Universal public education is a cornerstone of our democratic society. A strong public education system plays a key role in ensuring that the next generation has the skills and competencies needed to contribute to a fair and prosperous society.
Research on publicly funded education
A recent report from the UN raised serious concerns about Canada’s lack of progress on addressing children’s rights issues.
Ontario has provided funding for tutoring programs. But does it really help? According to researchers, it depends on quality, frequency, and links to curriculum.
There are big differences in the directives and plans from Education Ministries across the Country and People for Education has prepared a Canada-wide Education & COVID Tracker to share the comparatives.
School boards require more clarity from the province to support their planning for the fall, and families and students require more support for learning online.
The Ministry of Education has announced school re-opening plans, but they leave much of the responsibility and the details to school boards.
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…
People for Education is recommending a comprehensive review of education funding in Ontario so that it meets the needs of students in 2020.
The e-Learning session at People for Education's annual conference showed me the nuanced perspectives held by opponents and proponents of e-Learning and the various concerns held about the appropriate design and implementation of mandatory e-Learning…
The Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation has led a year-long consultative process to "Re-imagine Education." They have released a 12-point plan.
Changes to education funding in Ontario are having an impact on contract negotiations, staffing, and school boards' budgets.
How publicly funded education works in Ontario
Learn more about the structure of Ontario's education system, how education funding works, and the roles and responsibilities of the people within the system.
Public education in the news
New report by People for Education shows gaps in implementation of anti-racism strategies across Canada and in schools across Ontario.
New report by People for Education shows gaps and inconsistencies in implementation of anti-racism and equity strategies across Canada, and particularly in publicly funded schools across Ontario.
People for Education's Executive Director, Annie Kidder, joined Ontario teacher Jamie Mitchell and Anne-Marie Scott, Deputy Provost of Athabasca University in a webinar with the Globe and Mail's Caroline Alphonso to discuss distance education in…