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

LAWS students at Mock Trial Tournament
LAWS is an innovative collaborative academic and extracurricular education program aimed at supporting, guiding and motivating high school students who face challenges in engaging successfully with school and accessing postsecondary education.
The Learning Enrichment Foundation (LEF) was formed more than 30 years ago in response to the needs of the former City of York. Since its inception LEF has developed a mix of program and services that include: childcare, youth programs, settlement services, language training, skill advancement...
LSF is a Canadian non-profit organization formed in 1991. Our mission is to promote, through education, the knowledge, skills, values, perspectives, and practices essential to a sustainable future.
The Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line is a service provided for youth, by youth, that affirms the experiences and aspirations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, queer and questioning youth in Ontario. We provide confidential and anonymous peer support, information and...
L2L: Helping Students Succeed in School and Beyond
Lost Lyrics is part of a self-determined movement rooted in the exploration of alternative education. Created by Amanda Parris and Natasha Daniel, the vision of Lost Lyrics was inspired by the constraints and limitations of the public/ mainstream education system, as well as the inability to access...
The Living City® Foundation is the fundraising and charitable arm of Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA). The Foundation exists to connect, engage, and inspire people to donate to support TRCA's Living City vision where human settlement can flourish forever as part of nature's beauty...
Macaulay Child Development Centre
Established in 1932, Macaulay Child Development Centre is a dynamic community agency serving children birth to 18 years, their families and communities. We believe every child deserves a strong start; we are dedicated to eliminating barriers and fostering the skills that enable children to thrive...
Manifesto Community Project, Inc.
Manifesto is a non-profit organization that works to unite, inspire, and empower diverse communities of young people through arts and culture. We aim to provide a platform and the resources needed to advance the growth of the arts as a tool for positive change on the individual, community and...
MJKO is a charitable organization that promotes positive and healthy lifestyle choices through mentoring and leadership training in a safe and encouraging environment. Our goal is to create a sense of community among youths across the Greater Toronto Area through the sport of non-contact boxing.

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