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Supporting French-Language Schools

Ontario Continues Investing in French-Language Education

Ministry of Education

Ontario has approved the building of new French-language schools and renovations to a number of others, providing students with modern and improved places to learn while creating local construction jobs.

The following projects will help French-language students focus on learning and ensure they have every opportunity to succeed:

  • Conseil scolaire public du Nord-Est de l'Ontario - Addition at école élémentaire publique Coeur du Nord in Kapuskasing
  • Conseil scolaire Viamonde - New public secondary school in Waterloo
  • Conseil scolaire Viamonde - New public elementary school in Mississauga
  • Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario - Addition at école élémentaire publique Kanata
  • Conseil scolaire catholique du district des Grandes Rivières - Consolidation in New Liskeard
  • Conseil scolaire catholique Franco-Nord - Major retrofit of école élémentaire catholique Lorrain in Bonfield
  • Conseil scolaire catholique Franco-Nord - Major retrofit of école élémentaire catholique Mariale in Thorne
  • Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud - New école élémentaire et secondaire catholique in Peterborough
  • Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est - Addition at école secondaire catholique Pierre-Savard in Ottawa
  • Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est - Addition and major retrofit at école élémentaire catholique Sainte-Geneviève in Ottawa

Building new schools and modernizing learning spaces is part of the government's economic plan that is creating jobs for today and tomorrow. The comprehensive plan and its six priorities focus on Ontario's greatest strengths -- its people and strategic partnerships.

Quick Facts

  • The 12 French-language school boards in the province have received more than $1.26 billion in capital funding since 2003.
  • Ontario has approved over $700 million in funding to support the construction of new schools and renovations to existing schools.
  • Since 2003, Ontario has invested $12 billion in school infrastructure, including nearly 650 new schools and over 620 additions and renovations.
  • Eighty-three per cent of students graduated high school in 2011-12, up from 68 per cent in 2003-04.

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“I am pleased that the Ontario government continues to invest in French-language education across the province. Ensuring our youth have access to appropriate learning facilities is crucial to the development of the next generation of Franco-Ontarian leaders.”

Madeleine Meilleur

Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs

Liz Sandals

“By continuing our support for new school buildings and renovations across Ontario, we are providing our children with better places to learn. This contributes to student success in school and beyond and creates construction jobs in local communities.”

Liz Sandals

Minister of Education

Media Contacts

  • Heather Irwin

    Communications Branch



  • Richard Francella

    Minister's Office


  • Lucas Malinowski

    Associate Minister’s Office, Early Years and Child Care