Education

Youth Mental Health - Educate our youth, and improve services

Mental Health services and education in the province of Ontario need to be examined and improved. Youth suffering from intense mental health problems are not being served as they need to be. Wait lists for assistance are extensive, help lines are inadequate, and knowledge about what services do exist is limited. The system itself appears to be evaluated based on how many youth it serves, rather than on how many youth ...more »

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Education

Schools as community hubs

Stop the practice of encouraging school boards to close and consolidate new schools often in newly constructed school requiring more busing and adding to provincial debt. Create incentives instead for collaboration between school boards, municipalities, non profits and appropriate for profit organizations to use surplus school space to create community hubs and enhance educational opportunities. Embrace a 'fix it first' ...more »

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Sustainable Communities

Publicly funded facilities should be named after local people

All publicly funded facilities such as schools, buildings, and parks should be named after people that are/were relevant to the specific community; unless it is named after the location.

 

This would provide a link to the history of the specific community, keeping history alive.

 

David Suzuki, Jack Miner, Pierre Trudeau, etc. have enough facilities named after them.

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Health Care

Healthy Schools

Schools are increasingly recognized as social systems with the wonderful potential to enhance the health of their populations (Rowling and Rissel, 2000). School health coordinators play an important role in creating healthy behaviours among children and youth in school settings because educators do not have the time (O’Brien et al, 2010; Card & Doyle, 2010)

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Education

Give school boards the powers to tax again

In 1998, Mike Harris made reforms to the school boards - essentially centralising power and taking away local choice. the province should be providing equal funding for salaries or teachers and staff... but leave it up to the school borads to decide if they want to raise taxes or sell off schools. in Toronto, the school board wants to sell off more schools, but this means that we lose open space that is often the olnly ...more »

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Fair & Just Society

Students should have the power to fire professors

some professors are horrible and cannot teach or understand. I think the students should have the power to get another professor in their class if they are having trouble with one

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