student voice matters



Student Voice Initiative (SVI) is a federally-incorporated non-profit organization focused on working to strengthen student engagement in Canada. Countless hours of research and practice have told us that an engaged student is a successful student. We provide students, teachers and educational leaders across the country with the resources and guidance they need to improve meaningful student involvement.

  • Activate

    We help boards seeking to recognize student voice start to develop robust student engagement programs.
  • Build

    We provide advice and resources to help schools, districts and ministries refine and improve their student engagement models.
  • Inspire

    We share the stories of exceptional student engagement successes across the country to encourage change in education systems across the country.


Founded in 2011, Student Voice Initiative (SVI) works across Canada with school boards, advocacy associations and provincial governments to help improve student engagement. Student voices, opinions and perspectives enrich decision-making processes and contribute to a stronger education system. As a student-led non-profit, we aim to ensure these perspectives are brought to the board table, while advising policymakers and incubating the next generation of leaders. We have unified stakeholder interests and built system-wide recognition of the importance of student voice at various levels of government. We seek to mobilize students, policy-makers and educational leaders to actualize comprehensive student voice initiatives.

Meet the team.


Follow us

fb icontwitter icon

Sign up for our newsletter

Featured In

We’d love to hear from you.

Your Name

Your Email


Your Message