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February 26th Speakers Series Report

Topic – Children, COVID & Beyond: Social Determinants to Education Our guest speakers were Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt, University of Ottawa, and Mohamed Ahmed and Shanaz Ali from Success Beyond Limits. Highlights of their presentations included: The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated mental health problems for many individuals including children Canadian children’s hospitals experienced a 60% increase […]

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Letter to Minister of Education Stephen Lecce re Menstrual Supplies

October 17, 2021 – Ontario Council sent a letter to the Honourable Stephen Lecce regarding the Ministry of Education’s decision to ensure equitable and free access for menstrual supplies. Read the letter. As well, a copy of the letter was sent by e-mail to the Honourable Jane McKenna, Associate Minister of Children & Women’s Issues. […]

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Letter to Minister of Education Stephen Lecce

April 12, 2021 – Ontario Council sent a letter to the Honourable Stephen Lecce regarding the Ministry of Education’s proposed amendments to the Education Act, in particular the changes pertaining to online learning. Read the letter …

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MOE Response re CCEYA Consultation

March 1, 2021 – In November 2020, CFUW Ontario Council submitted their recommendations to the Ministry of Education concerning proposed regulations to the Child Care and Early Years Act. On March 1st, 2021, Ontario Council received an update from the Ministry of Education regarding the 2020 consultation. Read the MOE’s update here. Read the CFUW […]

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Ontario Council Response to the 2021-22 Education Funding Guide

On January 15, 2021 Ontario Council submitted their response to the Ontario 2021-22 Education Funding Guide. The response included comments to 3 questions pertaining to the COVID-19 outbreak response, adjustments to online learning, and use of outdated census data to support students with special needs. Read the submission in its entirety …

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