I have really enjoyed having dynamic artists, authors and drama presenters teach my students over the years! They truly are enriching experiences for both myself and my students! Whoop whoop!

Kim Littleton

South Perth PS

We greatly appreciate having so many fully funded programs available to our school. thanks for all you do for kids and learning!

Betty Beer Vanrooy

(former) Principal – Bluewater Coast ES

It was a fabulous workshop, and I would do it again in a second. We have been extremely lucky to benefit from many of the Foundations workshops over the years, and I am so grateful. Your artists are amazing.

Daphne Livingston

Central Perth

This has definitely been a learning adventure that I would never have been on without the support of the Foundation.  You guys make wonderful things possible for the children of this area.  Keep up the amazing work.

Teresa Becker

Parent and co-lead of the Maitland River | FE Madill Building Bridges Community campaign

Thanks for your inspirational presentation. Not only was I very proud, but I also learned a lot. Thanks for giving your time to make the first Ignite Parents event such a success.

Ted Doherty

(former) Director of Education – Avon Maitland District School Board
Re: IGNITE Parents Presentation

I wanted to congratulate you on the great video marketing the SHSMs.

Gemma Mendez-Smith

Executive Director – Four County Labour Market Planning Board
Re: Foundation video ‘Intro to Specialist High Skills Major’

The video clip is great… and it linked me to some of your other clips that I didn’t even know existed. Thanks for capturing and promoting the importance of community partnerships, and for your work to enrich the lives of our learners.

Betty Beer Vanrooy

Principal, Zurich Public School
Re: ‘School-Corporation’ Webisode

Good program. The students said it was ‘awesome’ and ‘epic’.

Heather Eckert

Howick Central P.S.
Re: ART | LIFE music workshop with Willem Moolenbeek

I wanted to thank you for all your assistance in arranging Green Jobs presentations in the schools. I know that the impact of my work has a further reach because of your support.

Heather McClinchey

Communications Outreach Coordinator
Midwestern Ontario Regional Green Jobs Strategy

…An extremely talented and insightful presentation for our students… We were in the presence of a musical genius and the staff and students enjoyed it very much.

Marlene Thornton

Grade 1/2
Zurich Public School
Re: ART | LIFE workshop ‘Intro to Opera with the Aldeburgh Connection’

We are so happy just to have been apart of it!

Vicki Leddy

Clinton P.S.
Re: ART | LIFE Workshops ‘Kids & Creators’ Video

I just wanted to thank you and the Foundation for the great fundraising event on Saturday evening! We had a lot of fun and I think the evening went very well – $28,000 is fantastic for our students. Thanks too for your great leadership of the Foundation – I’m really enjoying your “Foundfilms” that really focus on the difference the Foundation is making in our schools and encouraging community partnerships to benefit our students.

Randy Wagler

AMDSB Chair, Trustee – Southwest Huron
Re: Foundation’s Gala Auction

I appreciate your time and expertise in designing a conference that was relevant, engaging and topical…A conference like this is not possible without the participation of dynamic engaged individuals like you. I am very appreciative of your personal contribution to initiating the first Executive Director focused session and discussion. Thank you and the Foundation for Education for your support of the Passport to Prosperity 2011 Fall Forum

Sherryl Petricivic

Executive Director
Ontario Business Education Partnership
Re: The Foundation’s Executive Director’s leadership at OBEP’s provincial forum

Great job on the video that was something I wanted to achieve for a very long time as it is such an opportunity to educate donors as to where their money really goes. Thanks to you!
Overall I felt the evening went really well and not a single one of us missed having entertainment!!

Laurie Nuhn

Re: Gala Auction and ART | LIFE ‘Kids & Creators’ video

Thank you so much for your support in the past. We are very lucky to have other organizations making connections to the community for our students.

Liz Yundt

Co-op Teacher, St. Michael’s Catholic Secondary School

I just wanted to thank you again for all of your support, and generous offer to continue working with me on this project.
Together we are going to accomplish great things . . .

Leigh Cassell

Teacher and Founder of the digital Human Library

The workshop was excellent and beyond expectations. The material and other components strongly adhered to and enhanced the curriculum.

Pat Froud

Re: ART | LIFE music artist Willem Molenbeek

We received your cheque in our courier today …. THANK YOU for supporting our Silver Birch Reading Program here at Anne Hathaway … the students love reading these exciting, Canadian-author books!!

Cathy Heinbuch

TRA (Technical Resource Assistant)
Anne Hathaway P.S.
Re: The Foundation’s ‘Canadian Reading Fund’

Last week the grade eight class at Zurich Public School had the opportunity to experience activities that show how an actor can apply physical techniques to help create characters that are believable and engaging on stage. The Foundation for Education sponsored this workshop. Geoffrey Armour was our most enthusiastic instructor. Some of the student comments were, “Very entertaining’, “I learned a lot”, “Very inclusive – everyone was engaged”, “Very helpful for the part I have in our coming production of Alice”, “It wasn’t boring – it really taught you something”.

Aerin Martin

Natalie Miller

Zurich P S
Re: ART | LIFE ‘Theatre Movement’ workshop

Wow! The workshop covered many expectations. It was interesting and engaging and the students loved it. Thank you Foundation.

Sharri MacDonald

Hensall Public School
Re: ART | LIFE workshop

It was so great and the students loved it!

Shannon Nelson

Colborne Central
Re: ART | LIFE workshop

I am thrilled that the Foundation for Education can help to subsidize this trip for the grade 9 applied students. I really appreciate your assistance in letting me know about the application process and continued communication about the status of the application.

Thank again for your support.

Sarah Fairley


I appreciate the opportunity for the Gr. 4 – 6 S.O.A.R.students to attend the Springfest Festival. The theatre arts productions will be an enriching experience for the students and the performances tie in well with our unit of study.
Thank you for providing this wonderful experience for my students from the out-of-school gifted withdrawal program.

Cindy Carlson

Teacher of the Gifted
Stratford Central Public School

Thank you so much for the generous funding. That injection will keep the students’ radio station going for 2 years – enough time to get other communities and funds on board.

Heather Durnin

Gr. 7/8 Turnberry Central PS

I didn’t have the chance to personally thank Liz and Cheryl so here goes…Thanks, Liz for putting together the application and all the support you give kids. Cheryl, I know this must be just a small part of your portfolio but the impact and influence it has on students lives is unmeasurable. Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful program.
Lastly, congrats to the advisory council. Your involvement on so many levels is appreciated more than you know. Great celebration!

Jeff Piro

Pathways Coordinator
SCWI, SHSM, Co-op, Tech
Avon Maitland District School Board
Re: Employer Champion Awards

An amazing performance! A wonderful opportunity for our students!

Nancy Roe

teacher – Blyth P.S.
Re: ART | LIFE workshop ‘Intro to Opera with the Aldeburgh Connection’

On behalf of the LDSS Math Department, I would like to thank you for your generous grant for our “When will we ever use this Math trip fund”. We have deposited the cheque and will formulate a plan to expose our classes (likely grade 11 College first and see from there) to ‘real-life’ occupations that use Mathematics regularly in our community! We are really pleased to be able to offer this to our students.

Joanna Braun

Dept Head Mathematics, LDSS

I just wanted to say a special thank you to the foundation for giving my students the opportunity to participate in the Aldeburg presentation. It was so nice to have the students view a professional performance without them having to pay to participate. The students really enjoyed the presentation and it was valuable for my vocal music class.

Paula Ortelli

SCSS Music


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