Canadian children learn how to learn – a lifelong skill.
Canadians learn to live well as they learn to make a living.
No Canadian is prevented from learning because they could not pay for it.
Canadian communities solve their problems through learning.
Canadian workplaces purposefully invest in the learning of their workers.
All Canadians are literate.
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Passionately interested in a topic? Education provides individuals space to immerse themselves in information about topics that interest them.
"It's actually a core need for psychological well-being. Learning can help us build confidence and a sense of self-efficacy," Vanessa King, positive psychology expert at Action for Happiness.
Learning a new skill creates new connections in the brain. More connections = larger brain volume and greater cognitive reserve. Learning a new skill can ward off the detrimental affects of aging on the brain.
Numerous studies have shown a link between higher education and positive health and wellness.
The average person changes jobs 10 - 15 times during their careers. Developing adaptable and transferable skills is important to making those leaps.
"Technological change demands stronger and more continues connections between education and employment" - The Economist