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The GIFT of inspiration

Global Innovation Field Trip was a global showcase of student innovation broadcast live for 24-hours starting on May 14, 2020. The Learning Partnership collaborated with organizations from around the world to celebrate young innovators and those who educate, inspire and sponsor innovation.
May 21, 2020

Using remote learning to build community

As we continue to navigate our way through the physical distancing and school closures required during COVID-19, Grades 4/5 and 5/6 teachers Zélia Capitão-Tavares and Kamla Rambaran shared their thoughts about building community through remote learning.
May 20, 2020

Innovation through connection and coherence

We’re asking education leaders across the country to reflect on some of the most interesting, innovative ideas they’re seeing in K-8 education during COVID-19. Erin Kelly, Director of Education, shares her thoughts on connection and coherence as drivers of innovation in these great examples from Greater Essex County District School Board.
May 19, 2020

Coding Quest Sampler answers the urgent need for remote teaching tools during COVID-19

The Learning Partnership is delighted to release a new program offering, Coding Quest Sampler, which addresses the urgent need for flexible, project-based learning that can be delivered remotely during the time of COVID-19.
April 21, 2020

Celebrating community volunteers

Ali Soheil finds connection and meaning beyond his expectations as a BMO Entrepreneurial Adventure business mentor
April 14, 2020

Our response to COVID-19

A message from President & CEO Debra D. Kerby on The Learning Partnership’s rapidly-evolving response to COVID-19.
April 03, 2020

The Learning Partnership joins 200+ charities seeking financial relief for Canada’s charitable sector

Over 200 major charities form Emergency Coalition to save sector and maintain support to Canada’s most vulnerable.
March 26, 2020

Girls Who Code (and the women who inspire them)

Inclusion and representation still matter for girls in technology. Read more about how Capital One is breaking stereotypes and opening up options for girls (and boys) to code.
March 08, 2020

The Learning Partnership reflects on National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

On the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, let's remember that actions matter. The future depends on ensuring every boy and every girl in every classroom can imagine limitless possibilities.
December 06, 2019

Celebrating 25 years of Take Our Kids to Work Day!

On Wednesday, November 6th, hundreds of thousands of students around the country joined their parents, relatives and family friends in various workplaces to experience a day in the life of a professional and get a glimpse of the world of work on the 25th Take Our Kids to Work Day!
November 07, 2019

Career spotlight: What we wish we knew in school

Take Our Kids to Work Day, taking place on November 6, 2019, is an opportunity for Grade 9 students across Canada to explore career options that may inform their education choices. This post shines a spotlight on multiple career pathways and opportunities for further exploration.
October 08, 2019

The Government of Canada’s CanCode program renews support for Coding Quest and Coding Trek

The Learning Partnership is proud to receive renewed funding through the Government of Canada’s CanCode program, to deliver digital skill development to students and teachers in classrooms across the country.  
September 06, 2019

Take Our Kids to Work Day: CBRE builds advantage by nurturing next gen real estate leaders

CBRE shares how Take Our Kids to Work Day has impacted their employees as they strive to help young people get a jump start on building their career
August 15, 2019

Gulfstream students a hit!

Mr. Feinman’s class at Gulfstream Public School earned the Judges Choice Award for their venture that had students assembling rare vinyl albums for showcase at their Children’s Museum of Toronto.
June 18, 2019

BMO National Student Innovation Awards 2019 recognizes exceptional young entrepreneurs

Over the past school year, thousands of students across Canada were creating, developing, and supervising their very own business venture as part of the Entrepreneurial Adventure program.
June 03, 2019

Experiential learning elevates Toronto Pearson’s “Take Our Kids to Work Day” Program

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), operator of Toronto Pearson International Airport, is proud to support The Learning Partnership’s “Take Our Kids to Work Day” program, encouraging our employees and their families to participate for the last four years.
March 07, 2019

