Links for Parents

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Interacting with Schools

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The Ontario Curriculum

  • GED Testing
    Application forms, test schedules and resources to help adults who did not finish high school, but through the acquisition of skills and experience may now earn the Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate.

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All About EQAO

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Help Your Child Learn

  • Canada Science and Technology Museum – Kids' Zone
    Activities, articles and interactive features like the Inventions Gallery, where kids can submit their own inventions to be showcased online.
  • The Canadian Atlas Online
    State-of-the-art interactive atlas from The Royal Canadian Geographical Society.
  • Canadian Children's Museum
    Interactive online features complement the museum's collection.
  • Canadian Museum of Nature
    Online movies, games, facts and features about the natural world we live in.
  • Career Matters
    All about high school requirements and options. Covers Ontario English high school course descriptions, codes, and their pre-requisites; information on alternatives like co-op, summer school, and apprenticeships, plus a Student Planner tool.
  • Civilization.ca
    Centralized website for the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Canadian Children's Museum, the Canadian Museum, the Canadian War Museum and the Virtual Museum of New France. Feature-rich site also offers special areas for Student and Educator Resources.
  • Ecokids
    Canada's interactive environmental web site for students of all ages.
  • e-Learning Ontario
    e-Learning Ontario is developing an e-learning strategy to provide all students in the province with access to high-quality courses and resources through emerging information and communication technologies.
  • Nature Challenge for Kids—Teachers/Parents pages
    Information and resources for David Suzuki's "Nature Challenge" program as tailored for youngsters.
  • TVOKids
    TVOKids' range of educational projects (Homework Zone). Activities grouped by topic and age level, plus links to books, articles and other parenting resources.
  • TVOparents
    Tvoparents is your one-stop, online destination for tips on how you can use TVOKids, and their resources to enhance your child's learning at home and a peek at what goes on in your child's school, and how you can help to optimise their time there.
  • Virtual Museum of Canada
    A broad collection of online exhibits, images, events and activities celebrating the stories and treasures that have come to define Canada over the centuries.

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Distance Education

  • Avon Maitland Distance Education Centre
    The Avon Maitland Distance Education Centre offers a wide selection of Ontario Secondary School Credits online, as well as an Online Cooperative Education program.
  • Contact North
    Ontario's most extensive distance education network, Contact North is used by secondary schools, colleges, and universities to provide residents of Northern Ontario access to courses at more than 150 sites.
  • e-Learning Ontario
    e-Learning Ontario is developing an e-learning strategy to provide all students in the province with access to high-quality courses and resources through emerging information and communication technologies.
  • EduWeb
    The McCord Museum of Canadian History introduces EduWeb, its new on-line educational program. EduWeb is accessible free of charge and presents diverse ways of using Web resources in secondary-level history classes.
  • Independent Learning Centre
    As part of TVOntario, the Independent Learning Centre (ILC) provides a wide range of distance education courses that allow adults to earn secondary school diploma credits, upgrade their basic skills, or study for personal development. The General Educational Development (GED) testing program is also available.
  • Open School Distance Education Website
    From the British Columbia's Open School, this site contains the Distance Education Guidebook and other information about courses and programs of study for correspondence students. The courses are available to non-B.C. residents.
  • Virtual Learning Centre
    The Trillium Lakelands District School Board provides an education for the dot.com generation on a wide variety of Ontario Secondary School Credit Courses.

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Other Parenting Links

  • Canada's Guide to Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
    This Government of Canada guide promotes the benefits of healthy eating, regular physical activity and healthy weights and shows you how to manage them so you can maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Canada's Physical Activity Guides for Children and Youth
    Here you'll find guides and other resources (including magazines for children and youth) developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada.
  • Children's Health
    Features on health matters including weight, nutrition and specific health conditions from the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport.
  • Canadian Health Network
    Information to help you prevent disease and make healthy choices for yourself and your family, from the Public Health Agency of Canada.
  • EatRight Ontario
    Information, guidance, support and tools from the Ministry of Health.
  • Immunization information from the Ministry of Health: Immunization Fact Sheets
  • www.ontario.ca/ezone
    The Ontario Ministry of the Environment developed this site with the three-fold goal of: Educating children on the challenges facing our planet; Encouraging further independent exploration of environmental issues; and Motivating young people to be mindful of the impacts their actions have on the environment, and to choose actions that will help protect the planet.
  • The Learning Partnership
    A not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing together business, education, government, labour, policy makers and the community to develop partnerships that strengthen public education in Canada. Offer a range of programs.
  • www.obviously.ca
    obviously.ca is the brainchild of a group of 20-something-year-old Ontario government employees. The purpose of the site is to bring you up to speed on environmental issues, and to give you a slew of answers to the age-old "What can I do?" question.
  • Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth
    Listens, problem solves, mediates complaints, negotiates with service providers or government officials, networks with the community and intercedes on behalf of children, youth or young adults when they cannot speak for themselves.
  • Ontario School Counsellors' Association
    Help on such important youth issues as bullying, eating disorders, drugs, alcohol and tobacco.
  • Ontario Women's Directorate
    Wide range of information useful for parents of girls.
  • Parent's Advocacy in the School
    The purpose of this organization is to assist parents in getting the education they want for their children with special needs.
  • Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
    Information on child protection from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.
  • Safety Information For Children
    Information for kids, parents and caregivers from Transport Canada.
  • Special Needs
    Links to information and resources for parents and caregivers of children with special needs. Maintained by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

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