Building Ontario Up for Everyone: 2016 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review banner

: BUILDING EDUCATION UP FOR EVERYONE

BUILDING UP SCHOOLS

Ontario is investing in the province’s future by providing an excellent education for every child and student.

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Ontario students are learning in newly built and renovated schools in their neighbourhoods and communities. This is putting them on the path
to success.

Since 2013, Ontario has funded 148 new schools and expanded or renovated an additional 163 schools.

Building Up Colleges and Universities

Students in York, Peel and Halton Regions will be able to study closer to home, thanks to plans for new
postsecondary sites in Markham, Brampton and Milton.

BUILDING UP PRESCHOOL, PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION

Since 2013, Ontario has:

  • Completed the rollout of full-day kindergarten for all four- and five-year-olds.
  • Created 56,000 new licensed child care spaces and committed to building 100,000 more within the next five years.
  • Improved access to child care by ending fees for child care waitlists.
  • Implemented a renewed math strategy, which includes 60 minutes per day of dedicated math learning time in Grades 1 to 8.
  • Committed to helping up to 150,000 youth aged 15 to 29 connect to job opportunities and prepare for the labour market through the renewed Youth Jobs Strategy.

We’re making college and university more affordable through the new Ontario Student Grant. Starting with the high school graduating class of 2017, average tuition will be free for over 150,000 postsecondary students.

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