TORONTO – “Education is a right. Our right. But in our schools, this right is denied to us”. Angry and disappointed, students at York Memorial Collegiate Institute and George Harvey Collegiate Institute (TDSB) protested this morning demanding safer, better equipped, more comfortable schools. School where teachers are present. Schools where the police “who have often terrorized the students” do not intervene. In short, schools where you can study with serenity.
TORONTO – Without even waiting for the decision of the Ontario Labour Relations Board to which it had turned to declare illegal the strike of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the Ontario government has made a U-turn. Today, during a surprise press conference, Premier Ford announced the decision to revoke the controversial Keeping Students in Class Act “provided that the union agrees to end the strike and continue to negotiate”.
Immigration is the key to economic growth in Canada. With the nation’s fertility rate on a steady decline, the Canadian government maintains that immigration is key to replenishing the population. It estimates that 75% of the country’s population growth is attributable to immigration.
Part of that growth is generated through international students. According to a Statistics Canada report (June 2021), about six in ten first-time study permit holders who worked throughout their duration of study or post graduation become permanent residents.
TORONTO – For the first time during this school year, an entire high school in Etobicoke – the Silverthorn Collegiate Institute – has been closed by Toronto Public Health (TPH) following a Covid-19 outbreak. (more…)
Parent groups and concerned community members rally in solidarity to protest the province’s plan to increase class sizes. Parents held coordinated demonstrations at several Catholic elementary schools across Toronto calling on the Ontario government and the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) to halt the reorganization of class sizes.
TORONTO – The school year has just begun and there are already several cases of Covid-19: precisely 189, distributed among students and staff. Several classes are already self-isolating at home and one school has been closed: the Viscount Alexander Public School in Cornwall, Ontario. But let’s go in order. (more…)
The blame game is on. This week marks the last full week of school for thousands of elementary and secondary students across the province. Covid-related school closures have lasted longer in Ontario than any other province or territory across the nation. (more…)
Students who intend to live in the residences of two of Toronto’s largest universities, when classes resume in September, will have to prove that they have been vaccinated against Covid-19. (more…)
TORONTO — The Ontario government is partnering with community organizations to better support Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer or Questioning, and Intersex (2SLGBTQI+) students and their families. Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, made the announcement as part of the province’s ongoing efforts to promote an education system that upholds and champions human rights and equity for all students. In addition, the government is working to strengthen school board accountability given trustees’ important role in the public education system. (more…)
The backlog of structural interventions in Ontario schools since the Ford government took office has increased by a billion dollars to $16.8 billion. This information was revealed by the Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce. (more…)
Late last month, Alberta’s Minister of Education Adriana LaGrange, released a draft of her new curriculum for Kindergarten to Grade 6. Very shortly after, the curriculum was opposed by many groups and parents. (more…)
Education in Canada is big business. International students contribute more than $21 billion each year to the Canadian economy and promote diversity within communities. The pandemic has presented a variety of challenges for foreign students resulting in a drop in enrollment numbers. The effects could have a negative economic impact.
Recently, in the television program, “Today in Toronto with Manuel Alexandre”, Dr. José Mendes, Consul General of Portugal in Toronto, in a brief participation, once again referred to the great quality and usefulness of the Go Live Tv service and the Mr. Manuel Alexandre and how this is reflected in the strengthening of the Portuguese community. (more…)
PALERMO – Italians and Canadians together for “peace, security and prosperity”, as stated in the title of the 1st forum held – in webinar – in recent days in Sicily (Italy) to preserve the memory of the fallen of all parties in conflict during Operation “Husky” in July 1943, which saw the First Canadian Division engaged in Sicily – together with the Allies. (more…)