Students are the most significant stakeholder within the education system, but rarely are they included in decision-making. Students are treated as passive consumers of education rather than active contributors to learning. Research and practice have told us that student voice leads to greater engagement, greater well-being, improved school climate, and lower dropout rates.
WHO WE ARE
Founded in 2011, Student Voice Initiative (SVI) is a student-led non-profit organization that works to integrate student voice within education systems across Canada. We work to create student voice systems that empower all students, and that allow for meaningful student participation in all aspects of schooling – from learning in the classroom, to policy-making, to school climate.