The non-profit Transitions Canada Coalition is a platform for collaboration among education ecosystem stakeholders to identify, enhance, test, and scale transformative innovations to better prepare students to  transition from school to success in life and 21st-century careers

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WHY IS THE TRANSITIONS CANADA COALITION NEEDED?

The TCC premise is that we need our best minds across the country focused together on a handful of truly transformative initiatives that:

  • benefit and fully engage students everywhere in deep, lasting learning

  • make the work of educators less stressful, more effective, and more fulfilling

  • can be ‘branded’ as jurisdictions see fit and scaled to schools on a pan-Canadian basis

  • do not require additional financial or human resources from provincial and territorial governments.

  • Provide inspiring models for students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community partners of how we can further shift from disseminating and testing age-based, prescribed knowledge to more personalized, project-based learning approaches that guide students to discover for themselves what they need to learn.    

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WHY IS THE TRANSITIONS CANADA COALITION NEEDED?

The TCC premise is that we need our best minds across the country focused together on a handful of truly transformative initiatives that:

  • benefit and fully engage students everywhere in deep, lasting learning

  • make the work of educators less stressful, more effective, and more fulfilling

  • can be ‘branded’ as jurisdictions see fit and scaled to schools on a pan-Canadian basis

  • do not require additional financial or human resources from provincial and territorial governments.

  • Provide inspiring models for students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community partners of how we can further shift from disseminating and testing age-based, prescribed knowledge to more personalized, project-based learning approaches that guide students to discover for themselves what they need to learn.    

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WHO MAKES UP THE EXECUTIVE TEAM FOR TRANSITIONS CANADA COALITION? 

The TCC Team will be located at the Memramcook Institute in New Brunswick. This time-honored educational landmark has produced many government and industry leaders, including former Canadian Governor General Romeo LeBlanc. It also housed the National Life/Work Centre from 1994 to 2012. The TCC Team will organize meetings and travel, provide meeting and accommodation facilities, warehousing, inventory control, shipping and distribution, order processing, financial accounting, customer support, training of trainers, and more.

PHIL JARVIS

President

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MARK JAILLET

Founding Member

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WHAT IS THE PAN-CANADIAN ADVISORY GROUP?

To oversee all aspects of Transitions IDP, TCC will convene and empower a voluntary Pan-Canadian Advisory Group (P-CAG). The organizations listed below will be invited to designate a representative to join the P-CAG, and may suggest others.

  • Employment and Social Development Canada and other YESS federal partners

  • Provincial and Territorial Ministries of Education and Advanced Education/Labour

  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit representation

  • Future Skills Centre

  • Business Council of Canada 

  • Canadian Chamber of Commerce

  • Junior Achievement Canada

  • Prime Minister’s Youth Council

  • Canadian Council for Career Development

  • Colleges and Institutes Canada

  • Information and Communications Technology Council

  • Labour Market Information Council

  • Skills Canada

  • Canadian Apprenticeship Forum

  • Canadian Foundation for Economic Education

The P-CAG will be expected to undertake the following as part of our proof-of-concept project, the Transitions Interactive Digital Platform:

  • Become familiar with the Saskatoon Industry Education Council’s (SIEC) Relevance 2019

  • Participate in an in-person P-CAG meeting with suggestions for enhancements that could increase the magazine’s value and impact for their diverse constituents 

  • Agree with fellow P-CAG members on the name, themes, content, format (online and print?) and detailed specifications for a Pan-Canadian edition of the magazine that Transitions Canada will develop in partnership with SIEC for Canada Career Month, November 2019. 

  • Transitions Canada and SIEC hope to partner with the Labour Market Information Council Secretariat to develop an interactive dashboad with LMI on 200 or more occupations. It is further hoped some provinces and territories will choose to populate this template with local LMI, programs and organizational contacts. 

  • All project partners will help to find inspiring stories of real young Canadians to illustrate agreed themes and messages. 

  • In concert with SIEC, Transitions Canada will contract with writing, editorial, design interactive website and printing talent required to deliver to the specifications agreed by P-CAG. 

  • Transitions Canada will develop a Teachers Guide and a Parents Guide as well as a Poster and Advance Order Form to be distributed in August-September to promote the magazine and gauge print volumes (if needed). Project partners will provide their mailing lists to Transitions Canada or distribute these themselves.