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Peter Lewis, Vice President, Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation

By: Peter Lewis, Vice President, Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation


As a forty-something executive, I sometimes reflect on when I was young (and hopefully not too foolish), on how great it would have been to have had the benefit of knowing what I know now, back when I was just starting out. So, if I had the opportunity to give my younger self some advice, here’s what I would say.

Unique literacy project connecting students through story-telling and illustration

Q & A with Stephanie Simpson McLellan – The W.I.N.D. Story Project

What is your idea and how will it help children learn?

The W.I.N.D. Story Project (Words Igniting Notional Drawings) engages primary students in classrooms across Canada to use their imagination and create illustrations for the words of a story delivered to them in the form of an old, serialized radio show.

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.

Kids with backpacks

Has your family settled into the back to school groove, yet? 

It’s a rhythm that’s different for everyone:  some children started school for the first time, others are making new friends in new classrooms in new cities, even parents are figuring out a new routine with drop offs and pick ups for their household.

Whatever your family’s scenario may be, here are some tips to help parents and kids stay organized this year.

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