People for Education (PFE), one of Ontario’s most influential voices in public education, is seeking applicants for its NextGeneration Committee. This committee will be comprised of a small group of individuals ranging from 15-30 years of age who represent the incredible diversity found across our province. We are seeking individuals from schools, community organizations and the workforce to aid the organization in bringing the concerns of the younger population to the forefront of our discussion.
Call for applicants
PFE NextGen Committee
What is People for Education?
People for Education is an independent, non-partisan, charitable organization working to support and advance public education through research, policy, and public engagement; because public education matters most. PFE believes firmly in a strong, equitable, and prosperous Canada where universal public education fulfills its role as a cornerstone of our society.
Above all else, our mission is to strengthen a universal public education system that graduates all young people with the skills and competencies they need to contribute to a fair and prosperous society, and to live happy, healthy, economically secure, civically engaged lives.
As a resounding voice in the public education system, we have established these strategic priorities to guide our direction:
- Lead a conversation, both in Ontario and nationally, about the purpose, value and future of universal public education.
- Build links among key constituencies both inside and outside the education sector in Ontario to enhance a shared understanding of goals for public education.
- Provide evidence and use research to advance public education’s promise, and to ensure that all young people have an equitable chance for long-term success.
What is the NextGen Committee?
The NextGeneration committee will provide advice to the Board of Directors on PFE strategic issues and educational matters issues through the lens of a younger generation. The committee will advocate for and execute events and initiatives geared at engaging an audience around their own age, and will provide input and feedback on existing fundraising activities. Lastly, the committee is expected to continuously bring new ideas forward that work to advance the mandate of the organization.
What does membership on this committee look like?
Members of this committee will meet at least 4 times per calendar year (in person or remotely), and serve on the committee for a 2 year mandate.
Who are we looking for to join the committee?
We’re seeking applicants who meet the following criteria:
- Passion for or special interest in the public education system
- Between the ages of 15 and 30
- Resident of Ontario
Special consideration will be given to applicants who meet any of the following criteria:
- Indigenous Peoples
- Identifies as being a part of a visible minority or disadvantaged group
- Resident of a rural or suburban community