Extraordinary people and organizations across the country are championing the advancement of public education every day and young people, in numerous communities, are benefitting from these efforts. Such accomplishments are worthy of celebration.

This is why The Learning Partnership pays tribute each year to Champions of Public Education in Canada whose lifelong dedication, generosity and commitment have contributed to making our public education system one of the best in the world. Honourees at our Tribute Celebrations are inducted into The Learning Partnership’s Champions of Public Education Hall of Fame.

Since 1999, we have recognized over 70 inductees for their exemplary leadership and individual contributions to publicly funded education in Canada.


At Oasis Skateboard Factory (OSF), a publicly funded alternative school design program in the Toronto District School Board, skateboards are a way to experience success and earn high school credits. OSF teachers and community partners reengage students who had not previously experienced school success with a program that teaches them to design and build decks, create a brand that reflects their personal vision and to spray graphics with impact. They explore a range of curricular areas through high profile, public arts and entrepreneurship projects run in collaboration with professional mentors, earning a range of credits including English, Media, Business, Marketing, Arts, Design and Leadership. OSF students also become part of a hard-working team, building a successful business while succeeding in school and developing transferable creative and entrepreneurial skills.
Enriching the lives of their customers, colleagues and communities is at the heart of everything they do. TD wholeheartedly believes that everyone in society has an opportunity to succeed and through their support of organizations, like The Learning Partnership, TD has been able to have a profound and meaningful impact in driving greater inclusivity throughout communities across Canada. As a longtime supporter of education initiatives, TD believes a good education not only opens doors, but also contributes significantly to the long-term well-being of individuals, families and communities. With TD's support of the Welcome to Kindergarten program for 12 years, the organization has distributed over 2 million books to children across Canada, and continues to remain committed to driving enhanced access to education opportunities throughout communities across the country.

Partnership opportunities
To support The Learning Partnership, contact:

Michael Cooper
Director of Development and Government Relations