Education Standing Committee

Chair: Kathy Wosnick

Members of the Education Committee examine the state of education at all levels and of all types in the province. Projects, discussions and addresses by visiting speakers relate to issues of concern to the members. The Committee can raise awareness among all Club members about important educational issues. Members are encouraged to follow through in their local areas with school boards, colleges, universities and their MPPs.

Committee Reports

March 2, 2019

Joint session with Status of Women Standing Committee

TOPIC: “Mommy, Am I Pretty?”
SPEAKER: Margot L. Denommé LL.B. J.D.

Our culture continues to be obsessed with outward beauty inundating young people, particularly girls with unrealistic expectations. Margot described her two books written for young people and her many visits to schools and community groups to share the message that it is what is inside that count. Her books, Mommy, Am I Pretty and just released Awesome, Inside and Outside encourage read more …

November 24, 2018

TOPIC: Restorative Justice
SPEAKER: Kathleen Clarke,  Restorative Justice Chatham/Kent

The restorative justice model is gaining acceptance in many communities across the province, country and even internationally. We watched a video of the 1974 hallmark case from Elmira, Ontario. The experience from this initial case has now spread globally as a more humane, effective way to deal with many youth offenders. Within the Criminal Justice system, Restorative Justice is a different way of thinking Read more…

For the Plenary report, see the November 24, 2018 report in Status of Women

September 29, 2018

TOPIC: “When my kids were young”  The Changing Role of Motherhood in the 20th and 21st Centuries
SPEAKER: Dr Andrea O’Reilly:

Fitting in beautifully to our Ontario Council theme for the year, Women Helping Women, Andrea O’Reilly explored how and why the image and role of ‘good’ motherhood have changed over the last eighty years in North America. The description or key attributes of a good mother are historically rooted in the social parameters of the time, most often in response to economic pressures rather than being a natural or inherent state of being. The good (white middle class) mother of the pre-WWII era stayed home to take care of her husband and household, with help from servants, including a governess or nanny to look after the children.  Read more>>


Reports from previous years have been archived in DropBox. Clicking on the link will open a new tab to the Education Folder, where all reports can be viewed or downloaded. Access Archived Reports >>







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