ON and Teach for Canada partner on teacher recruitment

March 11, 2015

Ontario has partnered with Teach For Canada on an initiative that will recruit teachers to work in rural and remote communities across northern ON. Teach For Canada is a non-profit organization that works with schools to recruit, prepare, and retain teachers in rural communities, providing training, support, and cultural awareness. The project has 3 goals: “cultivate a new generation of teacher-leaders with a passion for teaching in northern and Aboriginal communities, develop northern Ontario as a hub for rural teacher training, and create well-educated, highly-skilled, and stable communities that are poised for economic growth.” Aboriginal leaders, community members, and students in northern ON will develop criteria for the selected teachers, who will participate in a 4-week training program this summer before starting to teach in the fall. ON is providing $70,000 to the project, through the Rural Economic Development Program. Ontario News Release | Metro News | Teach For Canada News Release