Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning

The Ontario Liberal Party is committed to ensuring the people of Ontario have the skills and knowledge they need to find meaningful work, adapt to changing technologies, build skills to grow in their careers, and contribute to their communities. From early learning through to adult education, Ontario is building a world-leading culture of lifelong learning. As we continue to build a leading system of lifelong learning in Ontario, we need your best ideas about how to build a system that provides people what they need throughout their lives.

Lifelong Learning

Forgive Student Loan Debt

Forgive student loan debt so graduates can get to work and build their lives, not have to pay back loans for tuition that's now largely free for the current cohort of students.

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1 vote
33 up votes
32 down votes
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(@james.boritz)

Lifelong Learning

Restore access to our post secondary education system

Fees for so called professional programs need to be brought back down to earth. High fees for programs such as engineering, MBAs, and medical schools create accessibility barriers. Only the well off or those willing to take on enormous debts can participate in these programs.

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241 votes
281 up votes
40 down votes
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(@gillianv)

Lifelong Learning

Investments in Trades Pathways

To align investment (capital and personnel) in the expansion of the trades pathways in education in order to: a) assist student with making good career choices that will align with job availability b) align with the needs in employment sectors c) allow for salary and other supports such as retraining of older adults as businesses restructure to meet the changing local, national and international economic needs d) allow ...more »

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62 votes
75 up votes
13 down votes
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Lifelong Learning

Make French Immersion Programming Fully Available To Bilingual Families

Under the French Languages Act, it states that individuals who speak French have the right to also learn in French. But what happens when a child has one parent who speaks French, and one who speaks English? Should those children not have the right to learn in both French and English? French Immersion programs offer this ability, but many have limited spots with the majority of spots going to English only speaking families. ...more »

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-8 votes
11 up votes
19 down votes
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Lifelong Learning

Life-skills Math Course

Offering a course, or series of courses, for students enroll in a Life Skills Math course during high school. The course could be offered as an option with content would covering such things as banking, budgeting , taxes , shopping credit cards , Loans, mortgages, rent, utilities, cooking, and so on. Presently the applied and academic courses that student take as part of their OSSD does not cover this type of content. ...more »

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97 votes
101 up votes
4 down votes
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Lifelong Learning

Put a cap on post-secondary education fee

There should be limit on how much education can cost - all these post-secondary educational organizations operate as non-for-profit, limit the fee in order for them to remain non-for-profit, if they need to raise the cost of program, it should be explained, e.g. engineering probably needs access to special equipment.

Tax educational organization as for-profit if fees exceed cost + certain percentage.

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225 votes
252 up votes
27 down votes
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Lifelong Learning

Teaching Computer Coding alongside Math in Elementary Schools

To bring future generation of Ontarians to the forefront of the world of technology and innovation, we need to rethink how to teach Math to our kids in elementary schools. When teaching math is mixed with simple coding and use of software, it helps bring life and excitement to the study of mathematics in a time when everyone of our kids holds a phone capable of just doing that. This will have upward positive effect in ...more »

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168 votes
208 up votes
40 down votes
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(@learningguys)

Lifelong Learning

Expand access to free, open textbooks for Ontario students

While the OSAP free tuition policies have been a tremendous step in reducing financial barriers for post-secondary students, textbooks continue to present a significant cost for many students. Ontario made a great first step in supporting eCampus Ontario's Open Textbook Library (https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/) that provides over 200 free, shareable, online textbooks for PSE students and faculty to use. But ...more »

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347 votes
415 up votes
68 down votes
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(@dprime)

Lifelong Learning

Promote Free Speech in Schools.

Since my last idea of similar nature was closed from a moderator whom disagrees with me. I am going to re-post a similar idea in light of resent events at Wilfrid Laurier University. With the amount of professor and courses that promote socialist, Communist, and post-modern thinking. The same cause of the rise of the National Socialist German Workers' Party. That Ontario takes a good look at what students are learning ...more »

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0 votes
8 up votes
8 down votes
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(@jshavelock)

Lifelong Learning

Declare education an essential service

Education should be a basic human right for every Ontarian, not a bargaining chip for negotiation. The government took a huge step forward this year with the new Ontario Student Grant taking effect and making post-secondary education accessible to all, regardless of income. This is the next logical step forward to avoiding a public education crisis at every level, elementary, secondary and post-secondary. We need to ...more »

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22 votes
32 up votes
10 down votes
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Lifelong Learning

Fund Technological Education Not Simply "Technology"

Currently a great deal of funding is being directed toward Technology funding for education. However, this funding is supposed to be used for both tech education and the inclusion of technology in schools, but boards are not directing this funding for tech education. There is a huge need to technological literate and skilled workers in our country, and the need is only going to increase. As tech teachers we are expected ...more »

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7 votes
8 up votes
1 down votes
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(@stated63)

Lifelong Learning

Secondary School Mandatory Credits - Child Rearing

There should be a Mandatory course in Secondary School for all students on the stages of child development and how to support a child in its growth. It should not be a tiny part of the Physical and Health Ed Class. Currently, there are many mandatory courses but none in secondary deal with the stages of child development and how to access community resources for support. Without such knowledge, many children in our society ...more »

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0 votes
2 up votes
2 down votes
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(@dogood2)

Lifelong Learning

An Aboriginal Tourist & Educational Agency that Invites the World to Learn & Experience Their Ancient Way of Life

I’d love to see the development of an “Aboriginal Tourist & Educational Agency” that invites people from around the world who want to learn about the Aboriginal people’s ancient way of life and culture through experiential education. All people, but particularly Ontario’s recent immigrants, school children and visitors, would be enlightened by a visit to Aboriginal historic sites, like Huronia, or Manitoulin Island, ...more »

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2 votes
3 up votes
1 down votes
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(@nickkyman)

Lifelong Learning

Strike limitations

Have mandatory standards while work stoppages are in effect so that students are not overly harmed. Such minimums could include content releases on schedule, email correspondence with students and financial assistance for all students.

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8 votes
12 up votes
4 down votes
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