Education

Learning Project 2016

By: Li-Ann Yap


The “wilderness” was always a bit of a mystery to me. I had classmates who attended overnight camp ‘up north’, in areas that I’d never heard of. They would share stories of lakes and trails and fishing and camp fires that I couldn’t illustrate in my mind. It wasn’t until my first year of University, as part of a required course, that I experienced “camp” and understood why my former elementary school classmates expressed such excitement around their experiences in the outdoors.

Learning Project - Cheque Presentation - Classy Cyborgs

My name is Jenna Pezzack and I am one of 10 students from Aurora, Ontario who are part of the Classy Cyborgs team.

We are on a mission to help solve the Braille Literacy Crisis.  Last year, we discovered that only 10% of people who are blind can read Braille because there are so few Braille teachers who can teach it.  We also found out that there is very little technology on the market to help kids learn Braille on their own.

FB Joe Update

By: Joe Grabowski


My name is Joe Grabowski.  I am a grade 8 Science and Math teacher with the Wellington Catholic District School Board. 

As the next round of the CST Inspired Minds Learning Project begins, I’d like to share a little about how this amazing opportunity has influenced my teaching, students and entire school board.

Jack - first day wide smile

By Edyta McKay

I can definitely say I’m breathing a big sigh of relief knowing that back to school week is finally in the books and we have started to feel some sort of a routine kicking in.

Although I’ll admit it was relatively pain free for our little guy who started his new adventure in JK. 

Mother and daughter

"Eligible BC children will have more money to help pay for college, university or other training programs.”

It’s an exciting time for families in British Columbia (BC) who now have an opportunity to access $1,200 in grant money to help their children’s dreams for the future come true with a Registered Educations Savings Plan (RESP).

Family in grass

By: Marjorie Cullen

Parents across Canada will be enjoying a bit more wiggle room in their budgets this month thanks to an increase in the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB). 

The UCCB program is not only being extended to include children ages 6 through 17 but will also see an increase of $60/month per child for those who were already enjoying the  benefit.

mother reading to child
Imagine if someone promised your child $800 to help fund their education but it was taken away? That’s what happened with the Alberta Centennial Education Savings (ACES) grant and Alberta parents are concerned about it. We had Leger conduct a survey and the results tell us an important story about how families in Alberta want the NDP to bring back the RESP grant.

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