TVO's Your Voice visits Timmins for two programs on northern Ontario

    -   TVO will be in Timmins March 20 to 22 to record a program on how the
        economy has affected families and schools, and a second program on
        Aboriginal education in northern cities.

    -   Members of the public are welcome to be part of the audience on
        March 22 at Timmins High and Vocational school. Register for free
        tickets at

TORONTO, March 8 /CNW/ - How hard has the downturn in the economy hit schools and families in northern Ontario? And what are the unique challenges of educating First Nations children in a northern city? TVO's Your Voice with host Cheryl Jackson will be in Timmins March 20 to 22 to record two separate programs examining issues affecting the education of children in northern Ontario.

    Urban Aboriginal Education in Northern Ontario:

On Saturday March 20, Your Voice host Cheryl Jackson will be at the Timmins Native Friendship Centre to record a program with local experts examining issues affecting Aboriginal students in urban centers in northern Ontario. Joining Cheryl for the discussion will be District School Board Ontario North East trustee Howard Archibald, Aboriginal school board liaison worker Jamie Corstin, and professor Emily Faries of the University of Sudbury.

This show will be available online at beginning Friday April 2, and broadcast on TVO on Sunday April 4 at 6 pm.

    The Economy and Northern Ontario Education:

On Monday March 22, Your Voice will be at Timmins High and Vocational School to look at how the economic downturn in Timmins and the surrounding regions has affected families and schools. Cheryl Jackson and guest panellists will examine issues ranging from declining enrolments to lack of special-needs resources, and how those realities affect children both in the classroom, and at home. The panel will also explore solutions to some of these problems.

For this program on March 22, members of the public are invited to be part of the audience by registering for free tickets at The show will be recorded from 2 to 2:30 pm, and audience members are asked to arrive by 1:30 pm.

This show will be available on beginning Friday March 26, and broadcast on TVO on Sunday March 28 at 6 pm.

About Your Voice

Your Voice is TVO's discussion series and an online resource for parents of children under the age of 12. Host Cheryl Jackson talks to leading experts in child development and education, to help you help your children succeed in school. New programs are available online at every Friday, and on air on TVO Sundays at 6 pm. At you'll find Cheryl's interviews, plus articles, research, links, and other resources. You can also take a poll or a quiz, join a discussion, and send questions you would like answered on upcoming shows.

About TVO

TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and stimulates curiosity and thought. TVO's vision is to empower people to be engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media. For more information, visit

Where to find TVO

Cable channel 2 (channel may vary in some areas), Bell TV channel 265, Shaw Direct channel 353.


For further information: For further information: Media Contacts: Paul Ginis, TVO Communications, (416) 484-2600 ext. 2445,; Angela Garde, TVO Communications, (416) 484-2600 x2305,

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