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YAAACE Symposium

Updated: Mar 10

As part of the knowledge mobilization and symposium event for the research project titled “Closing the Opportunity Gap for Racialized and Under-Resourced Communities through the Community School Initiative,” we had a discussion with different panelists on building resilient communities by addressing the social determinants of learning.

The morning of the symposium, we launched the executive summary, findings, and recommendations from the research project led by Dr. Ardavan Eizadirad from the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University. Panels with community members, students of the program, and the ministry and academia were held throughout the day. From these various perspectives, we discussed different aspects of community programming and how to mobilize to advance more equitable and socially just educational practices during and post pandemic.

Check out the YouTube videos below for the full highlights from the morning and afternoon sessions of the symposium.


Morning Session Highlights | Opening Remarks and Launch of the Report


Afternoon Session Highlights | Students and Parents Panel, and Leadership Panel


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