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 Merry Go Round Children’s Foundation’s (MGR) mission is to help deserving yet financially disadvantaged youth access the technology and tools they need to achieve their academic & social potential. The Foundation supports educators and police officers to deliver programming that...
http://www.moorelands.ca/
At Moorelands, we recognize the inherent value of all children and youth. We work with Toronto children and youth affected by poverty, to provide them with positive and fun experiences to help strengthen their confidence, competence, character and positive connections to peers and caring adults......
Creekside - Mural Routes; community & youth mural project- 2014
Mural Routes is the only member-based not-for-profit arts service organization in Canada dedicated to the creation, development, education, and promotion of public wall art. Our vision is to inspire the creation of extraordinary public wall art that serves as a catalyst for community building. In...
The Mosaic Institute - Difference is the Solution
The Mosaic Institute is a ‘think and do tank’ that creates platforms for learning and dialogue among diverse Canadian communities to advance justice, promote peace, and reduce conflict. Using original research and specialized programming in high schools, universities and the broader community, the...
Newcomer Women's Services Toronto (NEW) has been delivering educational and employment opportunities for immigrant women and their children for over 30 years. We believe strong women build a strong community.
North York Community House
To support our diverse community to achieve its goals, and to enhance the strength and resilience of our neighbourhoods.
North York Women's Centre (NYWC) is a community of diverse women providing programs, resources and support to empower women and effect positive change. We deliver this in a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment for all women in the community of North York and surrounding areas.
Human Rights workshop for newcomer youth.
The Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN), founded by Ontario’s three Chief Justices in 2002, is a collaborative network of organizations devoted to promoting public understanding, education and dialogue to support a responsive and inclusive justice system.
Ophea is a charity working toward an Ontario where all 2 million children and youth have the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices about their health and well-being.
OBC instructor and urban youth in climbing helmets, giving a thumbs-up in front of the climbing wall.
Outward Bound Canada (OBC) is a not-for-profit, charitable, educational organization that cultivates resilience, leadership, connections and compassion through inspiring and challenging journeys of self-discovery in the natural world. An OBC experience becomes a model for a lifetime of achievement...

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