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People for Education
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Join us on September 19 for the first ever #DaisTalks series on Anti-Racism: the Schooling of Ontario’s Black Youth. From 6:00-8:00 p.m ET online and in-person in Brampton. This event is free for all to attend.
Inequities persist: Extracurriculars, clubs, activities, and fundraising in Ontario’s publicly funded schools
Findings from People for Education’s latest report show that while most extracurricular activities and broader learning opportunities in Ontario schools have resumed since being paused during the pandemic, students’ access varies substantially depending on where they live.
In March 2023, the Ontario government announced a plan to allow grade 11 students to leave school to join full-time apprenticeship programs. People for Education’s analysis of Ontario’s recent proposed plan to accelerate students’ pathway into apprenticeships points to many important questions.
In April, we released a report looking at Ontario’s progress over the last decade in implementing Indigenous education strategies and programs in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action for education.
During #NationalIndigenousHistoryMonth, we reflect on these steps still needed to integrate classes and programs that centre Indigenous culture, history, and perspectives.
Our new Pan-Canadian Youth Network has launched with more than 30 members from multiple provinces and territories, all supporting the re-imagination of public education! We would love to welcome even more youth voices from provinces outside Ontario.
New data from People for Education – based on survey responses from 1,044 schools across all 72 publicly funded boards in Ontario – reveal that the percentage of schools with no access to psychologists has doubled in the last ten years, and that geography plays a significant role in schools’ access to supports like social workers, mental health/addictions specialists, and child and youth workers.