Education in Ontario Consultation

Online Survey Report

Aggregate Report of Quantitative Data


Tell us about yourself.

Figure 1: Are you a...Select all that apply.


Figure 2: Are you a parent with school aged children?



Figures 3 and 4: Surveys by Postal District



Figure 5: If you are a parent with school aged children, how many of the children living in your home are in each grade range?


Figure 6: If you are a parent with school aged children or a student attending school, what school type are you / your child(ren) currently enrolled in? Select all that apply.


Figure 7: If you are a parent with school aged children, does your child have special needs or accessibility requirements?


Figure 8: If you are a student attending school, do you have special needs or accessibility requirements?


Figure 9: We know that parents are children’s primary educators. To support the education process, what would you be willing to do?


Figure 10: Do you participate in parent-teacher nights at your children's school?



Figure 11: Are you willing to do a consultation like this about Ontario's education system every 5 years or so?



Figure 12: The Ontario College of Teachers has been regulating the teaching profession in Ontario since 1997, including conducting investigations and communicating with the public on behalf of the teaching profession. Before taking this survey, were you aware of the Ontario College of Teachers?



Figure 13: How important is it to you that the Ontario College of Teachers exists?


Figure 14: Ontario needs to improve student achievement in math. Where should we focus?


Figure 15: Are you spending your own time to help your children learn math outside the classroom?

Figure 16: If you are, how much time are you spending to help your children learn math outside the classroom?




Figure 17: Are you spending your own money to help your children learn math outside the classroom?

Figure 18: If you are, how much money are you spending to help your children learn math outside the classroom?

Figure 19: Are Ontario’s schools doing enough to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines in elementary school?


Figure 20: What math skills are current students most lacking?


Figure 21: How will you know a student has the needed math fundamentals? Select all that apply.


Figure 22: At what level should students start learning about the following subjects?


Figure 23: How important is it that schools teach each of these job and life skills?


Figure 24: Do you believe schools are doing enough to promote the skilled trades/apprenticeship opportunities?


Figure 25: Do parents and students have enough information about job availability and rates of pay when choosing between post-secondary options like college, trades/apprenticeships, or university?


Figure 26: Ontario needs more skilled tradespeople. One option is to allow young people to begin apprenticeships and training earlier. Would you support this approach?


Figure 27: At what age should young people begin apprenticeship and training?


Standardized testing in Ontario is done by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) in:

  • Grades 3 and 6 (reading, writing and math)
  • Grade 9 (math)
  • Grade 10 (literacy)

School-by-school EQAO results are made public on the EQAO website.

Figure 28: How should EQAO assessments be administered?


Figure 29: When should standardized testing take place?


Figure 30: What subjects should be the focus of standardized testing in Ontario? Select all that apply.


Figure 31: Which of the following statements best describes your views about EQAO testing?


Canada’s Task Force on Financial Literacy identified that “financial literacy means having the knowledge, skills and confidence to make responsible financial decisions at any stage of your life.”

Figure 32: How well is the current education system teaching students about the following life skills?


Figure 33: When should cell phones be banned in schools?


Figure 34: Ontario parents voted for consultation on the province’s Health and Physical Education curriculum. Which of the following topics should be covered in a revised Health and Physical Education curriculum? Please select all that apply.


Figure 35: At what age should the following topics be first introduced?


Figure 36: How much do you trust these sources of information on sexual health for students?


Figure 37: Are the following topics being effectively taught through the Health and Physical Education curriculum?


Figure 38: Recreational cannabis use is legal in Ontario for ages 19+ as of October 17, 2018. Do you think students should learn about cannabis laws, safe cannabis use, and the risks of cannabis use?


Figure 39: At what age should students learn about cannabis laws, safe cannabis use, and the risks of cannabis use?


Figure 40: Do you believe the curriculum teaches enough about the risks of alcohol consumption?