Canada Education

Here's What We Can Do To Get Girls Interested In STEM

Doina Oncel | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Parents
Doina Oncel

Although many conversations have begun about women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) in Canada, development and implementation to work towards evening out gender imbalances in these fields is still a work in progress. There has been a lot of data gathered to support this issue and many factors that prevent women from STEM opportunities.

What Will Canada's New National Early Learning And Child Care Framework Look Like?

Wellesley Institute | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Parents
Wellesley Institute

Canada's current patchwork of child care does not meet the needs of Canadian families. The new federal government has shown an understanding of the importance of improving our child care for the health and well-being of children and their parents.

B.C. Trade Missions Fail To Deliver The Bang For The Buck

Dermod Travis | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

For those not counting, there have been eight B.C. trade missions to China alone in the last 18 months. Forests minister Steve Thomson is set to leave on a ninth mission this Friday. Trade missions aren't cheap, they set the B.C. government back $767,000 in 2014 and that doesn't include the bill for local governments, universities and other agencies.

We Can Empower Women Through Education

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Impact

What can G20 leaders do to economically engage and empower girls and women? Put simply, they need to invest in the re-structuring of the educational, business and political systems which are set up to inhibit female empowerment. Education is the essential catalyst for this process. Education is essential if a girl is to become independent.

Let's Talk About The Emotional Aspect Of Personal Finance

JA Canada | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Business
JA Canada

When improving or correcting money management behaviour in others, we must be sensitive to the personal and emotional definitions of value that are consciously and unconsciously involved. Yet most financial literacy programs avoid this altogether and focus on the more pragmatic and practical skills.

An Early Lesson In Financial Literacy Creates Empowered Adults

JA Canada | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Business
JA Canada

My firm belief is that if my kids are to become financially savvy young adults, they must have diverse and varied experience with handling money as soon as they can understand what it represents. If this education is absent, there are some clear dangers in navigating life's money minefield.

These Are The Best Education Systems In The World

Melanie Nathan | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Parents
Melanie Nathan

Education is quite possibly the most important aspect of a country's potential for progress, and, more simply, developing child's mind. There is certainly no one right way to educate and there are, unsurprisingly, about as many different educational systems in the world as there are countries, with most of them believing that their way is the correct one.

Virtual Teaching Tools Take Learning Outside The Classroom

Dr. Marie Bountrogianni | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Marie Bountrogianni

What does "learning" look like? It's still fair to say that the lecture format is core to many educational programs, but technology is advancing and creating opportunities for technology-enhanced and online learning to be more experiential, more flexible, and more engaging.

Roberta Jamieson Fights To Close Education Gap For First Nations Kids

The Huffington Post Canada | Julianna McDermott | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Living

"If you don't have education, you will not change the picture."

How To Invest Wisely Using Your Travel Experiences

Pramod Udiaver | Posted 11.13.2015 | Canada Business
Pramod Udiaver

Investing is no different than being on a long vacation. You need to start with a destination in mind, and build your plan to get there. Think of the last time you took a long vacation. How did you plan and execute? What was your experience? What lessons did you learn?

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun(damental) Human Rights

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Impact

As of 2014, 143 out of 195 countries legally guarantee equality between men and women. I wish I could say that gender equality, or any equality, enforced by the law translates into equality in the minds of people. Deeply rooted problems preventing true parity have been promoted by patriarchy for years, passed on from one generation to another disguised as 'tradition.'

Your Child's Fake Illness May Be More Serious Than You Think

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Parents
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Indeed, most instances of "faking it" are caused by the usual reasons, most of which are innocuous. It's the more insidious ones that we, as parents, need to be aware of so that we can address the causes at the basis of why our children are avoiding school.

Catalyzing Female Labour Force Participation In Pakistan

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.10.2015 | Canada Business

Pakistan is a diverse country and females account for a large portion of the population. Recently, it has becoming increasingly difficult to discuss the challenges that Pakistani women face. There is a dire need to promote the education of females by launching awareness campaigns at the national level, because in order to educate a nation, you need to educate its women.

