October 9, 2018
The Province of Ontario has launched consultations on education reform. There are three ways to participate:
- An online submission form that allows people, organizations or groups to provide their views on any of the consultation topics. A link to the private and online confidential submission form can be found below. Written submissions can also be sent to the ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Please ensure to include your name or the name of your organization, add ‘provincial consultations’ as the subject, and attached your submission as a PDF or Word document.
- An online survey. A link to the survey can be found below.
- Telephone town halls across Ontario, with separate town halls in English and French. The telephone town hall discussions align with the themes discussed in the survey. For dates and times, or to register for a telephone town hall in your area, please click the link below.
The consultations focus on the following topics:
- How to improve student performance in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM);
- How our schools are preparing students with needed job skills;
- What more can be done to ensure students graduate with important life skills, like financial literacy;
- How to build an updated and age-appropriate Health and Physical Education curriculum that includes subjects like sexual health education, mental health and the legalization of cannabis;
- What measures can be taken to improve standardized testing;
- What steps schools should take regarding the use of technology in classrooms, such as the use of cell phones; and
- What elements would participants like to see included in the Ministry of Education Parents’ Bill of Rights.
We look forward to your participation in this consultation process.