Charles Pascal

Education, Leadership development

Charles E. Pascal is an internationally recognized educator with expertise in early and higher education, public policy, leadership development, and strategic philanthropy. He has published extensively in the fields of psychology and education.

He is best known for his 2009 seminal report to the Premier of Ontario, With Our Best Future in Mind, that is informing policy and practice in early child education within and outside of Canada.

Currently, Charles is Professor of Applied Psychology and Human Development at OISE/University of Toronto where he is coordinator of the Flex-time PhD Program in Early Learning. Charles is also the Senior Advisor to the Chagnon Foundation in Montreal, special advisor to Australia’s Good Start Early Learning organization, and continues to advise governments in Canada and beyond. Charles is also a regular contributor to the Toronto Star newspaper. Charles and his teenaged daughter, Tai Pascal Notar, have just publishedtheir bookToo Far from Perfect: A Father-Daughter Conversation about Public Education.

Charles has been a college president and a former Ontario deputy minister. Charles has received recognition from many organizations to date, including five honorary diplomas and doctorates.