Inclusive and Just Society

Create a "Learn-to-earn-Tuition" Citizen Apprenticeship tutor hub model in municipal public libraries.

NOTE: This policy idea to create a Citizen Apprenticeship tutor hub and develop a three-year pilot project in a Mississauga public library was submitted to Common Ground workshop held by Mississauga East - Cooksville riding association on December 16, 2017.


An Inclusive and Just Society uses an equity lens to drive remedies for prosperity which result in poverty reduction.


A proposed "Learn-to-earn-Tuition" Citizen Apprenticeship tutor model envisions that voluntary tutor time can bank on the student report card as a special grade, then trade up for post-secondary training and tuition.


Time is money.

Tutoring adds value.

To light up talent, pass the torch.


Fostering literacy is good for governments at every level:

• Literacy grows the top line, shrinks policing and social costs and crime, and restores fiscal balance.


In fostering core Canadian values of shared learning, social stewardship and self-reliance, an envisioned Citizen Apprenticeship tutor model innovates a way for the Ontario government to be the literacy equity champion that connects the nation directly to its neighbourhoods.


Federal decisions on matters of immigration and economy play out in municipal neighbourhoods, and affect levels of language fluency and literacy which consequently can impede equitable access to vital activities such as education, public health and enterprise.


On behalf of its lower tier governments, the government of Ontario can negotiate with the federal government to innovate delivery of established federal funding into the municipalities, into tutor hubs in public facilities such as libraries and community centres, in order to leverage results on federal responsibilities for:

• settlement integration

• post-secondary scholarship awards and student loans financing

• skills development which leads to employment


FRAMEWORK to Develop a 3-Year pilot project in Peel Region


The Citizen Apprenticeship model requires an integrative collaboration between the province and all of its lower tier governments: the regions, municipalities and public school boards. In Peel Region, such an integrative collaboration coincides with roll out of regional Ministry of Education - Parents Reaching Out grants to support delivery of the 2016 We Rise Together: Peel District School Board Action Plan in Brampton and, separately, a PRO grant to smooth Syrian refugee settlement integration in schools in Mississauga.


In December 2014, a three-year pilot project for a tutor hub in a municipal public library was proposed to Mississauga City Council by Building Up Our Neighbourhoods civic engagement initiative and supporters of Peel Poverty Action Group. See video and slides on Facebook: .


A June 2015 Letter of Support from Peel District School Board was subsequently bolstered in September 2016 with receipt of its Response to Delegation regarding the 2017 Pilot of the Citizen Apprenticeship Program, Immigration and Poverty. Read Peel District School Board's response: .


The Collective Impact path to develop a Citizen Apprenticeship tutor model from Ministry of Education - Parents Reaching Out Program can be illustrated by the Six Lessons on Innovation logic model created by Grand Challenges Canada. Citizen Apprenticeship tutor model represents Lesson Six: "Reverse Innovation" where the student becomes the teacher. Read the OPEN LETTER to summarize a presentation on illustrating Citizen Apprenticeship tutor model with the Six Lessons on Innovation logic model: .


The OPEN LETTER references that the Citizen Apprenticeship tutor model was a contribution accepted in 2008 by Citizenship and Immigration Canada national consultation on Social Engagement and Integration: .



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