Speak Up

Student Voice


SpeakUp project applications are closed.
Thank you to everyone who applied.
We will let your school know the results in the new year.

SpeakUp projects

What are SpeakUp projects?

SpeakUp projects give students a chance to get involved in making their school a better place to learn. This is your chance to SpeakUp and take action on the issues that are important to you. Tell us your great idea for a project for a chance to receive a grant. You will lead your project with the support of your project team and an adult project facilitator.

Here are a few examples of SpeakUp projects. Students have:

  • Conducted a Students as Researchers project about the best ways to engage students in math class.
  • Learned about the benefits of locally produced food by growing vegetables and flowers in school gardens.
  • Hosted a full-day equity conference to engage students and promote equity in education.
  • Worked with a community partner to help a local soup kitchen re-open.
  • Organized a district-wide Aboriginal Festival bringing the Native community together.
  • Used technology to conduct research on a school-wide math project.
  • Mentored younger students about the importance of the safe use of social networks.
  • Written and performed a play to raise awareness about mental health and offer a message of hope: "You're not alone, there are people ready to help, and there are solutions".
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This is your chance to take action and create the changes you want to see in your school or community!

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