Education Funding to Continue Supporting Student Success
Ontario Government Investing in Bright Futures for Children and Youth
The new Ontario government will ensure funding for schools and students across Ontario remains stable while continuing the rollout of full-day kindergarten.
Strong, stable and strategic investments in Ontario's publicly funded education system through the annual Grants for Student Needs, have led to increased student achievement, smaller class sizes, a higher graduation rate, over 600 new schools and the introduction of full-day kindergarten.
For 2013-14, a record level of support for full-day kindergarten will be giving Ontario's youngest learners a stronger start in school. This investment in Ontario's four- and five-year-olds will see overall education funding increase for the eleventh consecutive year and support the implementation of full-day kindergarten in every elementary school by September 2014.
The new Ontario government is committed to building on the gains made in education since 2003. The 2013-14 investment in Ontario's publicly funded education system reflects that commitment, while recognizing that everyone must play a part to help eliminate Ontario's deficit by 2017-18.
- Total education funding for 2013-14 is more than $22 billion.
- The 2013-14 Grants for Student Needs is approximately $21 billion.
- In addition to the Grants for Student Needs, $963 million in funding will be provided to school boards to support the ongoing expansion of full-day kindergarten.
- Last year, Ontario was recognized by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development as a world-leader in student achievement.
“Education is one of our most cherished services and Ontarians expect our government to invest wisely in our schools and students. Ontarians also expect that we will responsibly address the province’s deficit. Education funding for 2013-14 strikes the right balance between investing for the future and saving for today.”