MPP Michael Chan is pleased to announce that Ontario is helping parents in Markham-Unionville get involved in their children’s education by supporting local initiatives to encourage learning and well-being.
Grant applications for the 2015-16 school year will be accepted until May 19.
In the 2014-15 school year, the government funded 186 projects in York Region and twenty-six in Markham-Unionville, examples of which include:
“Engaging parents with the help of these grants makes an important contribution to student learning success. With twenty-six granted projects in Markham-Unionville alone last year, ranging from social media, anti-bullying, and health and wellness, our community’s parents are getting involved to help their children move forward to higher achievement and a brighter future.”
— Michael Chan, M.P.P., Markham-Unionville
The government funded more than 2,200 projects across Ontario in 2014-15 that helped identify barriers to parent engagement and found local solutions to help more parents get involved in their children’s education.
“Parents play a vital role in Ontario’s publicly funded education system. We know that children whose parents are engaged in education, show higher levels of achievement, and we are committed to providing support for that to happen in every community.”
— Liz Sandals, Minister of Education
Encouraging parents to get involved in their children’s education is part of the government's economic plan for Ontario. The four-part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people's talents and skills, building new public infrastructure like roads and transit, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives and building a secure savings plan so everyone can afford to retire.
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