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We are proud to be a part of various organizations, events, and communities that are passionate about creating better learning and assessments technologies for all students. Below you can find where will be next and how you can connect with these communities.

webinars

We host a variety of webinars throughout the year that cover a range of topics such as best practices for learning and assessment technology, training sessions for our products, sessions on the latest mathematics trends hosted by leaders in the global math community and much more!

Supporting Highschool Students’ Numeracy Over the Summer.

3:00 p.m June 2nd 2021
The OCMT-HSE App diagnoses student math skills and provides them with targeted upgrading modules to help them be successful in their upcoming math course. Learn more about the OCMT App and how you can help your students succeed in their math courses this school year by upgrading their math skills during the summer!
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Using OER Resources to Make Math More Inclusive.

11:00 a.m March 3rd 2021
Implementing Open Education Resources (OERs) is becoming an increasingly viable option for educators across Canada. Learn how you can pair OER resources with Vretta’s IntroMath courseware platform to create a flexible, engaging, and inclusive mathematics learning experience for your students.
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New Digitally-Enhanced Features Now Available on IntroMath.

11:00 a.m April 15th 2021
We have added a variety of new digital features, tools, and updates to the IntroMath system to make learning mathematics from home more engaging and less stressful for students. Learn how these new features can help your student succeed in their courses this year.
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Elevate My Math: Bridging the Numeracy Gap

11:00 a.m April 7th 2021
Literacy and numeracy are two of the most important skills students need to be successful in their academic careers and everyday lives. However, there is a widening gap between the essential math skills students have and the ones they need to meet the recommended level of numeracy. Learn how the Elevate My Math platform is supporting learners across a range of education levels, institutions, and countries to successfully assess and improve students’ level of numeracy.
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Giving Back

We are proud to work alongside many different organizations, charities, and initiatives that are making a difference locally and around the world. Check out some of the amazing initiatives we are currently helping to support.

Supporting Teaching and Leadership Capacity

Supporting Teaching and Leadership Capacity

The Educator and Leadership Institute (ELI) is an organization that builds teaching and leadership capacity in communities globally through professional courses and workshops. The objective of ELI is to positively impact the learning outcomes of students and educators in Haiti, Nepal, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Ghana. Vretta’s partnership with ELI to support their vision involves the design, development, hosting, and maintenance of the ELI web and online resource portal for its effective use in all the low internet bandwidth areas.

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Supporting Most Vulnerable Youth in Communities

Supporting Most Vulnerable Youth in Communities

The Career Foundation is a non-profit registered charity (reg. # 12265 9048RR 0001) that has been supporting the development of human potential for over three decades. Vretta’s partnership with The Career Foundation to support their mission involves contributions that enable life-changing employment and training opportunities provided to the community’s most vulnerable youth.

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Connecting Mathematics Educators Across Ontario

Connecting Mathematics Educators Across Ontario

The Ontario Colleges Mathematics Association (OCMA) is an independently organized, not-for-profit association that facilitates communication among Ontario college mathematics faculty and keeps them informed of new methodologies and current needs for mathematics. Vretta’s partnership with the OCMA to support their vision involves the design, development, and maintenance of their web portal to ensure seamless connection among mathematics educators across the province of Ontario.

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Raising Social Consciousness for Fanshawe Students

Raising Social Consciousness for Fanshawe Students

The Haiti Awareness Trip 2015 (HAT’15) was a social consciousness trip for participating students at Fanshawe College with the first-hand international exposure to what they learned in the classroom. Through the trip, students interacted and witnessed personal testimonials from people living in situations that are different from what they experience in Canada. Vretta supported the mission of HAT’15 by providing financial assistance to participating students, enabling this life-changing exposure for them.

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Supporting Scholarship Awards at Humber College

Supporting Scholarship Awards at Humber College

Humber offers their students scholarships and bursaries for academic achievement, community involvement, leadership initiatives, extracurricular activities or financial need. Vretta supports students at Humber through the Mathematics Award, which is presented to those who have demonstrated exceptional skills and abilities in business and finance mathematics. Students receive a cash prize along with a certificate from Vretta for their academic excellence.

