Radical Reform
Education and Society 1845-1945

This production is a compelling journey through a century of public education, 1845–1945 as it has been impacted by the life work and vision of Egerton Ryerson, one of Canada's most important historical figures.

It has been designed to benefit students and teachers, as well as the general public, by drawing on a rich, extensive collection of material related to Ryerson, harnessed to current approaches and media for presentation. 

Project Credits

Toronto District School Board

  • Producer Greg McKinnon
  • Project Support David Sowerbutts 
  • Program Coordinator - Canadian and World Studies Robert Mewhinney
  • Curator/Advisor - Indigenous Art & Culture Elder Dr. Duke Redbird
  • Aboriginal Education Centre Tanya Senk
  • Advisor Elder Joanne Dallaire
  • Writer/Editor Joanne Nicolson 

Cultural Asset Management Group

  • Project Advisor Shelley Falconer
  • Project Advisor Shawna White
  • Researchers Alicia Cherayil, Corrinne Fairbanks, Andreane Balconi


  • Producer Michel Blondeau
  • Project Manager Kyle Tinning
  • Information Architect Jen Michie
  • Designer Theskar Kathiravelu
  • Designer / Developer Mark Staplehurst
  • Developer Kathryn Merlihan
  • Developer Fisseha Mengistu

Lead Partners

  • Toronto District School Board

    The Toronto District School Board is the largest school Board in Canada and the fourth largest in North America. We have nearly 600 schools and serve more than 250,000 students each year.

  • The Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC)

    This online exhibition was developed with the support of the Virtual Exhibits Investment Program, Virtual Museum of Canada. 
    The Virtual Museum of Canada is managed by the Canadian Museum of History, with the financial support of the Government of Canada.


    Project Partners

  • L'église unie MetropolitanMetropolitan United
  • ecentricarts.comecentricarts
  • Archives of Ontario