2013 What's Worth Knowing: Educating for Responsible Citizenship Symposium

The 2013 What’s Worth Knowing: Educating for Responsible Citizenship Symposium was held on May 13, 2013 in Toronto at the Central YMCA. This event brought together over 125 senior decision makers in the government, business, education, and community sectors, as well as educators and students from across Canada. Symposium participants addressed the role their sector plays in changing formal education to foster responsible citizenship, and assisted in recommendations for collaborative change.

LSF’s latest youth-designed project, The Our Canada Project, was also launched at this event. The Our Canada Project is an innovative platform for all Canadians to engage in conversations about the future and share their visions for a sustainble Canada, and actions of responsible citizenship.

The full report of the What's Worth Knowing:Educating for Responsible Citizenship Symposium will be available for download shortly. For more photos, please visit out Facebook page.


Symposium Participants watch LSF's new video


Minister Michael Coteau gives the opening Keynote Address


Student panelists from the CELP and Headwaters Program in Guelph, Ontario


Breakout Group discussions on Responsible Citizenship


Charles Hopkins, UNESCO Chair in Reorienting Teacher Education to address Sustainability, presents


The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, addresses Symposium participants

The What's Worth Knowing: Educating for Responsible Citizenship Symposium builds on the Ready or Not? Preparing Youth for 21st Century Citizenship round table discussions hosted by LSF and Deloitte in spring of 2012, as well as the youth round table held in October 2012. Ms. Pamela Schwartzberg, Executive Director of LSF, presented on the round table findings to Symposium guests.

Thank you to our Sponsors for making this event possible: RBC, HP, Deloitte, 3M, Xstrata, and Suncor.

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