We provide research and evidence to support an ongoing dialogue about the value, purpose, and future of public education.
We publish reports based on our primary research, including the Annual Ontario School Survey.
In our articles, we synthesize the latest news and research - connecting the dots between public education and public good.
We present our research findings at local and international conferences for education practitioners and researchers.
We make policy submissions in response to government consultations and provide evidence-based policy analysis.
We have been tracking the resources and programs in Ontario’s schools for over 20 years. Over 1200 schools participate each year.
Working with experts, we have developed a set of key competencies in the areas of creativity, citizenship, social-emotional learning, and health.
Conference 2018 highlights
Our conference brings together parents, students, educators, researchers, school boards, and ministry staff to connect with and learn from each other. This year, we explored the role of public education in creating a better world.
New report by People for Education shows that effective implementation of de-streaming in Ontario schools is threatened by lack of time and resources. People for Education’s 2022-23 Annual Ontario School Survey (AOSS) based on responses revealed that only 20% of Ontario high school principals say they have enough support to implement de-streaming.Make a donation to support our research
Our response to Ontario's recent education consultation
In the fall of 2018, Ontario’s Ministry of Education engaged in province-wide consultations on a range of issues. Our response focused on three areas: standardized testing; preparing students for the future; and the health curriculum.
People for Education has launched a Canada-wide youth network to support intergenerational and intersectoral dialogue, giving young minds the opportunity to break through barriers that prevent real change in Canada’s public education.
Les nouvelles données de People for Education révèlent que la santé mentale des élèves et des personnels est un défi majeur pour les écoles de l'Ontario. Les directions d’école font état d’une augmentation des problèmes…
New data from People for Education show Ontario schools are not sufficiently supported to help students who are continuing to struggle with the aftereffects of the pandemic. Principals report increased behavioural issues, students having difficulties…
A new report shows implementation of anti-racism strategies is inconsistent and under-resourced across Canada. There is a particular lag in Ontario.
Unlike EU countries, Canada has no national action plan, no framework, and no national strategy to ensure that all Canadian children and young people have access to the rights, resources and programs they need to…
Thank you for this excellent and timely report. The inequities you highlight are an important issue that we're wrestling with and the report helps us to have more informed discussions.
- School board trustee
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