The United Nations has declared that it is the human right of parents to choose the nature of their children's schooling.
There is no such thing as "one size fits all" education that should be acceptable to all people under all circumstances.
In recent American history major safety concerns have emerged in public schools due to a number of factors including the presence of mind-altering substances in public educational settings and other pressing issues. Until all these issues are addressed appropriately, many families may wish to choose independent or private schooling but not all can afford this choice.
This Fund supports the human right of freedom of choice in education for all, regardless of income.
We engage in continuous fundraising efforts to support the needs of all students who are faced with injustice in their school environment.
We are currently conducting an outreach campaign to private schools in Canada and the United States to enable them to sign up to the Fund and to make their facilities more accessible to those who cannot afford their fees.
Many private schools have scholarship funds of their own. This Fund is not intended to replace those funds but rather to supplement them so that students who would not otherwise have been accepted to the school for financial reasons, can be enabled to attend at the school of choice.
Private and independent schools who wish to gain access to the Fund and to enlist the help of our full-time professional fundraising team to support applicants and also to receive referrals of applicants from us, can do so by becoming members of the Independent Schooling Fund.
Independent Schooling Fund
Centre for Social Innovation, Suite 127B, 215 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON M5T 2C7