Two New Additions at Laidlaw Foundation

Posted: May 15th, 2015 at 10:05am
Please join us in welcoming the newest  addition to Ana's family -- Matthew was the loveliest  gift for Mother's Day!  Ana will be on maternity leave until the New Year.  We also welcome our newest team member, Betul Keles.  Betul comes to us with international experience in community development and education and a recent Masters in Early... Read more >

Laidlaw Foundation Funds People for Education Report on Streaming in Ontario High Schools

Posted: April 13th, 2015 at 10:04am
A new People for Education report outlines evidence of disadvantage created by streaming grade 8 students into applied or academic courses.  It examines the gap between Ontario's stated policy regarding student's choices in high school and the reality on the ground.  Should grade 8 students be required to make decisions that have such important... Read more >

Talking Back Against Rape Culture

Posted: April 8th, 2015 at 02:04pm
On March 5th, 2015 Ontario Premiere Kathleen Wynne announced her new sexual violence and harassment plan.  On April 25th, 2015 the Foundation will host a panel discussion on how young people and grassroots communities are working to transform rape culture into consent culture. Join some of our grantees and stakeholders for a powerful event that... Read more >

Artdata Has Launched!

Posted: February 19th, 2015 at 11:02am
In early 2013 the Laidlaw Foundation worked with two of its grantees - Manifesto and ArtReach Toronto - to develop a pilot project that delved into the realm of data visualization in order to promote the work of young artist and to show the impact that these young people were having on their communities.  Information was culled from... Read more >

Schools Matter

Posted: February 9th, 2015 at 12:02pm
What is an ‘under-used’ space? And does a school feel underused or unnecessary to the students, parents, teachers, and communities that bring these spaces to life?  At a time where the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is considering the closure of 60 schools in Toronto, mostly located in communities that the TDSB has identified by its own... Read more >
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