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 their ideas and experiences.
If yes, please submit an application to be a member of EQAO’s Student Advisory Committee!
As a representative of the student voice, you would join other students from across the province to share insights and ideas about how EQAO can improve assessments and programs, and increase student engagement.
You can apply for this opportunity if you’re a student in a publicly funded school in Ontario who will be between Grades 7 and 12 (inclusive) during the 2018–2019 school year and has participated in at least one EQAO assessment.
There will be 30 students on the Student Advisory Committee.
The committee will meet three times during the 2018–2019 school year—twice in person in Toronto and once in a virtual session. The time spent on committee work will count toward your volunteer hours, and EQAO will provide a letter to confirm your 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.
EQAO celebrates student diversity across the province, and our approach to open dialogue welcomes all viewpoints. When selecting committee members, we’ll ensure a diverse representation of students’ experiences and perspectives. We’ll also look for students who demonstrate a passion for effecting change in their communities and have a desire to make a difference—through their actions or through their ideas.
EQAO will receive applications by May 31, 2018, and inform you of the outcome on June 20, 2018.
Committee members’ terms will be one school year. EQAO is currently seeking applications from students interested in joining the committee for the 2018–2019 school year.
Step 1: Complete the
application form. The form must also be signed by a parent or guardian, and your principal.
Step 2: Write an essay (maximum length 500 words) or create a video (maximum length 5 minutes).
The essay or video should explain why you want to be a member of the Student Advisory Committee and describe a time when you contributed to a positive change.
Step 3: Please e-mail a copy of the application form to EQAO—along with the essay or link to your video— by
May 31, 2018 at