People for Education makes evidence accessible and actionable. We develop proposals and policy-ready ideas for the future. We connect public education to other public institutions, working for the public good. And we don’t stop there! Learn more about our efforts and our impact.
Championing public education
for more than 20 years
The value of our flagship research
People for Education’s Annual Ontario School Survey (AOSS) is unique in Canada. It is an audit of the public education system — tracking the impact of funding and policy changes on schools across the province, and identifying trends over time.
The recommendations coming out of the survey findings have influenced education policy and funding in Ontario. In March 2018, shortly after the release of our report on guidance counsellors, the government announced that school boards will receive funding for guidance counsellors in grades 7 and 8 at the same rate as high school, which will result in 450 more guidance counsellors for schools with grades 7 and 8.Read the 2018 AOSS report
People for Education in the news
People for Education research reports receive extensive television, radio, and newspaper coverage from media outlets across the country. We are seen as a credible and trusted source for both data and informed commentary on current education issues.
Competencies beyond the 3R's
In May, 2018, the Ministry of Education’s Transformation Steering Committee recommended integrating creativity, citizenship, health and social-emotional competencies into all curriculum. As per People for Education’s advice, the recommendations also stated that “A modernized curriculum will integrate equity, inclusivity and well-being throughout the development and implementation processes, and recognize and address systemic bias and barriers, ensuring that physical, cognitive, social, emotional and spiritual health are fundamental aspects and not add-ons.”Learn more
Awards and accolades
People for Education’s contributions to the public good have been recognized by the Toronto Community Foundation, the Ontario Principals’ Council, the Ontario Teachers’ Federation, the Ontario Coalition for Social Justice, and many more. In 2018, Executive Director Annie Kidder was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from York University, in recognition of her dedication to strong and responsible public education. Watch her inspiring convocation address...