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Tuesday, January 25 • 13:30 - 14:30
A Future for Public Education Driven by Youth

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The world is changing and education is key to Canada's success. Education systems must evolve to prepare students with the skills and competencies they need to contribute to the country's future. Featuring a dialogue with students and youth-serving organizations, this session will emphasize the importance of centring young people in the conversation if necessary change is to be achieved.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How can young people shape the future of public education?    
  • What does effective intergenerational collaboration look like?    
  • What changes would young people like to see in education?

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Annie Kidder

Executive Director, People for Education
The Executive Director and a founder of People for Education, Annie Kidder has provided advice to policy-makers and government since the late 1990s, and her writing on education has been published in a range of media.
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Ilona Dougherty

Managing Director, The Youth & Innovation Project
Ilona Dougherty is the Co-creator and Managing Director of the Youth & Innovation Project at the University of Waterloo. In 2004, she co-founded Apathy is Boring, educating youth about democracy and encouraging them to vote.
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Lisa Wolff

Director, Policy and Research, UNICEF Canada
As the Director of Policy and Research at UNICEF Canada, Lisa Wolff works with diverse partners across issues and sectors to advocate for and with children and youth, to advance the rights of children in Canada.
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Stephen Mensah

Executive Director, Toronto Youth Cabinet
Stephen Mensah is a Ryerson University student and the Executive Director of the Toronto Youth Cabinet, the City of Toronto's official youth advisory body, where he aims to tackle issues revolving around equity in education.
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Joy Liu

Policy Co-ordinator, Ontario Student Trustees' Association
Joy Liu was on the Executive Council of the Ontario Student Trustees' Association, a trustee on the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and is a champion bilingual debater.

Tuesday January 25, 2022 13:30 - 14:30 EST