People for Education is a unique organization in Canada: independent, non-partisan, and fuelled 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.
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Summit 2020: The Future of Public Education
The Time is Now: New thinking on the future of public education
This year’s virtual Summit experience will profile experts and thought leaders who will kick-off key topics at the centre of our work exploring the Future of Public Education. Via keynotes and panel discussions, their perspectives will inspire our thinking in participatory working sessions where we invite attendees to share information, propose solutions, and identify where and how public policy needs to change.
Sessions include: intergenerational discussions and consultations on equity, rights, and anti-Black racism; sessions to build capacity to work across sectors; and examinations of what the future holds and what that means for education.REGISTER NOW
The latest People for Education articles
Every young person in Canada has a right to education, but currently there is no way of knowing how that right is being upheld and no way to know if all children and young people are able to access a quality education.
Ontario’s back-to-school plan: little funding for small classes or more staff
Anti-Black racism is a reality in our society and in our schools. For many years, People for Education has focused on a range of inequities in Ontario’s education system, but never explicitly enough on the racism that permeates the system.
People for Education continues to do its work remotely and the PFE office is currently closed. Please contact the PFE team at the email addresses found below:
The New Basics
Skills for success in our rapidly changing world
What skills do your kids need in their backpacks to thrive at school, at home, and in life?
What is important in education?
Supporting students’ mental health:
A collective responsibility
With student mental health needs on the rise, how can everyone share in the responsibility of supporting our students? We looked at in-school resources, the impact of geography, innovation in promoting school-wide mental health, and the costs of not addressing student mental health.
To find out what’s next and to see our recommendations, read our latest report on student mental health here.
Why public education?
We asked students, educators, parents, and researchers to answer the question "Why public education?"
Here is what they had to say...