Students across Halton head back to school in a few weeks, but sadly, not all of them will be well equipped to learn. Back to School (BTS) costs are already expensive for the more than one in 10 Halton families who struggle financially, and BTS spending is expected to hit a record this year due […]
Longtime Halton District School Board teacher and HLF supporter Colin Bain reminisces about his years in teaching and the stories of students that have remained with him over decades. Told with grace and humour, Colin’s stories evoke both the challenges and highlights of a different era in education. Click here to read a sample chapter. […]
Until a few months ago, Connor* barely spoke, and when he did, he was difficult to understand. That all changed when his teacher purchased some podcasting equipment, thanks to a school grant funded by the Halton Learning Foundation (HLF). Within weeks, Connor and the other eight 9 to 11-year-old students in his class had found […]
Damian’s family values education, but has little in the way of funds to contribute to his dream of attending university. Earnings from his cashier’s job are going toward Damian’s school fund, but he’s worried he won’t have enough to start school this fall. Even with the income from part-time and summer jobs, or help from […]
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