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

The Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention (ASAAP) provides HIV/AIDS, sexual health and support services for South Asian communities in Toronto.
Ashoka finds and fosters the most powerful emergent ideas led by the most effective social entrepreneurs. We provide a pathway for all Canadians to be changemakers.
Bata Shoe Museum
For every shoe, there’s a story. Although feet are the same around the world, what people choose to wear on their feet is incredibly diverse. It is in this diversity that some of the most interesting aspects of culture are revealed. The Bata Shoe Museum strives to share these compelling cultural...
Broad Reach Foundation’s mandate is to advance the life and leadership skills of disadvantaged teens from vulnerable communities through the sport, science and mastery of sailing.
BITS helps young and other low-resource emerging entrepreneurs who face barriers to employment and financing by providing access to business training, micro-financing and peer mentorship. BITS contributes to the overall economic prosperity and improved quality of life of our participants through...
Boundless is dedicated to improving the lives of youth at risk through the provision of high school education, character development and through outdoor leadership and teamwork.
Camp Oochigeas is a privately funded, volunteer based organization that provides kids with cancer and kids affected by childhood cancer with a unique opportunity for growth through challenging, fun, enriching and magical experiences.
Music Therapist and client Frankie
We promote, develop and support music therapy services and research in order to restore, maintain and improve the mental, physical and emotional health of Canadians.
The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) was established in 1990 in Toronto as Canada’s applied urban policy institute. Our mandate is to build wisdom and inspire leadership for healthy urban development. CUI is a public good enterprise funded through project work. www.canurb.org
Centennial Infant and Child Centre provides in home and preschool education and support for children with special needs and their families: building futures-changing lives and strengthening families.

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