Parents’ involvement in their children’s education has a significant impact on students’ academic and developmental outcomes.
Parent involvement in education
Helping your kids succeed in school
Discover the top four things parents can do to help their kids succeed in school.
Multi-lingual tip sheets for parents
Our tip sheets will help you understand the school system and how to help your child succeed.
Learn about Ontario's province-wide tests, how the results are used, and how to help your child prepare.
Health and Physical Education
Find out what students learn in Health and Physical Education, and what Daily Physical Activity (DPA) is.
High school courses and choices
Learn about the course choices available in high school and why it is important to consider these choices carefully.
Find out how you can support your child and what to do if they are struggling with their homework.
Parent involvement that makes a difference
Learn what kinds of parent involvement are most effective in supporting student success.
Learn how to prepare for parent-teacher interviews, what kinds of questions to ask, and how to follow up afterwards.
The Safe Schools Act
Learn about Ontario's Safe Schools Act and the consequences for students who break the rules.
Learn about Ontario's sex education curriculum, including an overview of what students learn in each grade.
Solving problems at school
Find out what to do if you need to talk to the teacher about a concern regarding your child's education.
Find out what to do if you think your child needs special education support, and the types of support available.
Who does what in education
Learn about the structure of Ontario's education system, including schools, school boards, and the Ministry of Education.
Doing what matters most:
How parents can help their children succeed in school
We reviewed thirty years of research from Canada, the United States and England. Our findings show that the kind of involvement that makes the biggest difference to students’ chances for success in school isn’t what most parents might expect. Based on this research, we have created tip sheets for principals, teachers and parents about doing what matters most.
Parent Involvement Research & Resources
Calling All Parents
If we know parents can make a difference and we know that the current crisis is amplifying inequities, what does that mean we should do?
Webinar Roundup – ‘Q & A with Annie Kidder’
On April 22, Annie Kidder, Executive Director – People for Education took questions on education in a pandemic. We’ve prepared a roundup for you with key takeaways and additional resources that will build out the…
Province cuts $1 million from funding for parent engagement projects
Ontario has reduced funding and changed the process so that parents groups can no longer apply for funding to support parent involvement.
Provincial consultation response from People for Education
People for Education's response to the government consultations taking place from October to December, 2018.
Parents can make a difference in their children’s success
People for Education reviewed over 30 years of research and identified four key things parents can do to help their children succeed, both academically and in the development of health, citizenship, creativity, and social-emotional competencies.
OISE survey reveals public opinion on education in Ontario
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)’s 20th Survey of Educational Issues reveals public opinions regarding satisfaction with Ontario schools, opinions on government spending on education, equity, economic relevance, and more.
Fundraising and fees 2017
This report is an excerpt from our annual report on Ontario's publicly funded schools. It examines school-based fundraising and fees, and the growing gap between schools in terms of the amount of money raised.
How the province funds parent involvement
The province spends approximately $6 million per year to support parents' involvement in Ontario's education system.
Parent Involvement Committees: Supporting links between Ontario’s school boards and Ontario’s parents
This report is based on findings from a 2015 survey of Parent Involvement Committees (PICs) and Comités de participation des parents (CPPs) by People for Education.
Doing what matters most: How parents can help their children succeed at school
We reviewed thirty years of research on parent involvement, and the kind of involvement that makes the biggest difference to students’ chances for success in school isn’t what most parents might expect.