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Supporting Scholarship Rewards at Seneca College

Supporting Scholarship Rewards at Seneca College

Seneca offers their students scholarships and bursaries for academic achievement or financial need. Vretta supports students at Seneca through the Mathematics Reward, which is presented to those who have demonstrated exceptional skills and abilities in business and finance mathematics. Students receive a cash prize along with a certificate from Vretta for their academic excellence.

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Providing Holistic Education to Students

Providing Holistic Education to Students

SECOND to Learn, a Vretta initiative, was established in 2010 to provide students in Canada with the opportunity to support children who cannot afford educational resources to pursue basic studies. For every resource that is purchased by students in Canada, children-in-need receive free educational resources. In other words, when a student purchases a resource, there is a second person who benefits and learns. In addition to their academic growth, students also learn a second set of values which includes a moral responsibility to serve the community and ensure advancement of people in the world.

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Closing the Numeracy Gap in Ontario

Closing the Numeracy Gap in Ontario

Closing the Numeracy Gap - Maintaining Ontario's Prosperity Demands Reversing Our Decline in Numeracy was an event organized to bring educators and policy makers together to discuss ways to close the numeracy gap in Ontario. Vretta supported the publication of the paper titled “Closing the Numeracy Gap,” design development, and hosting of the web portal “Numeracygap.ca,” development of the Numeracy Gap App, and supporting with the organizing of the event in Ontario.

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Making a Difference in the Lives of Students

Making a Difference in the Lives of Students

Wilfred Laurier University is a leading education institution in Canada. Financial support from the industry helps support scholarships and bursaries, attracts top faculty, pays for laboratory equipment, buildings, and more. Through their donor program, Vretta’s team contributions support Laurier students to ensure they are ready for the real world and ready to leave their mark.

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Enabling Sharing of Best Practices among Educators

Enabling Sharing of Best Practices among Educators

Math Query is an open discussion forum that connects mathematics educators, enabling them to share best practices, latest innovations, trends, and ideas in math education. Vretta supports the mathematics community through the design, development, and maintenance of the Math Query discussion forum to ensure seamless connection among mathematics educators across the province and beyond.

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Supporting Educational Needs for Children in Haiti

Supporting Educational Needs for Children in Haiti

Low literacy rates in Manac, Haiti are the result of a long history of being faced with social and environmental challenges which act as barriers to young people accessing education. Vretta partnered with Free the Children to contribute portions of the sale of Vretta’s resources to help in the construction of a school in Manac and to provide educational resources to children. In addition, through the Haitian Project, Vretta supported by providing academic resources for students at the Louverture Cleary School.

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Raising Numeracy Skills for Job Seekers

Raising Numeracy Skills for Job Seekers

Strong numeracy skills have proven to lead to higher paying jobs, increase in personal income, and better social skills and community engagement. Vretta partnered with The Career Foundation and launched Numeracy.ca to raise the level of numeracy for candidates entering the job market. Vretta is a platinum sponsor of The Career Foundation; helping to support their charitable mission of connecting job seekers with employers.

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Supporting Equitable Access to Education

Supporting Equitable Access to Education

Le Soleil dans la Main is an NGO that mobilizes resources to support societies and individuals in community development, child protection, and equitable access to education. In 2020, the NGO had 59 employees who ensure the smooth running of projects, the majority of which are located in Burkina Faso. Vretta collaborated with the team from Luxembourg working on Le Soleil dans la Main project to develop the web portal to support users in low internet bandwidth areas in Burkino Faso.

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Supporting Success of Student-Entrepreneurs

Supporting Success of Student-Entrepreneurs

HELIX, the innovation and entrepreneurship incubator at Seneca College, provides the tools needed to design and launch a scalable startup or to innovate from within an existing organization. Vretta and HELIX partnered to support entrepreneurs through their journey of building and leading successful ventures. The focus of this partnership is to foster increased innovation at HELIX, Seneca’s on-campus incubator, and provide global entrepreneurial experiences to students through financial assistance, knowledge-sharing, and mentoring.

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Supporting Students in Refugee Communities

Supporting Students in Refugee Communities

OUR is a charitable organization designed to provide higher education technology and resources to displaced or refugee communities. Vretta’s partnership with OUR is one more step in the direction of realizing OUR’s vision of restoring dignity and hope to communities in crisis. By allowing OUR to provide these communities access to their higher education resources and digital platforms, Vretta hopes to empower these communities and help them acquire the numeracy skills that they need to be successful in their academic lives and beyond.

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