Speak Up

Student Voice

SpeakUp projects

SpeakUp about your project

As you get started with your project, think about ways to let people in your school and community know about what you're doing! You may want to talk about your project online. Talk to your teacher or principal about having an event and inviting your local media, MPP, friends, family and community members.

Here are more ideas to get you started:

When you're creating materials to showcase your project:

  • Highlight what it means for students, your school and your community.
  • Focus on the results you're hoping to achieve including strengthening belonging or improving achievement.
  • Use SPEAKUP icons and templates to encourage the student voice!

Other tips:

  • Tell us about the events that relate to your project by emailing studentengagement@ontario.ca.
  • If you have a project activity that you would like us to film, email us at SpeakUpProjects@ontario.ca. We try and film some projects each year, but we cannot accommodate all the requests we receive. Please give us a lot of lead time and provide as many details as you can about the event or activity.
  • Take pictures or videos of your events! These could help with any communications materials you create.
  • If you send us your photos, videos or PowerPoint presentations, we might profile your project on an Ontario government website! You'll need to include a short description about your project or event and use our consent form when taking videos and photos.
  • Remember to use SpeakUp icons.
  • Share the outcomes of your projects with students at your school.
  • Don't forget the consent forms! We'd love to showcase your fantastic projects, but we won't be able to post them on our website unless a consent form is completed for every person appearing in the photo(s) or video. This includes children and adults. Please remember to include original copies of all the consent forms you collect when you mail us your material. Send your material* to:

Student Voice
Ministry of Education
Student Success/Learning to 18
Strategic Implementation, Innovation and Support Branch
900 Bay Street, 4th Floor, Mowat Block
Toronto, ON M7A 1L2

* Please note: material sent to the ministry will not be returned.

Get your project noticed using SPEAKUP icons and templates!

See what icons are available and get some ideas about how to use them. SPEAKUP Style Sheet [PDF 1.26 MG]

You can download icon artwork (below) in black and white or colour. Buttons and banners are available in both positive and negative versions. The icons are hi-resolution jpegs that you can use as is, or decrease in size.

Colour Icons – click to download

Black and White Icons – click to download

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Here are some ideas for templates that you can use when doing your projects.

You can also make others as you need them. These are just ideas to get you started.