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Helping Parents Reach Out

McGuinty Government Encouraging Parents to Get Involved in Kids' Education

Ministry of Education

As students head back to class on Tuesday, Ontario is helping parents develop new resources to support their children's education and success.

Research shows that when parents are more engaged in their children's education, students benefit - in both achievement and well-being.  That's why the government is helping parents get more involved in their children's education by:

  • Supporting local school councils with more than 2,000 Parents Reaching Out (PRO) grants to help parents address issues such as bullying prevention, nutrition and literacy and numeracy in their children's schools.
  • Helping Parent Involvement Committees understand their roles and responsibilities so they can provide the best advice to school boards when it comes to getting more parents engaged in children's learning through a new handbook .
  • Providing parents with informative videos, tutorials, stories and tips to help their children succeed through tvoparents.com.

The McGuinty government remains committed to protecting gains made in education that parents depend on, including continuing to roll out full-day kindergarten, maintaining smaller class sizes and preserving 20,000 teacher and support staff jobs to ensure every student succeeds.

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“Back to school can be a stressful time for both students and parents. These new resources will make the transition a little easier for parents, while helping them engage even more in their child's education. Most importantly, we know engaged parents help our students succeed.”

Laurel Broten

Minister of Education

Media Contacts

  • Heather Irwin

    Communications Branch



  • Patrick Searle

    Minister's Office




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