Does Canada Have the Education Systems it Needs to Meet the Economic and Societal Challenges of the Future?

Ottawa, February 2013 – Highlights of Task Force Final Presentations

Future Tense: Adapting Canadian Education Systems for the 21St Century

Real Accountability or an Illusion of Success? A Call to Review Standardized Testing in Ontario

Who Cares About Young Carers? Raising Awareness for an Invisible Population

Vancouver, November 2012

Teaching Questions Not Answers: Adapting Canada’s Education System for the 21st Century


  • Rod Allen
    Superintendent of the Learning Division, BC Ministry of Education
  • Roland Case
    Executive Director, Critical Thinking Consortium
  • Kelda Logan
    Vice Principal, Gulf Islands Secondary School

Standardized Testing in Canada: Real Accountability or an Illusion of Success?


  • Peter Cowley
    Senior Vice President Operations and Director of School Performance Studies, The Fraser Institute
  • April Lowe
    Grade 3 Teacher, Garibaldi Highlands Elementary School
  • Joel Westheimer
    Professor and University Research Chair, Sociology of Education, University of Ottawa

Who Cares About Young Caregivers? A Public Dialogue on Children’s Rights and Education


  • Jeremy Berland
    Deputy Representative, BC Office of Representation for Children & Youth
  • Grant Charles
    Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of British Columbia
  • Caroline Krause
    Member of the National Panel, First Nation Elementary and Secondary Education

Haida Gwaii, September 2012

Economic Development Policy Team Presentation

Environmental Governance Policy Team Presentation

Self Governance Policy Team Presentation