Encouraging Attitudes That Cultivate Female Leadership

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Parents

She replied without hesitation: "Well, Daisy was a bit bossy, Ella was showing off and Alice was a bit moody." I responded along the lines of "Oh well, we need bossy people, otherwise nothing would ever get done." and changed the subject. But it got me thinking. How should have I responded?

We Need Fewer Obstacles To Education For Aboriginal Students

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

We see an opportunity for the Canadian government to bring colleges and universities together and encourage them to develop aboriginal student support programs on more campuses. Aboriginal students deserve have as many choices for welcoming institutions within a reasonable distance, with programs that interest them, as non-aboriginal students do.

10 Best Canadian Universities For Extracurriculars | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada Living

There's much more to university life than living at the library. Extracurricular activities can complement your studies, amp up your social life and truly round out your university experience. UniversityHub asked over 1,000 students to rate their schools across several criteria, one of which was extracurriculars.

Teachers, Which Character Will You Play In Your Students' Life Stories?

Lori Gard | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada
Lori Gard

Teachers: we have this year to write a part for ourselves in a child's life. To write a scene for ourselves in a student's life. To influence a young person, a teenager, a young adult in the writing of their life account. It might seem a small role. But we are crucial in that we are those who can make a difference.

What A Difference A Year Makes

Marcy White | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Parents
Marcy White

Last year at this time, I was helping Jacob settle in to his new school, working closely with his teacher and the school's Vice-Principal to ensure a smooth transition. This year, instead of arranging Jacob's uneventful passage to grade seven, my energy is focused on ensuring that Jacob remains healthy and strong.

Why People Give Up On Diet And Health Advice

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Nutrition counselors have arguably the lowest success rate among all health-care professionals. We have plenty of repeat customers, especially after the holidays, but we are also faced with a large percentage of "drop-outs," meaning clients who eventually give up on weight control, regular exercise, and improving their lifestyle choices.

10 Canadian Universities With the Best Food | Posted 10.22.2015 | Canada Living

In a world where fast, fresh food is the new norm, universities across the country have stepped up their game to feed large minds and appetites. These universities have proven that restaurant-quality plates are here to stay.

Canada's Current Child Welfare System Fails Families

Neeta das McMurtry | Posted 10.20.2015 | Canada Impact
Neeta das McMurtry

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs called for the dismantling of the current child welfare system and the development of a completely new system. While this idea may seem radical, child welfare as it exists now in Manitoba is failing our children and our families, particularly our Indigenous children and families. What if we separated prevention and care services so that they are not delivered by the same agencies? This would encourage families in need to seek support services without worrying that admitting their challenges will result in their children being taken away from them.

These Are the Defining Issues of the 2015 Federal Election

Don Tapscott | Posted 10.15.2015 | Canada Politics
Don Tapscott

I believe Canada needs a responsive, open and strong government that provides leadership for our transition to an innovation economy and a digital age. This is not a time for tinkering but a time of great change. To me, the defining issues of this election are clear.

A Modest Proposal to Minimize the Risk of Experimental Education

Malkin Dare | Posted 10.14.2015 | Canada Parents
Malkin Dare

I propose that the Alberta, B.C., and Ontario ministries of education authorize the establishment of some schools with the experimental approach and some schools with a more traditional orientation, and then let parents and teachers choose between them.

4 Ways to Choose Your Future University | Posted 10.14.2015 | Canada Living

With personalized university rankings, student reviews, and admissions support,'s sole mission is to help students make the best possible university choice for them. That's why we've also compiled a list of the top four ways to help you choose your future university.

Teach Like the School Is On Fire

Lori Gard | Posted 10.10.2015 | Canada Parents
Lori Gard

Sometimes as teachers I feel we forget that we have priorities. There are some things more important than others. Curriculum is necessary, but if the house is on fire, that document is not coming with me. Outcomes are necessary but if the room is under threat, I will not give them a moment's notice. Lesson plans are useful, but if a child's life is at risk, that carefully laid-out plan for my day would be the last thing on my mind.