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Travis Howard, Bruce Power

Travis Howard, Maintenance Execution Manager at Bruce Power, responds to a question about the many types of jobs and careers available in the skilled trades and one about how and when a student can know what their career path should be.
November 20, 2020

Jon Knowles, Fidelity Canada

Jon Knowles, Investment Analyst with Fidelity Canada, answers questions from a student wanting to know what skills are needed to become an investment banker.
November 20, 2020

William Graham, Toronto Hydro

William Graham, a supervisor, coach and mentor of the design & construction team at Toronto Hydro, provides a passionate response to what a job in the skilled trades is like.
November 20, 2020

Ula Jibrini, Deloitte

Ula Jibrini, Audit Senior at Deloitte, answers a question about what a typical day is like at Deloitte.
November 20, 2020

Christine Chea, Pearson Canada

Christine Chea, Director, Research & Innovation at Pearson Canada, shares her insight about how to best collaborate for innovation.
November 20, 2020

Our energy is our people

Toronto Hydro, a long-time host to Grade 9 students on Take Our Kids to Work Day, has shared a ton of great video content about exciting careers in skilled trades, engineering, information technology, finance, regulatory & legal services, HR and communications. Read more.
October 26, 2020

Speak Up!

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

The Global Innovation Field Trip (GIFT) is back

The Global Innovation Field Trip is back! Join us on July 9 – 10 for the second live 24-hour event. Over 100 innovation presenters (from age 5 to adult) from more than 15 countries will be demonstrating their innovative projects and ideas.
June 30, 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

Turning Points 2020 Award Winners

Student essays take on topics as diverse as successfully completing a 10k run, to losing a best friend, to experiencing violence at the hands of a first love.
June 22, 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

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
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