Welcome to the Foundation Online

Enoch Turner Schoolhouse

Photo© Ontario Heritage Trust

Welcome to the website of the Foundation whose mission it is to foster the memory of the oldest free school in Toronto and the man who was responsible for its existence, Enoch Turner.

Our mission is also to help the Ontario Heritage Trust to preserve the Schoolhouse in its original condition, so that it will continue to inspire thousands of visitors every year.

“Opening The Schoolhouse To All”

We want to thank everyone for your continued support in these trying times. Even though our panel series had to look different this time, we enjoyed every moment of it!

If you were unable to attend our four sessions please view the recordings by clicking below!

Session 1: The Promise of Equity: Race, Multiculturalism and Indigenous Education

Session 2: “Are We Moving Closer to Gender Equity in Education?”

Session 3: Doing the Right Thing: Disability, Autism and Special Education

Session 4: “Does Liberal Education Matter in the 21st Century?”

“Does Liberal Education Matter in the 21st Century?”

We are incredibly happy to share the fourth session in our four-part series: “Opening the Schoolhouse to All”.

If you were unable to join our ZOOM session “Does Liberal Education Matter in the 21st Century?” please CLICK HERE to access the recording and enjoy!

We are thankful to our panelists Lorna Marsden, Qiang Zha, Ian Milligan, and Paul Gooch for their insightful talks.

Special thank-you to Paul Axelrod for chairing the session and facilitating an engaging Q&A.

Doing The Right Thing: Disability, Autism and Special Education

We are incredibly happy to share the third session in our four-part series: “Opening the Schoolhouse to All”.

If you were unable to join our ZOOM session Doing The Right Thing: Disability, Autism and Special Education please CLICK HERE to access the recording and enjoy!

We are thankful to our panelists Jason Ellis, Gillain Parekh, Margaret Spoelstra and Victoria Freeman for their insightful talks.

Special thank-you to Sue Winton for chairing the session and facilitating an engaging Q&A.

“Are We Moving Closer to Gender Equity in Education?”

We are incredibly happy to share the second session in our four-part series: “Opening the Schoolhouse to All”.

If you were unable to join our ZOOM session “Are We Moving Closer to Gender Equity in Education?” please CLICK HERE to access the recording and enjoy!

We are thankful to our panelists Kathleen Wynne, Kristina Llewellyn, and Sachin Maharaj for their insightful talks.

Special thank-you to Jane Gaskell for chairing the session and facilitating an engaging Q&A.

The Promise of Equity: Race, Multiculturalism and Indigenous Education

We are incredibly happy to share the first session in our four-part series: “Opening the Schoolhouse to All”.

If you were unable to join our ZOOM session The Promise of Equity: Race, Multiculturalism and Indigenous Education please CLICK HERE to access the recording and enjoy!

We are thankful to our panelists Natasha Henry, Carl James, Ian Mosby, and Rob Vipond for their insightful talks.

Special thank-you to Funké Aledejebi for chairing the session and facilitating an engaging Q&A.

‘OPENING THE SCHOOLHOUSE TO ALL’

The Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Foundation is thrilled to announce a new series: 

‘OPENING THE SCHOOLHOUSE TO ALL’

FOUR STIMULATING TALKS, FREE TO THE PUBLIC

These topics will be taken up in a four-part ZOOM series beginning in November 2020 and will continue in January 2021. The sessions feature presentations and panel discussions on a range of important educational themes. The series, free of charge, and accessible online, is designed for a broad audience interested in the past, present and future of Canadian education. 

All sessions begin at 7 P.M.

For further information on each session please see the Program Brochure.

University/College professors and high school teachers may well want to encourage their students to register for one or more session(s) in the series. 

Registration for the first session is now closed! 

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Registration for the second session is now closed! 

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Registration for the third session is open! Click here to register. 

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Registration for the fourth session is open! Click here to register. 

OR

Feel free to send inquiries to info@enochturnerschoolhouse.ca 

Please Enjoy

We are so happy to share our Special Lecture: Remembering VE Day on video!

If you were not able to attend our ZOOM lecture by James Thompson, please CLICK HERE to access the video and enjoy!

Special thank-you to James for his incredible presentation!

V-E Day celebrations, Bay Street
May 7, 1945
Photographer: John H. Boyd
City of Toronto Archives
Fonds 1266, Item 96241