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Minister's Student Advisory Council

Applications for the 2017/18 Minister’s Student Advisory Council (MSAC) will be available on December 19, 2016.  Students in grades 7-12 will have until the February 9, 2017 deadline to apply. 

Interested students should complete the MSAC application online. A link to the application form will be [ http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/students/speakup/msac.html ]available on our website. There will also be information and advice to help students complete the online form.

CONTEXT

MSAC is a group of 60 grade 7-12 students appointed annually to provide advice to the Minister of Education on issues of student engagement and achievement. The council meets with the Minister of Education twice a year. The council also provides feedback on ministry programs and policy upon request.

The membership includes students from across the province; students on council have a variety of diverse and unique experiences.

Students can apply for the 2017/18 council through a Government of Ontario online survey tool. Students must complete their application in one online session. Online sessions will time-out after 60 minutes without saving. This is to protect students’ privacy. Students should save often and not allow their sessions to time-out, because their work will be lost.

MSAC applications are completed and submitted independently by students, with minimal adult involvement. MSAC applications should not create significant pressure on teachers, principals or district school boards. We will provide notification to school boards and all applicants once appointments to the council are made by the Minister.

Principals will receive a communication with the attached poster. They are encouraged to distribute it to students and teachers.