The purpose of this project is to deepen our understanding of the development of local programs, practices and conditions that foster and support parent* engagement in their children’s mathematics learning, both at home and at school. Over time, the publicly funded elementary schools participating in the project have demonstrated considerable improvement in mathematics achievement. They now seek to develop and implement local practices to foster parent engagement in their children’s mathematics learning, supported by funding, resources and collaborative practice.

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First and foremost in this endeavour are our partner schools, whether you’re a parent, an education professional or both, you should take a good look at the hard work, and success stories of the schools that have made this project possible…

Immaculate Conception Catholic School
465 Victoria Ave, Windsor, ON N9A 4N1
Telephone: (519) 256-9156
Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board


Graham Bell-Victoria School
56 Grand Street, Brantford, ON N3R 4R2
Telephone: (519) 752-4723 x 120000
Grand Erie District School Board


Saint Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School
1860 Chandler Road, Windsor, ON N8W 0A9
Telephone: (519) 945 6948
Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board


Prince Charles School, Verona
6875 Hwy. 38, Verona, ON K0H 2W0
Telephone: (613) 374-2003
Limestone District School Board


The Prince Charles School, Napanee
75 Graham St. W., Napanee, ON K7R 2J9
Telephone: (613) 354-2121
Limestone District School Board


Selby Public School
1623 Hwy 41, Selby, ON K0K 2Z0
Telephone: (613) 388-2670
Limestone District School Board


The Research Team

Principal Investigator
Dr. Lynda Colgan

Team Members
Dr. Lorraine Godden, Queen’s University
Dr. Michelle Searle, Independent Researcher and Evaluation Consultant
Dr. Sandy Youmans, Queen’s University
Barbara Mendes, BAH, MEd Candidate, Queen’s University
Tyler Ashford, BEd, MEd Candidate, Queen’s University
Paul Godden (Web Developer), BSc, MEd, PhD Candidate, Queen’s University



This project is made possible by funding from The Ministry of Education/Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development for the Province of Ontario.



This work represents the individual views of the authors and does not necessarily represent the policy or position of the Ontario Ministry of Education or any other organization.






*The term parent refers to anyone who shares responsibility for the well being of a child and is actively engaged in his/her education.