A Celebration of Principalship in Canada’s publicly funded schools

30 principals from schools across the country were honoured tonight by The Learning Partnership at a reception celebrating Canada’s Outstanding Principals 2019.
February 27, 2019

Coding Quest expands program reach with Distance Learning initiative

The Learning Partnership is excited to announce a new digital initiative to bring Coding Quest to more teachers and students across Canada.
February 27, 2019

Four ways families can build literacy skills together

Talk, Read, Sing, Play everyday! This key message comes from TLP’s Welcome to Kindergarten program. As we celebrate Family Literacy Month, what a great time to think about the many ways families can have fun together while supporting the development of literacy skills in their young children.
February 07, 2019

30 exceptional educators recognized as Canada’s Outstanding Principals

The Learning Partnership honours principals from across Canada for exemplary leadership.
January 29, 2019

Salesforce.org increasing opportunities for students through TLP’s Coding Quest

The Learning Partnership is thrilled to build on an exciting partnership to help prepare Canadian students for their future.
January 08, 2019

Debra D. Kerby named President & CEO of The Learning Partnership

The Learning Partnership’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Debra D. Kerby as President & CEO, effective January 7, 2019.
December 12, 2018

Perspectives from the classroom – one class’ Coding Quest journey

Cari Wilson joins us on the blog to talk about her classroom's journey creating video games through the Coding Quest program.
December 04, 2018

Learning to Code: Perceptions of coding education in Canada from students and working professionals

There is a sizable gap in male and female students’ self-perceptions of coding competencies, according to a recent report by The Learning Partnership that analyzed Canadian secondary and post-secondary student attitudes toward coding.
December 03, 2018

National Entrepreneurs Day – November 20th 2018

In acknowledgement of National Entrepreneurs Day, The Learning Partnership (TLP) thought it an opportune time to examine some of the larger discussions surrounding innovation and entrepreneurship in the Canadian economy.
November 20, 2018

Anti-bullying week – November 12th-16th

Anti-bullying week is an opportunity for parents, teachers and leaders in the education field to reflect on our existing policies and frameworks, and to ask ourselves what measures are we taking to ensure that students feel safe in and outside of the classroom.
November 15, 2018

Thank you for an impactful Take Our Kids to Work Day!

Yesterday we saw thousands of students around the country join their parents, relatives and family friends in various workplaces to experience a day in the life of a professional and get a glimpse of the world of work.
November 15, 2018

Electronic Arts gives Coding Quest students a chance to learn from the pros

Through a new collaboration between The Learning Partnership and Electronic Arts, students in British Columbia will have an opportunity to further their coding abilities while they learn to problem-solve, apply critical thinking and collaborate to build video games in their classrooms.
November 05, 2018

Care deeply, challenge directly: reflections from an Outstanding Principal

Bonnie Hierlihy joins us on the blog to talk about how her role as a principal has been impacted by the Canada's Outstanding Principals program. The post is part of a series in celebration of National Principals' Month.
October 16, 2018

Capital One partners with The Learning Partnership to bring innovation through coding to classrooms across Canada

The Learning Partnership is proud to announce our exciting partnership with Capital One in support of student achievement through coding education. The generous funding received from Capital One will enable The Learning Partnership to continue to deliver valuable and impactful programming through Coding Quest in schools across Canada at no cost to students.
October 15, 2018

International Day of the Girl

Tina Ghaemmaghami joins us on the blog to talk about the International Day of the Girl and how we can have a positive impact.
October 11, 2018

A once-in-a-career experience

2018 award recipient, Donna Ford, reflects on how the Canada's Outstanding Principals program has impacted her role as a public school educator.
October 02, 2018

Coding Quest summer program

Over 110 students gathered at David and Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute in Toronto, this July, to learn new skills, connect with friends, and partake in a Coding Quest summer pilot program.
August 02, 2018

