See beloved icons Sharon and Bram in their last performance in Toronto, and discover the extraordinary, award-winning 13-year-old singer/songwriter Sofia Kay.
This is the only event where you can see some of Canada’s greatest entertainers AND catch a rising star or two.
Join our Board of Directors
We are recruiting new members for our Board of Directors. Apply now to help extend our influence and voice as the champion of public education in Ontario and across the country.
Connecting to success: Technology in Ontario schools
This report, based on the results from our Annual Ontario School Survey, looks at the use of technology in today’s schools, including BYOD policies, e-learning, access to technology, and the role of school libraries.Read the report Support our research
On March 15th, the Minister of Education announced that the province was modernizing curriculum, going “back to basics” in math, and making significant reductions in funding for school boards.
We did the math. The announced changes will amount to a total of almost $1 billion in cuts.
Why public education?
We asked students, educators, parents, and researchers to answer the question "Why public education?"
Here is what they had to say...
In January, 2019, the province announced that it is considering changes to the way school boards hire teachers. Consultations on the proposed changes are open until May 31.
Highlights from "Connecting to technology", our report on the use of technology in today's schools, including BYOD policies, e-learning, access to technology, and the role of school libraries. The report is based on findings from…
Changes announced to Ontario education policy will result in substantial funding cuts for school boards
PFE in the news
A new report from People for Education identifies potential implementation challenges for the new provincial policy on technology in schools, including mandatory e-learning credits and cellphone bans.
"Just five per cent of students on average per high school in Ontario are currently enrolled in online courses, and some have trouble learning so independently, says a report released Monday."
Annie Kidder's 2018 convocation address at York University
In a moving convocation address to York University’s Faculty of Education, Annie Kidder stressed the importance of the teaching profession and how teachers must bring their humanity to the job.