People for Education


Founded in 1996, People for Education is an independent organization working to support public education in Ontario’s English, Catholic and French schools by combining scientific research with parent and teacher consultation in order to represent the “public voice” on education to government and the media. In 2013, People for Education introduced “Measuring What Matters,” an initiative that identified five dimensions of student success: creativity, citizenship, social-emotional skills, physical and mental health, and quality learning environments.

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Having established citizenship, creativity, social-emotional skills and physical/mental health as critical student outcomes and therefore factors in school performance, People for Education and its partners are developing manageable and reliable ways for schools to monitor and improve their performance in these areas. A Social Innovation Fund grant will support People for Education’s public and stakeholder engagement in the Measuring What Matters initiative, developing and implementing online and face-to-face methods to help ensure that actions are well informed, supported by people in schools and school districts, and relevant to current needs and opportunities.




  • 2015-2016
  • $ 180,000
  • Funding Type: Past Initiatives
  • Initiatives: Social Innovation Fund