Vancouver Writers' Exchange
The Writers' Exchange is a community that supports under-resourced kids and youth to build their confidence and get them excited about reading, writing and their own potential. Their programs are kid-driven and offer a safe space to connect with adult role models, enjoy creative literacy, and build social-emotional competencies.
Our partnership supports programs for youth in transition between elementary and high school, supporting forty-five children in grade six and seven, and forty-five youth in high school in Metro Vancouver.
MusiCounts believes in the power of music education to lift, inspire and support children throughout their education journey. Their work is focused on building accessible and sustainable music programs for in-need schools and communities across Canada. Through our partnership, we have two awards available.
Established in 2005, The MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award, recognizes and honours exceptional Canadian music teachers across Canada. These teachers strive to preserve the livelihood of music education in their schools and communities.
The MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award (MIMAA) recognizes individuals who have had an extraordinary impact on education and the charity over the course of its history.
Wordswell is a non-profit organization dedicated to the generation and application of knowledge that enables young people to seek a pattern of life coherent in its material, intellectual and moral dimensions. Wordswell approach aim in a mode of learning through participatory action research. Their programs offer an approach to learning that seek to empower participants to act as protagonists of change in their families and community.
We are proud to support the Wellspring program, located in the upper Don Mills in Toronto. Wellspring offers an integrated tutorial programming to 25 participants of middle school, high school, and post-secondary. Many of the youth participating in this program are from lower-income families or newcomers to Canada and are the first in their families to attend higher education.
Career Trek is a charity that helps young people discover the importance of education and career development by providing career-oriented programming to ignite participants’ passion for learning and inspire them to recognize their own potential.
Since 2014, the CST Foundation has partnered with Career Trek to support educators, families, and community partners through hands-on, career-oriented programming and scholarships for students.
Terra is non-profit organization that provides supports and services that empower teen parents to succeed. Terra offers a multi-faceted, comprehensive approach to helping young parents and their children reach their full potential.
Their programs include: Family Outreach, Services for Young Dads, Housing Partnerships, Literacy, Mental Health Support Services, Youth Leadership, as a way to build stronger futures for generations to come.
Through our partnership, Terra is able to provide programs and services that focus on helping parenting teens access post-secondary education.
Leadership Lab at Toronto Metropolitan University
The Leadership Lab is an action-oriented think-tank based at Toronto Metropolitan University that develops leaders and solutions to make progress on our most pressing civic challenges.
In line with the university’s mission and strong focus on equity, the Leadership Lab stewards a coalition of diverse organizations, community groups, parents, students, educators and individuals who share the common goal of effectively ending the practice of academic streaming in Ontario schools.
The group is called the Coalition for Alternatives to Streaming in Education (CASE) and its mandate is to ensure that all students in Ontario have equitable access and opportunities to achieve their academic and career aspirations. Our partnership supports the Education Pathways Planning Program: A capacity strengthening series for Hamilton students and families on academic streaming and pathway planning.
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We are looking to build relationships with organizations who are interested in building a collaborative partnership where we can make progress towards a common goal; a Canada where all learners receive the support that they need to realize their full potential.