Call for Student Advisory Committee Members Ages 14-19 – Deadline July 18th YPI is putting together a new podcast! We’re going to talk about equity,
COVID-19 is having a devastating and inequitable impact on communities around the world, and young people are among the hardest hit by closures and disruptions. At YPI Canada we are engaged in ongoing critical reflection on the long-term implications of the pandemic on youth, and what can be done to mitigate these effects.
This past Saturday, People for Education held their annual conference, with the theme “Public Education in a Changing World.” The conference featured sessions on e-learning, Indigenous education, and mental health in schools among other timely topics. I was pleased to attend at York University in Toronto, and to contribute YPI’s perspective to a panel presentation, “Beyond Tokenism” on the topic of youth engagement in curriculum and education policy. The conference drew diverse education stakeholders including teachers, school and board administrators, students, researchers, elected officials, parents, and representatives from community-based organizations. Here are some of my highlights and reflections from the day.
Racism; poverty; gender-based violence; access to quality education: At the heart of each of these pressing social issues are real people’s human rights that are being infringed upon.
Through the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI), secondary school students across Canada are researching these and other social issues facing their local communities; and advocating for charities that stand up for people’s human rights.