Change Our World (COW) - Student Engagement Projects

So glad you came to check out the Student Engagement Project (SEP) section of our site! SEP’s gave students a unique opportunity to help make their school community a more welcoming and inclusive place for all. Check out our showcase to explore original projects led by students.

How did it all happen?

In the spring of 2011, all students in Grades 7-12 at publicly-funded schools in Ontario were invited to apply for funding to support original projects that would help create meaningful and positive change around the issue of discrimination - racism, sexism or homophobia.

Projects involved at least one community group - inside or outside of the students' school so as to ensure greater likelihood of long-term community change.

Projects could be of any size and required two or more students and an adult member of the school supporting the project. The results are stellar! Take a moment to absorb the artwork that students collaborated on to create positive change in their communities!