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Regional Student Forums

Why is the Ministry hosting regional student forums?

We want to hear your perspectives and ideas about your education. Connect with other students to talk about your ideas. Be a champion for Student Voice in your school!

What is involved in a regional student forum?

As a student in grades 7 to 12, you may be invited to participate in these forums. The forum is a one-day consultation with other students from across the region.

A variety of education topics will be discussed. Every year the Minister's Student Advisory Council suggests topics for the regional forums. The information shared at the forum will be shared with the ministry and the Minister of Education.

When will these regional student forums be held?

Regional student forums will be organized throughout the school year. You will meet other students, exchange ideas and work together to make positive changes at your schools.

How can I participate in a regional student forum?

A different group of students will be invited to participate in each forum to ensure diversity and various perspectives from students across the province.

Please talk to your Student Success Teacher if you are interested in getting involved in a forum and share this with those you think would also be interested.

If you are not sure who your Student Success Teacher is, please talk to your principal.

Can I start a forum at my school?
Yes! There are resources to help you do this. You can now order SpeakUp in a Box which contains everything you need to run a student-led forum for 30 participants at your school.

Past Forums

2012

  • February 22 & 23 – Toronto Students as Researchers Conference
  • October 15 – Barrie
  • October 18 – Longford Mills, Ontario Educational Leadership Centre
  • October 29 – Dryden
  • October 30 – Guelph
  • October 30 – London
  • October 31 – North Bay
  • November 13 – Timmins
  • November14 – Toronto
  • November 19 – Windsor
  • November 21 – Ottawa
  • November 22 – Belleville

2011

  • February 23 – Barrie
  • March 3 – Sault Ste. Marie
  • March 21 – Toronto
  • March 28 – Renfrew
  • March 29 – Hamilton
  • April 19 – Hanover
  • April 20 – Burlington
  • May 18 – Ottawa

2010

  • February 26 – London
  • February 26 – Ottawa
  • February 26 – Sudbury
  • February 26 – Thunder Bay
  • February 26 – Toronto

2009

  • November 19 – Collingwood
  • November 19 – Markham
  • May 29 – Fort Frances
  • May 27 – Hamilton
  • May 26 – Waterloo
  • May 21 – Chatham
  • May 20 – London
  • May 19 – Sudbury
  • May 15 – Toronto (Grades 7 & 8)
  • May 15 – Kingston
  • May 4 – Toronto
  • May 1 – Thunder Bay
  • April 28 – Ottawa
  • April 28 - Timmins (French)
  • April 28 – Burlington (French)
  • April 27 – Chatham (French)
  • April 23 – Timmins
  • April 22 – North Bay
  • April 17 – Sault Ste. Marie
  • April 16 – Guelph
  • April 15 – Mississauga
  • April 14 – Sudbury (French)

2008

  • November 13 – Collingwood
  • November 25 – Ajax

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