The education system has a significant role to play in ensuring that young people are prepared for futures that may no longer include one clear career or life path.
Course choices, careers and guidance
of elementary schools have guidance counsellors.
of elementary and 39% of secondary schools have the mandated career and life planning committees.
of secondary schools have professional development for teachers on career and life planning.
Our research on course choices, careers and guidance
Guidance 2018: Expanding roles limited access
This report shows a disconnect between the roles that guidance counsellors are expected to fill and the amount of time they are available to fill those roles.
Academic or Applied? Choosing the right path
In this presentation from PFE's 2017 Making Connections, educators discuss the decision students must make between academic and applied, and if they are, perhaps, being asked to make this choice too soon.
Career and life planning in schools
While Ontario has aspirations for a comprehensive careers strategy in education, data from our 2016/17 survey show challenges, particularly in the implementation of the career/life planning policy.
People for Education conference videos
Did you miss our annual conference in November? Were you there, but want to re-visit some of the sessions?
People for Education conference takeaways
We invited our conference speakers to share a few key takeaways and resources, and here's what we've heard so far...
School guidance counsellors 2016
In recent years, the role of the school guidance counsellor has expanded beyond the traditional role of providing education and career advice.
Applied or Academic: High impact decisions for Ontario students
This report examines the impact of choosing applied vs. academic courses in high school.
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High school courses and choices
Ontario's high schools offer a wide variety of courses and programs to meet the needs of students. The decisions students make starting in grade 9 can have an impact on their post-secondary options. Learn more about the course choices available and why it is important to consider these choices very carefully.
In the news
Ontario school data shed light on effects of math-class divisions
"We know that students who are struggling benefit from being in the [academic] classroom and the evidence is equally strong that those who are doing well are not harmed." - Annie Kidder
New report says schools don’t have enough guidance counsellors
Annie Kidder talks about our new report on guidance counsellors with Matt Galloway on CBC Metro Morning.
School guidance counsellors ‘stretched’ amid rising mental health needs
People for Education's new report finds students have limited access to school guidance counsellors at a time when transition/career planning is more complicated and students' mental health needs are increasing.