Learning

Education and prosperity are closely linked, and successful cities depend on continuous learning.

Why it matters:

Toronto students are graduating at a rate higher than ever before:

    - In 2013, 83% of TDSB students graduated from high schools, an increase of 14% since 2000.

The teacher/student ratio in the Region’s public schools is improving:

    - There were 87.7 teachers for every 1,000 students in 2012, compared to 67.8 in 2007.

Ontario has some of the highest university tuition fees in the country which makes post-secondary education out of reach for many:

    - Annual tuition and fees for full-time university undergrads in Ontario were estimated at $8,403 for 2013-14 (in 1990 they

      averaged $2,574). By 2016, tuition is projected to reach $8,756 (a 240% increase over 26 years).

Is Toronto’s childcare accessible to those who need it?

    - $20 million in provincial funding allowed the City to add 668 new subsidized childcare spaces in 2014

    - However, almost 17,000 low-income children were waiting for subsidies in March 2014 (10% lower than in 2013).

 

- Toronto's Vital Signs® Report 2014

Fred Victor Transitional Housing for Women
Fred Victor’s mission is to improve the health, income and housing stability of people experiencing homelessness and/or poverty in Toronto.
Frontier College is a national literacy organization; we believe literacy is a right.
To inspire and empower children, aged 9-12, from diverse, underserved Canadian communities to practice Possibility Thinking, and to become leaders by creating meaningful Goals of Contribution, both now and in the future.
Community Arts Space
The Gardiner Museum celebrates the art of ceramics and engages local and international audiences by promoting understanding of the long history of people crafting in clay. Through the display of its permanent collections and special exhibitions, as well as through studio education, programs that...
Geneva Centre for Autism is an international leader in the development and delivery of individualized clinical intervention services and training. As a full service agency, Geneva Centre for Autism's mission is to empower individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and their families, to...
raspberry fingers
Our mission is to educate and engage children and youth with nature and food through the use of school learning gardens and other public spaces. Our work takes place in low-income newcomer communities.
The George Hull Centre is a children's mental health centre serving children from birth to age 18 and their families. Through clinical excellence and a continuum of mental health services, our mission is to reduce suffering, provide hope and enhance the quality of life of children, youth and...
Harbourfront Centre operates the 10 prime acres of Toronto’s central waterfront as a free and open public space. We nurture the growth of new cultural expression, stimulate Canadian and international interchange and provide a dynamic, accessible environment for the public to experience the culture...
Harmony Movement was founded with a mandate to promote harmony and equity in Canada. Our mission is to advocate equity, diversity and inclusion by educating and empowering youth to become leaders for social change. Our interactive and innovative programs confront prejudice and teach the value of...
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The High Park Nature Centre is a not for profit organization that promotes awareness and respect for nature through outdoor environmental education and park stewardship. Nature Centre programs inspire a sense of wonder, knowledge and respect for the environment, restore human connections to local...

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