Youth-led conversation on policing in Peel – August 6

During a teletown hall hosted by Peel Regional Police in June, a live poll indicated that 73% of respondents wanted the police to take a proactive approach with youth interactions. What does “proactive” mean and what percentage of those asked were part of the youth community? To give youth voices a platform, you are invited […]

Grade 9 streaming and early years suspensions to end

The Ministry of Education has made major changes to the education system. Starting in September 2021, the province plans to end academic streaming in Grade 9, beginning with math courses. A bill has also been introduced to ban suspensions for students in Grade 3 or younger for “non-serious offences.” If passed, the bill could come into […]

Government offers new grant for student volunteers

This morning Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced details about the Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG). Post-secondary students and recent graduates are eligible to receive money towards their tuition, based on the number of hours they volunteer between June 25 and October 31, 2020. These details and more can all be found on the new I […]

Free virtual summer STEM program for middle school students

Sparkin’ STEM is a local student-run non-profit in Brampton that provides hands-on, STEM learning opportunities for middle school students. Each year, they host a large conference for participants to learn about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in a fun and engaging way. Due to the pandemic, the group has shifted focus to free virtual programs […]