Learning & Education 2014

  1. Introduction to Learning and Education

    An optimal environment for learning for all Niagara residents is essential to the success of our community. Opportunities, programs and services designed for people to be lifelong learners contribute to Niagara’s continued growth and prosperity. Things We Are Doing Well Ontario Early Years Centres (OEYCs), and Parenting and Family Literacy...
  2. Composite Learning Index and EQAO Scores

    Composite Learning Index The Canadian Council on Learning provides a Composite Learning Index (CLI – Learning to Know; Do; Live Together; and Be) as a measure of learning across 4,700 Canadian cities. The CLI compares progress at the local and national levels. It was offered from 2005 to 2010, and...
  3. Early Years Learning

    (Note: this information is also referred to in the “People Getting Started in the Niagara Community” Sector of this report, as it relates to people starting out as infants and children in Niagara.) Ontario Early Years Centres (OEYC’s), Family Resource Centres, Family Resource Programs and Parent and Family Literacy Centres...
  4. Levels of Education Attainment

    Secondary School Completion Rates Ontario’s Provincial Goal for secondary school graduation rates is 85%. Community Literacy of Ontario cites “20 Reasons Why Ontario’s Literacy and Basic Skills Programs Matter”. Reason # 12 refers to “Literacy and YOUTH”: “The high school graduation rate in Ontario has increased from 68% in 2003–2004 to...
  5. Literacy Levels and Literacy Training

    The Canadian Literacy and Learning Network State of the Literacy and Essential Skills Field (2012) environmental scan describes Literacy in the following way: Literacy is more than decoding words or recognizing symbols. It is the ability to use written and numerical information in order to do everyday tasks at home,...
  6. School Enrolment Trends and Presence of International Students

    Elementary and Secondary school enrolment numbers are declining Ontario-wide, and in Niagara. The following Statistics Canada table shows the significant downward trend in publicly-funded school enrolment by province, beginning in 2001. Percentage Change in Enrolments (Headcounts) Between 2001/2002 and 2007/2008, Canada, Provinces and Territories Source: Statistics Canada Retrieved From: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/81-595-m/2010083/c-g/c-g1.1-eng.htm...
  7. Technology Use and Its Influence on Education and Learning

    Canadians’ Monthly Internet Use The 2014 Factbook of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) reports: Canada is one of the most ‘wired’ countries in the world. In 2013, nearly 87% of Canadian households were connected to the Internet, up from 80% in 2010. This ranks Canada 16th globally in terms...
  8. Student Mental Wellness

    Holistic Wellness Initiative for Post-Secondary Students in Niagara Brock and Niagara College received $377,964 from the Ontario Ministry of Colleges, Training and Universities to develop an online portal and face-to-face information sessions designed to address the mental health and addictions concerns of post-secondary students in Niagara. The Holistic Wellness Initiative...