Ten TLDSB schools were chosen for SpeakUp project grants during the 2016-17 school year.  SpeakUp Projects are part of the Ministry of Education’s Student Voice strategy. Student Voice aims to promote student engagement and success in Ontario’s schools by listening to and learning from students.

Student Voice supports students in sharing ideas and collaborating with others to shape their education experience. SpeakUp Projects grants of up to $1,000 or up to $2,500 are available to help students lead projects that make a difference in their schools.

SpeakUp Projects also support the government’s renewed vision for education, Achieving Excellence by encouraging students to focus their project ideas on the core goals for education:

  • achieving excellence
  • promoting well-being
  • ensuring equity.

SpeakUp Projects can take many different forms, including starting a club, hosting an assembly or opening a school garden. Students in grades 7-12 at publicly funded schools are encouraged to develop project ideas with the potential to have a lasting impact on their school community. The following are a list of the projects, congratulations to all of our recipients.

Project Title

School Name

Final Funding

Celebrating Central 2016 / 2017

Central Sr S

$1,000

Seeing the Beauty in Ourselves

Central Sr S

$1,000

Music and the Community or Culture Where it was Created

Gravenhurst PS

$1,000

Love the skin you’re in

Gravenhurst PS

$1,500

Be Our Ally: GSA reach out through drama

Huntsville HS

$1,000

Empowering Girls to Find Their Voice at HHS

Huntsville HS

$2,500

Feed all Four

Huntsville PS

$700

The Jack Callaghan P.S Cooking Club

Jack Callaghan PS

$1,000

Be Kind to Your Mind Through Meditation and Yoga

Langton PS

$1,000

Creating a calming centre/wellness room within the school.

AETC

$1,000

Total Funding

$11,700