Basic funding for education in Ontario will not increase for the coming year, despite increases in enrolment, salaries, and inflation.
The provincial education funding formula needs updates and funding to ensure all students have a chance for success.
The province has launched consultations on education funding for the 2021-22 school year, focused on things like COVID response, Online learning, Secondary class size, and the use of outdated census data.
E-learning policy and class size funding to be revised
Ontario has reduced funding and changed the process so that parents groups can no longer apply for funding to support parent involvement.
What's the reality about changes to funding and class size in Ontario high schools?
People for Education's report finds that schools in richer areas fundraise twice as much as schools in poorer areas, reproducing patterns of advantage and disadvantage.
Ontario schools have an ever-increasing proportion of students requiring special education support. And many principals report insufficient resources to support students with special needs.