The Minister of Education, and the Minister of Transportation and Francophone Affairs announced funding of $26 million for the 2019-20 school year to invest in French-language education in this province.
The ministers also announced the outcome of negotiations with the federal government which will deliver an additional $4 million annually to support French-language education in Ontario. This additional funding will be allocated to school boards and postsecondary institutions in the coming weeks.
This investment will provide the resources to:
- Address the delivery of French-language education in Ontario
- Allow school boards and organizations to develop new e-learning courses
- Increase educational opportunities for students in science, technology, engineering and math, as well as the skilled trades
- Support school boards and community organizations to build local engagement and promote inclusion for the French language and culture
The projects are part of Ontario's action plan under the Protocol for Agreements for Minority-Language Education and Second-Language Instruction with the federal government.
This historic funding is part of the government's plan to improve learning, enhance classrooms and better prepare students for the realities of today's modern world.