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SAFE Work Manitoba shares some startling research about young workers’ willingness to take on unacceptable risks to get a job. Learn more about their findings and how parents and educators can support students entering the workforce on their right to a safe workplace.
October 20, 2020

Skills, social justice and the future of work:

Noah Aiken-Klar and Mark Beckles have helped build RBC’s $500-million commitment to invest in the future of work, especially for BIPOC and barriered youth, from the ground up. RBC Future Launch, a ten-year program that launched in 2016, marks the largest community commitment RBC has made to address a single significant social issue.
October 07, 2020

A sea change for Black students in Halifax

Principal Karen Hudson shares the details of Auburn Drive High School’s Africentric curriculum and the group of students who have seen their lived experience reflected and respected in their educational experience for the first time.
August 28, 2020

Ways of Knowing: Beyond school

Reona Brass speaks about Indigenous culture courses, social justice movements, and the need for allies to ‘do the work’ to dismantle systemic inequities that Indigenous students face.
August 04, 2020

Future Ready Learning in New Brunswick

Tricia Berry’s mandate when she joined NB’s Department of Education and Early Childhood Development was to do no less than transform career education across the province to the latest international best practices. Here’s how she and her colleagues went about doing it.
July 22, 2020

Ways of Knowing: Creating connections

As Indigenous Education Consultant for Prairie Valley School Division in Saskatchewan, Reona Brass and her colleagues help foster connections between students, schools and communities, and 14 Nakota, Dakota, Cree and Anishinaabe First Nations of the area, integrating Indigenous culture and ways of knowing into the K-12 curriculum across the school division.
July 22, 2020

A marathon not a sprint

During the COVID-19 school closures, Huron-Perth Catholic DSB took the time to build community, culture and trust as they managed the transition to distance learning across the rural school district and set people up for long-term success.
June 26, 2020

Everything old is new again

What does Pembina Trails School Division’s online high school, InformNet, share in common with penicillin? Hear from Ted Fransen about how an existing but under-used technology became key to the transition to distance learning during COVID-19.
June 26, 2020

THIS IS US: COVID-19 creates opportunities for ‘innovative inclusion’

Luc Lerminiaux writes about how teamwork has been transformative and how new opportunities for equity and inclusion emerged as some of the “unintended benefits” of making the switch to virtual ways of working and teaching.
June 15, 2020

Teaching outside the comfort zone, caring beyond the curriculum

Elwin LeRoux reflects on how Halifax Regional Centre for Education drew strength from collaboration, connection and compassion while needing to stay apart during COVID-19.
June 12, 2020

Re-opening schools in British Columbia: A tale in three acts (so far!)

We spoke with Dr. Godden to learn how Abby Schools handled what is – so far – a three-part process, shutting down in March, opening up for vulnerable students and the children of essential workers in April and May, and returning to a blended model for all students for the last month of the school year in June.
June 09, 2020

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

Celebrating community volunteers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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