On September 28, the Province launched its consultation process for education reform.

Everyone – parents, students, educators and interested individuals or organizations – is invited to provide feedback on the education system in Ontario.

The goal is to prepare Ontario students for success, improve their academic achievement and equip them with the tools needed to enter the working world.

There are three ways to participate: an online submission, an online survey and telephone town halls. 

Consultation topics include: improving student performance in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM); preparing students with needed job skills, such as skilled trades and coding; Improving provincial standardized testing; ensuring students graduate with important life skills, including financial literacy; managing the use of technology in classrooms, such as cell phones; building a new age-appropriate Health and Physical Education curriculum that includes subjects like mental health, sexual health education and the legalization of cannabis; and, developing the first-ever Parents’ Bill of Rights.

There is also an invitation for feedback on any other issue not listed above.

The consultation closing date is December 15, 2018. For more information, visit: https://bit.ly/2IqJc0Y