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Ontario Investing $6.3 Million to Expand Local School

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Ontario Investing $6.3 Million to Expand Local School

Province Adding 45 New Licensed Child Care Spaces

Ministry of Education

Ontario is investing in local students and their families by expanding L'École Catholique St-Michel of the Conseil scolaire catholique de district des Grandes Rivières.

The renovated and enhanced L'École Catholique St-Michel will feature three new full-day kindergarten rooms and 45 new licensed child care spaces to support local families. The province invested $6.3 million in the project as part of its commitment to working with school boards and communities to provide local students with the best possible learning environment.  

Creating more licensed child care spaces in local schools will give children the opportunity to transition from child care into full-day kindergarten at the same location, making for an easier adjustment. The new spaces are also being built in areas where there is significant demand, giving families in Temiskaming Shores more options when it comes to quality licensed child care close to home.

This project is part of the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province's history -  about $160 billion over 12 years, which is supporting 110,000 jobs every year across the province, with projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals.

Giving students the best possible learning environment is part of the government's economic plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number one priority - growing the economy and creating jobs. The four-part plan includes investing in talent and skills, including helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is also making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history and investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. In addition, the plan is helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.

Quick Facts

  • Since 2003, the province has invested over $14 billion in school infrastructure, including nearly 760 new schools and more than 735 additions and renovations.
  • The province is providing school boards with more than $11 billion over 10 years to help build new schools in areas of high growth, improve the condition of existing schools and invest in projects to reduce surplus space through school consolidations.
  • In April 2015, the province announced $120 million over three years in new funding dedicated to building safe, high-quality, licensed child care spaces in schools across the province.

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Mitzie Hunter

“Our government is proud to invest in capital projects like L'École Catholique St-Michel in Temiskaming Shores that supports students and families by giving them improved facilities, increased access to licensed child care, and greater opportunities to learn in a high-quality environment.”

Mitzie Hunter

Minister of Education

Media Contacts

  • Heather Irwin

    Communications Branch

    heather.irwin@ontario.ca

    416-325-2454

  • Richard Francella

    Minister's Office

    Richard.Francella@ontario.ca

  • Lucas Malinowski

    Associate Minister’s Office, Early Years and Child Care

    Lucas.Malinowski@ontario.ca

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