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.
(@spencerlucas)

Lifelong Learning

Amalgamate School Systems

Both provincial and federal Liberal governments tout inclusiveness and the value of diversity, and I would say, rightfully so. And yet we fully publicly fund two school systems that enshrines segregation. We segregate students based on religious grounds and we violate the rights of non-Catholic teachers to practice their craft at all the publicly funded schools in Ontario. These egregious and un-Canadian values should ...more »

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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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(@jfsicili)

Lifelong Learning

Free Education for Students in Ontario except for families that are wealthy/very rich

In order to have a system where students can be anything they want without having to worry about the monetary aspects of it, I believe that the free tuition program should be expanded to include all students with families making under $200,000 before the student reaches the age of 30. Obviously, people that are over thirty would pay something, but I believe that could be ironed out. The truth is such a program would lessen ...more »

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(@trevor)

Lifelong Learning

Double the post-Ontario community college strike compensation cap

With community college students back in school, Ontario has announced two major compensations for students. While it is a good start, many students will be overlooked. Following the end of the five-week college strike, the Government of Ontario announced two offers of compensation to community college students: a full tuition refund or $500. Students who do not wish to continue their semester will receive a full tuition ...more »

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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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(@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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(@pickeringuxbridge)

Lifelong Learning

Sabbaticals

Introduce legislation enabling people to stop work, without losing their positions, as often as once every five years, to do full-time study at university, college, or in the trades, in any chosen area. Employers would be required to permit the absence, and may provide incentives for a particular course of study but may not require taking that course of study. Subsidies for study would be the same as for anyone in the ...more »

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(@pickeringuxbridge)

Lifelong Learning

Trades and apprenticeships

We should promote the November 14th Fall Economic Statement announcement that added the "Red Seal" label to five new trades and apprenticeships, and continue to add to the list of expanded "Red Seal" trades to further support both apprentices and employers (ie. https://news.ontario.ca/mof/en/2017/11/ontario-implementing-plan-to-create-fairness-and-opportunity.html)

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(@trevor)

Lifelong Learning

Replace University Tuition Fees with a Graduate Tax

A graduate tax is a method of financing higher education. Students attending publicly funded universities and community colleges in Ontario are charged tuition fees directly by the universities. The amount of the fees is limited by law and the fees can be funded by government-backed student loans issued by a government-backed company and/or private banks. The student loans typically need to be repaid shortly after the ...more »

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(@trevor)

Lifelong Learning

A Mandatory Comparative Religion Course to Graduate High School

I have long advocated that public high school students in Ontario be required to take a comparative religion class. Such a class would expose students to various world religions and their teachings. Once exposed, they will be in a position to compare religions. Since many public school students come from religious homes, this means they would be exposed to religions different from their own. This exposure would provide ...more »

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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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Lifelong Learning

Dedicated Student Jobs

Not sure if this is possible. Can we dedicate a percentage of certain jobs to teenagers/students? Jobs in retail, fast food, part time jobs should be prioritized for young adults who need them to gain real life experiences. How do adults know how to handle themselves in front of colleagues in the work place with some sort of decorum; we learnt it from dealing with bad customers when we worked these types of jobs as teenagers. ...more »

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(@bthompso)

Lifelong Learning

Zero dismissals from Ontario Schools

Children who are dismissed from schools are those with e.g. early behaviour and mental health issues. These children need help not dismissal from our schools. Therefore, make Ontario the first Canadian province with zero dismissals from schools.

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(@trevor)

Lifelong Learning

Bring Back Grade 13

The elimination of the Ontario Academic Credit (OAC - Grade 13) by former Conservative Premier of Ontario Mike Harris was a huge mistake that students are still paying for today. Grade 13 was abolished in 1995 by the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. Some 40 per cent of students in Ontario high schools dropped out during the four years that the Conservatives spent phasing out Grade 13. Meanwhile, since the ...more »

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