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One of Canada’s top educators says it’s time to support basic income

Dr. Avis Glaze.

One of Canada’s foremost educators and an international leader in the field of education, Dr. Avis Glaze, says it’s time Canada adopted a basic income guarantee policy. Glaze — Ontario’s first Chief Student Achievement Officer and founding CEO of the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat – says Canada must address the issue of poverty by addressing the challenge at its source ... Read More »

Indigenous Studies now required at two Canadian Universities

Lakehead University.

Indigenous studies will be required for graduation from two Canadian universities as of next year with another institution discussing the idea. In mid-November both the University of Winnipeg (UW) in Manitoba Province and Lakehead University (LU) in Ontario announced that students will have to pass a three-credit course in indigenous history or culture to graduate starting in September of 2016. ... Read More »

Pathways to Education making education a family affair in low-income neighbourhoods

Young Preschooler Sitting On A Pile Of Books And Reading One

Education and graduation are not always hot topics at the dinner table, particularly in low-income neighbourhoods where the high school dropout rate can be as high as 70 percent. Pathways to Education Canada, a national charity that helps youth who need extra support to graduate, is making graduation a family affair where parents and siblings openly discuss school, building an ... Read More »

Former PM Brian Mulroney, Wayne Gretzky trumpet scholarships for students in financial need

Mulroney and Gretzky

To mark the back-to-school season, the Horatio Alger Association of Canada has released two English and one French public service announcements promoting the association and its scholarship program. The announcements feature former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, both members of the Horatio Alger Association. The PSAs will be broadcast on local television stations across Canada and ... Read More »

Trent University launches new School For the Study of Canada

Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario.

Leading up to the 150th anniversary of Canada, Trent University has launched a new School for the Study of Canada. Arising from the collective desire of scholars and students to understand Canada in its local, regional, national, and international contexts, The School for the Study of Canada will engage students in wide ranging projects and dialogues about Canada. Led by ... Read More »

New statue unveiled in Picton to honour Sir John A. Macdonald

The head of 'John A. Macdonald" Holding Court.' The entire statue will be unveiled January 10th.

A new sculpture depicting Macdonald as a young, teenage lawyer has been unveiled in Picton, Ontario. Daryl Kramp, Member of Parliament for Prince Edward-Hastings, took part in the unveiling of a bronze statue of Macdonald that depicts him at the beginning of his career. Macdonald called the Quinte region his home for 11 years, living in Hay Bay, Napanee, Glenora ... Read More »

Mulroney says Canada in ‘good hands’ with scholarship winners

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Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney hosted a recent press conference on behalf of the Horatio Alger Association of Canada, announcing a massive expansion to reward more students in Canada for their hard work in difficult circumstances. Horatio Alger is a charitable organization dedicated to education and the belief that hard work, honesty and determination can conquer all obstacles. The association ... Read More »

Reimagining Schools as Community Hubs

Elisabeth McIsaac.

Alan Broadbent and Elisabeth McIsacc of Maytree Foundation argue that it’s time to start thinking of schools as integral community hubs. Reimagining schools as community hubs is a sharp and practical idea that surfaced in recent consultations Maytree hosted on how to reduce poverty in Toronto. We heard from a wide range of thought leaders about the levers available for change in ... Read More »

Dramatic improvement for Ontario students enrolled in Paul Martin’s aboriginal education pilot projects

The Right Honourable Paul Martin.

A four-year project spearheaded by former Prime Minister Paul Martin to improve student achievement on two Ontario reserves has yielded impressive results, new data from the final report reveals. The project ran from 2010 to 2014 at Kettle and Stony Point First Nation and Walpole Island First Nation. The two reserves partnered with the Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative to see ... Read More »