Student entrepreneurs recognized in 2018 BMO National Student Innovation Awards

Twelve classrooms in Calgary, Ottawa, York Region, Toronto and Fredericton were recognized in the 2018 BMO National Student Innovation Awards for their exemplary business ventures, demonstrating originality, enterprising spirit, teamwork, and school and community impact. Judges’ Choice Awards were also given to the classroom ventures that best demonstrated all of these criteria.
June 13, 2018

The Learning Partnership celebrates Champions of Public Education

On May 31, the Oasis Skateboard Factory, an alternative school design program in Toronto, and TD Bank Group joined the ranks of former Premiers, Prime Ministers and CEOs as they were inducted into The Learning Partnership’s Champions of Public Education Hall of Fame.
May 31, 2018

National Volunteer Week 2018: Meet business mentor Natalie Festa

Natalie Festa, an accountant and entrepreneur in Toronto, volunteers her time to support student entrepreneurs at Father Bressani Catholic High School in Woodbridge, Ontario, as a volunteer business mentor with The Learning Partnership’s Dragons’ Nest program.
April 18, 2018

Computational thinking in math class

Lisa Floyd, Director of Research and Inquiry at Fair Chance Learning, joins us on the blog to talk about computational thinking in math class.
March 23, 2018

Forty leaders honoured as Canada’s Outstanding Principals of 2018

The Learning Partnership honoured 40 outstanding Canadian principals tonight at an unforgettable gala event. Honourees from across Canada were recognized for their contributions to public education.
February 27, 2018

Grade 12 student develops business venture to raise awareness of autism

Natasha Evangelista is a Grade 12 student at the Etobicoke School of the Arts. She’s also an entrepreneur and the founder of Art-toons, a t-shirt design company she developed to promote the abilities of children with autism. Natasha was inspired to launch the business venture after getting a glimpse at entrepreneurship in the Dragons’ Nest program, which was integrated into her Grade 11 business course
February 20, 2018

Coding Quest receives funding from Government of Canada’s CanCode program

The Learning Partnership is proud to receive funding from the Government of Canada’s CanCode program, which aims to invest in support of initiatives providing educational opportunities for coding and digital skills development to Canadian youth from Kindergarten to Grade 12.
January 22, 2018

Children and digital media

John Howard, National Program Manager of Welcome to Kindergarten, joins us on the blog to talk about healthy media use with young children.
January 11, 2018

Equity and excellence in education

Fahad Martin Pinto, Director of Marketing & Communications at The Learning Partnership, joins us on the blog to discuss equity and excellence in education.
December 07, 2017

The Learning Partnership is proud to celebrate Hour of Code

The Learning Partnership is pleased to join Canada Learning Code and Code.org in celebrating Hour of Code, a global initiative held in December to introduce youth to coding and to promote the field of computer science.
November 30, 2017

Welcome to Kindergarten receives support from TELUS

The Learning Partnership is pleased to announce that it has received funding from the TELUS Victoria Community Board to help expand the Welcome to Kindergarten program in British Columbia.
November 29, 2017

Working together to help nurture early learning in two British Columbia First Nations communities

The Welcome to Kindergarten (WTK) team in British Columbia had an opportunity to visit two First Nations communities, Tsay Keh Dene and Kwadacha, to share the Welcome to Kindergarten program with teachers, community elders, the daycare supervisors and programmers.
November 14, 2017

Students across Canada got a glimpse of career choices for Take Our Kids to Work Day!

Grade 9 students across Canada spent a day in the life of various professionals yesterday, as part of The Learning Partnership’s Take Our Kids to Work Day. Hundreds of thousands of students across Canada got an early look into the world of work, as they spent the day job-shadowing professionals across a range of organizations.
November 02, 2017

Coding Quest receives support from Salesforce.org

The Learning Partnership is pleased to announce the support of Salesforce.org to expand coding in Canadian classrooms through Coding Quest.
October 16, 2017

October is National Principals' Month!

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September 29, 2017