MPP Michael Chan is pleased to announce that Ontario is helping more parents in Markham-Unionville get involved in their children’s education and school community.
This year, the province is providing Parents Reaching Out (PRO) grants to twenty-eight Markham-Unionville school councils to help more parents connect and engage with their children’s learning. The grants will support projects that help parents respond to important issues in their local communities such as bullying, student nutrition, literacy and math. They also help address barriers parents may face to participate in their child’s education, such as language and transportation.
“This year marks another increase in the number of approved PRO grants in our community. They are valuable investments, facilitating more parent-engagement activities that focus on important issues and supporting overall student success.”
— Michael Chan, M.P.P., Markham-Unionville
Examples of local projects in Markham-Unionville include:
A full list of PRO school projects in Markham-Unionville is attached.
Involving parents in their children’s education is part of Ontario's four-part plan to build Ontario up. The plan includes investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.
“Parents play a vital role in our province’s publicly funded education system — and we know that the more involved they are in their children’s education, the better. These children show higher levels of achievement, which is a key goal of our renewed vision for education in Ontario.”
— Liz Sandals, Minister of Education
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