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  • Ontario More Than Doubles Mental Health Funding for Students

    TORONTO — On World Mental Health Day, Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced an investment of nearly $40 million, more than double the funding from 2017-18, to advance student mental health in partnership with education groups. The government also announced that it will permanently fund approximately 180 frontline mental health workers in secondary schools (social workers, psychologists and psychotherapists) to reduce wait times and improve access to critical services.

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  • Ontario Backs New Community School in Meaford

    MEAFORD — The Government of Ontario has approved a new junior kindergarten to Grade 12 school building to provide modern learning environments for students in the Meaford area. The future school building will also offer local families an EarlyON Child and Family Centre room, where parents and their young children can access free early learning activities and resources.

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  • Ontario Creating More Francophone Child Care Spaces in St. Catharines

    ST. CATHARINES - As part of Ontario's commitment to increasing access to child care and giving parents more choice, the government is investing in new child care spaces to make life easier for francophone parents and families in St. Catharines.

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  • Minister Lecce Welcomes German Education Committee

    TORONTO — Today, the Honourable Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, hosted Peer Knöfler and his colleagues from the German Education Committee of the State Parliament of Schleswig-Holstein, and issued the following statement: 

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  • Ontario Announces Supports for Students with Special Needs

    Kitchener, ON — Ontario's government is supporting students and their families when making requests to bring their service animals into schools and classrooms. Today, the Honourable Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education; Sam Oosterhoff, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education; and Amy Fee, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, announced a new policy directive in support of Ontario students with special needs to improve their access to service animals in schools. 

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  • Historic Investment in Ontario's Francophone Students

    Milton, ON — Today, the Honourable Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, and the Honourable Caroline Mulroney, 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. 

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  • Ontario Addresses School Bus Driver Shortage

    TORONTO — Ontario is tackling the province's school bus driver shortage by continuing the School Bus Driver Retention Pilot Program this year. The program will help school bus operators across the province with driver retention and recruitment by rewarding school bus drivers who stay on the job throughout the year.

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  • Ontario Takes Action to Focus on Learning

    TORONTO — Ontario's Minister of Education announced plans to move forward with restricting the use of cellphones and other personal mobile devices in classrooms beginning November 4, 2019.

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