News & Events

Spring 2024 Newsletter




Sue Winton
Declan Amaral


June 4, 2024


Welcome to the first newsletter of the Public Education Exchange (PEX)! We plan to use this newsletter as a venue for sharing news about the activities of the PEX and its members, keeping readers informed about shifting policies and practices privatizing public education across Canada, and providing details about upcoming events.

Read on to learn about the PEX website, the PEX’s first World Café with the Ontario Student Trustees Association – L’Association des élèves conseillers et conseillères de l’Ontario (OSTA-AECO), new publications about education privatization in Canada, and the PEX meeting in Montreal on June 12, 2024.

Please share this newsletter widely and invite others to join the Public Education Exchange!



Sue Winton

What’s New With PEX?

  1. The PEX website is live! Visit to:


  2. On Friday, February 9, the PEX hosted our first World Café session on Education Privatization at the OSTA-AECO Education Action Conference in Ottawa. The session aimed to facilitate insightful discussions among student trustees regarding the impact of privatization in education and to encourage collaborative problem-solving. To read more about it, check out the full report on our website! 
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Education Privatization Across Canada

Read this Opinion/Editorial by PEX Research Team members, Dr. Lana Parker and Holt Stuart-Hitchcox, to understand connections between international students in higher education, housing, economic sustainability, and privatization in Ontario.

Read the Winter/Spring 2024 edition of the Our Schools/Our Selves featuring articles by PEX members Ee-Seul Yoon and Nichole Grant and Pam Rogers.

Read The Privatization Issue of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation’s Education Forum featuring an article about the PEX by Shannon Moore and Sue Winton

Upcoming Events

Planning is underway for a full-day meeting of the PEX Network in Montreal on June 12, 2024. The PEX Research Team will share preliminary findings from its on-going research on the impact of the pandemic on education privatization across Canada and ask meeting participants to identify common themes and next steps. We also want to hear what you’ve observed in your community/school/life as it relates to education privatization.

We will also invite attendees to participate in a World Café, an inclusive method for sharing and creating knowledge together. We would also like to invite people studying or working in/for a public sector to join us. Please send the names and contact information of anyone you would like us to invite to as soon as possible.

The meeting will be held at the INRS Urbanisation Culture Société Research Centre (385 Sherbrooke Street E). Live interpretation in French and English as well as lunch and snacks will be provided.

Watch your in-box for registration details or, if you haven’t already joined the PEX Network, click here to sign up and receive information about the meeting in Montreal.

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