What we do
Since 1996, we've been working to ensure our schools are the best they can be!
People for Education:
- has a toll-free parent-support line. We can answer your questions about education or provide you with links to the information and resources you might need to help you and your child navigate the education system. To reach us, call 1-888-534-3944.
- holds an annual conference. Every November we bring together parents, trustees, experts, educators and community members to learn, make connections, participate in hands-on training sessions and hear about the latest and best education research.
- provides speakers and workshops. People for Education’s popular speakers travel across Ontario and across the country, providing training to parent groups, community agencies and educators, and making keynote speeches at conferences about education issues.
- publishes multi-lingual tip sheets for parents. For parents new to the system, or to the country, navigating the education system can be daunting. Our multi-lingual tip sheets help explain everything from starting kindergarten to how special education works.
- conducts an annual survey of Ontario schools. The People for Education Annual School Surveys keep track of everything from music teachers to special education programs in Ontario schools. Every year we publish the results in the People for Education Annual Report on Ontario’s Publicly Funded Schools.
- maintains a network of parents and community organizations. The People for Education Network is a place to share ideas, updates and information about great programs and practices. The Network has members from across Ontario who can help with information and referrals for local education issues.
- works with policy-makers. People for Education sits at a number of government policy tables, participates in consultations on education policy and makes policy recommendations in the Annual Report on Ontario’s Publicly Funded Schools.
- works with the media. At People for Education we believe that public education matters to everyone, so we help encourage ongoing public dialogue about education issues, by working with the media to publicize education stories, education issues and exciting new research.