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Ottawa, May 9 (Canadian-Media): An investment of $19.41 million in several projects and initiatives would be made by Ontario government to support students, parents and teachers in French-language schools to help provide healthy, safe and accessible learning environments for students, media reports said.
Lisa Thompson. Image credit: Facebook page
This investment is part of the new $330 million Priorities and Partnerships Fund (PPF) to promote high impact initiatives that directly support students in the classroom.
"We continue to take action to protect what matters most to Franco-Ontarian families by putting them first," said Lisa Thompson, Minister of Education. "Every Franco-Ontarian family in this province should feel supported when it comes to ensuring their child has access to a meaningful and modern education."
PPF funding will support a wide range of projects and initiatives including: assisting French-language school boards to implement initiatives in French-language schools in Ontario, engaging students to develop their sense of belonging to the French-language school system and their community; supporting six French-language school boards; Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) meetings organized regionally by French-language school boards to support SHSM programs in schools, share expertise and encourage networking among school boards; Funding for Council of Trustees' Associations (CTA) to promote the success of French-language students with special needs.
"Education for Francophone students in Ontario is imperative, and I am proud of the work our government is doing to support students and families in our French-language education system," said Sam Oosterhoff, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education. "We will continue to work with our education partners to ensure French-language education continues to thrive in our province."