Post Tagged with: "Government of Ontario"

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“A ban is not a plan”: provincial government cellphone ban leaves schools without actionable strategies for implementation

On Mar. 15, Lisa Thompson, minister of education for the Ontario Provincial Government, revealed in a media release that, amongst other changes, a province-wide ban on cellphones would be implemented in classrooms beginning next September, as part of the new “Education that Works for You” plan. The plan, according to the release, argues that these changes “will modernize curriculum, modernize […]

by Aaron Waitson· · News ·
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Ford government slashing tuition by 10 per cent will cost students

The Ontario government has officially announced a series of upcoming changes to Ontario student’s tuition fees, the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and structure of the formerly mandatory ancillary fee framework, which will be affecting post-secondary students in the new year. A news release published on Jan. 17, 2019 by the Ontario government, entitled “Government for the People to Lower […]

by Aaron Waitson· · News ·
Benefits of mandatory community service

Benefits of mandatory community service

  Who remembers their mandatory volunteer hours from high school? I have vague recollections of volunteering at a soup kitchen a couple times and working at my church, but for 40 hours of my life, I can’t say they had any lasting impact on me. According to the Government of Ontario, the purpose of these 40 hours are to “encourage […]

by Mynt Marsellus· · Opinion ·