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The Youth That Canada Leaves Behind -CCLA

The Youth That Canada Leaves Behind -CCLA

 Canadian Civil Liberties Association    Monday, August 12 was International Youth Day, an occasion for parents, educators, and others to celebrate the achievements and potential of children and teenagers. Canada prides itself on its youth. Every day, we learn of the accomplishments of remarkable young people. Older people can feel that our world will be left in very good hands. In part, we can th... »

IT’S NOT FAIR! – Social Planning Toronto

IT’S NOT FAIR! – Social Planning Toronto

The Ontario government provides funding for school boards across Ontario to offer programs and support for students from low-income families – the “Learning Opportunities Grant” – but Boards of Education re-direct much of this funding to other underfunded priorities. At the Toronto District School Board, up to $90 million a year is redirected away from programs that directly benefit students in ne... »

“Education is a right; that is what we have to fight!” student vs school closings

“Education is a right; that is what we have to fight!” student vs school closings

With an all to familiar promise to build brighter futures and new schools, authorities in Chicago are now up against communities determined to save their schools.  These 3 minutes will surprise and inspire.  Click here: Amazing 9 year old Asean Johnson brings the crowd to their feet at Chicago school closings rally www.youtube.com By the end of this speech hundreds vowed to vote for Asean for Mayo... »

Could your kids afford this?

Could your kids afford this?

Students overcome government-teachers dispute to publish school paper themselves The ongoing dispute between teachers and the Ontario government meant they lost their staff supervisor, their funding, and were blocked from meeting in the school’s classrooms, but a group of students at North Toronto Collegiate managed to beat the odds to publish the January edition of their school newspaper. Thirty ... »

Graduating students are IDLE NO MORE

Graduating students are IDLE NO MORE

So why is it taking off now and not five or 10 years ago?    A critical mass of educated young people.     Erica Lee is a 22-year-old Cree woman raised by a single mother in a rough part of town. She’s the first of her family to finish high school, the first to go to university and, as an organizer of the Idle No More movement, she represents a sea change in Canadian life and politics. When she wa... »

McGuinty austerity policies: huge impact on kids

McGuinty austerity policies: huge impact on kids

Current provincial austerity policies are having both an immediate and a lasting impact on working class kids who are forced to take on part time work to help their families cover monthly costs. (Reports suggest that the vast majority of high school students work in part time jobs.) After years of cuts Ontario has the lowest tax rates in Canada and spends the least on social programs and services.... »