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

Financial literacy and functionality as a requirement for high school graduates

Almost all of our high school graduates are functionally illiterate when it comes to finances. They do not know basic economics, are unaware of the causes of the industrial revolution and the incredible advances it brought, do not know the principles of wealth creation, cannot explain anything about our tax system, have no understanding of investments or insurance, could not explain anything about pension plans, employment ...more »

Submitted by (@davemcgruer)

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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 »

Submitted by (@learningguys)

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Redirect EQAO Testing Funds

It is time to get rid of this destructive vestige of the Harris government of the late 1990s. It was implemented to: a) fool Ontarians into thinking that the government was "doing something to improve education". This is a red herring. A one day test does not improve education. In fact, this type of standardized testing has caused significant harm over the last two decades. b) follow the path that had been set in ...more »

Submitted by (@gillianv)

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CPR & AED Training in Schools

CPR training should be mandatory and AED's should be readily available and required in all schools. In the case of cardiac arrest, every second counts. It's fatal if no quick actions are taken within minutes. There's power in community—bystanders need to be ready to help save lives. Everyone should be trained to give effective chest compressions and know how to use an AED. About 60 per cent of cardiac arrests happen ...more »

Submitted by (@sendparamedics)

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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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Mandate Consent Education in School Curriculum

Mandate Consent Education in School Curriculum A woman is sexually assaulted in Canada every 17 minutes. Ontario has the opportunity to develop and implement innovative curriculum that addresses the monstrous gaps in the health education of both boys and girls. Got Consent? is a popular campaign on university campuses across Canada, but the average university freshman is 18-19 years of age upon entering university ...more »

Submitted by (@rachelcampbell3710)

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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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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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Free Post Secondary Education

The government has made strides in tuition support for students in low to middle income households. It is time to take the next step and make post secondary education totally free. Textbooks, tuition and on campus housing should be free to all students who are accepted to post secondary sites. we need to prepare for the post industrial society and the development of machine intelligence. If Ontario and Canada are to be ...more »

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Do Right By Part-Time Students

It’s time to explore the possibilities of funding students who seek to upskill, develop professionally, and pursue higher education. The reasons for taking on school or training in a part-time basis are numerous and reasonable: - Working while pursuing further studies can have a reciprocally powerful effect; one stays current in the research thereby becoming more effective in their work, and builds a critical lens for ...more »

Submitted by (@jkhbeattie)

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Education for a changing world

We need to bring in a new order in education. Our children are learning in a way that worked decades ago but does not work any longer. Critical thinking skills are vital. We need to stop teaching children memorization (you can look anything up now on Google). We need to teach them how to think as opposed to what to think. We need to stop dividing education into subjects but have one dynamic class in which kids learn ...more »

Submitted by (@solutions5)

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