Parent Consultation: Education in Ontario

The Government of Ontario has launched consultations on education reform and is seeking meaningful input on a host of issues impacting student success and well-being in education. Parents, students, educators and interested individuals or organizations  are encouraged to provide feedback on the education system in Ontario.

About the consultation

The government will be consulting with parents across the province to address concerns and get feedback in several areas of the education system.

Feedback from these consultations will help shape decisions in the following areas:

  1. Improving student performance in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
  2. Preparing students with needed job skills, such as skilled trades and coding
  3. Improving provincial standardized testing
  4. Ensuring students graduate with important life skills, including financial literacy
  5. Managing the use of technology in classrooms, such as cell phones
  6. Building a new age-appropriate Health and Physical Education curriculum that includes subjects like mental health, sexual health education and the legalization of cannabi
  7. Developing the first-ever Parents’ Bill of Rights

Consultation closing date: December 15, 2018

How to participate

There are three ways to participate:

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Open submission (available now) 

Share your views on all or some of the 7 key consultation areas that are outlined above:

1. Use the private and confidential online submission form, (submissions are closed at this time) or

2. Email your written submission to fortheparents@ontario.ca and:

  • include your name or the name of your organization
  • add “provincial consultations” as the subject
  • attach your submission as a PDF or Word document
Icon of a piece of paper and a pencilOnline survey (coming soon) 

The government has launched an online survey to gather more of your feedback. Send your feedback through the online survey.

 

telephone iconTelephone town hall (available now) 

Find out more information about how you can participate in a telephone town hall in your region.

 

 

For up-to-date information on all of the ways people can participate, please visit fortheparents.ca.