Launched in 2018, the Student Advisory Committee is a new group that helps foster a two-way conversation between Ontario’s students and EQAO. Students are the focus of EQAO’s work, and we value learners’ perspectives on everything that we do. As EQAO seeks to continuously improve its programs, we want to ensure that students’ voices are being heard. The Student Advisory Committee is a unique forum for students to share ideas and experiences.
Each spring, EQAO will seek applications from students who are interested in becoming members of the Student Advisory Committee for the following school year. The application process for the 2018-2019 school year is now closed and we would like to thank all those who have shown interest in becoming a member of the committee. Check out this page next spring for information on the application process for the 2019-2020 school year!
As representatives of the student voice, committee members join other students from across the province to share insights and ideas about how EQAO can improve assessments and programs, and increase student engagement.
Students can apply for this opportunity if they’re a student in a publicly funded school in Ontario who
EQAO celebrates student diversity across the province, and our approach to open dialogue welcomes all viewpoints. When selecting committee members, we ensure a diverse representation of students’ experiences and perspectives. We also look for students who demonstrate a passion for effecting change in their communities and who have a desire to make a difference—either through their actions or through their ideas.
The Student Advisory Committee meets three times during the school year, either in person or virtually. The time spent on committee work will count toward volunteer hours, and EQAO will provide a letter to confirm students’ participation. Any expenses incurred in relation to students’ and chaperones’ travel and accommodations will be reimbursed by EQAO, in accordance with Government of Ontario directives.
Committee members’ terms are one school year.
There are 30 students on the Student Advisory Committee.