N.L. needs to make good on a body safety education program for students, say advocates

Conne Pike, left, and Bev Moore Davis are members of the Miles for Smiles Foundation that advocates for body safety and against child abuse in Newfoundland and Labrador. Moore Davis founded the non-profit. (CBC) Body safety advocates say the government of Newfoundland and Labrador is dragging its heels on implementing a provincewide education program to protect children […]

Jérémie Lepage new CSCDGR director of education

Article content The Conseil scolaire catholique de district des Grandes Rivières (CSCDGR) has announced the appointment of Jérémie Lepage as director of education and secretary treasurer. Article content “The school board trustees expressed their confidence in Mr. Lepage to manage the school board, guide strategic planning, and lead the CSCDGR for the years to come,” […]

How has your view of higher education changed after the COVID-19 pandemic?

As academia emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Waterloo Region Record asked recipients of four honorary doctorates from the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University to offer their thoughts on how the pandemic has changed their perspective on the importance of higher education. These are their answers: The question: With the World Health Organization […]

Opposition leaders want more details about the new school announcements

Nova Scotia opposition leaders say the Progressive Conservative government should be able to provide proof to the public that new schools announced in recent months — all of them in Tory districts — are those most in need of replacement. Education Minister Becky Druhan released her government’s school capital plan last month. Along with renovations […]

Is a private school education worth it?

Oxford has two definitions for education: 1. “The process of receiving or giving systematic instruction.” 2. “An informative experience.” For the best results, there needs to be a heavy emphasis on the latter. If you’re from Oakville, you’ve likely heard the names of a few private institutions referred to as the “Rich kid schools,” where […]

Quebec ups offer for education, healthcare workers in union negotiations

The Quebec government announced Wednesday that it’s upping its offers for education and healthcare workers in the hopes of reaching collective agreements with unions. According to Treasury Board president Sonia LeBel, the government is offering a $12,000 lump sum to retirement-eligible teachers who voluntarily agree to remain full-time in 2023-2024. Quebec estimates that nearly 7,000 […]

17 regional student advocates appointed by the Quebec education ministry

The Ministry of Education on Wednesday named 17 regional student advocates who will assist their national counterpart, Jean-François Bernier. The education ministry announced in a press release that the chosen individuals would “handle all complaints from students and parents, including those concerning bullying, violence and sexual abuse against students attending an educational institution.” “With the […]

Ontario scrapping post-secondary education requirements for police recruits

The Ontario government said Tuesday it is introducing a number of new measures to boost lagging police recruitment numbers, including eliminating a post-secondary education requirement to be hired as an officer and covering the costs of mandatory training. “We need more police officers on our streets, more boots on the ground,” Premier Doug Ford said […]

Quebec Education Minister to ban school prayer rooms in favor of secularism

Muslim students can face a new challenge in Canada as Quebec’s Education Minister is executing a political maneuver against congregational prayer in public schools. Quebec’s Education Minister, Bernard Drainville, has recently announced that prayer rooms in public schools would soon be prohibited in the province. The announcement came after reports that at least three Montreal-area […]