Ministry of Education



Province Strengthening Education in Rural and Northern Ontario

Plan to Improve Quality and Delivery of Rural Education for Students

June 28, 2017 11:45 A.M.


Ontario is taking steps to strengthen the quality and delivery of education in rural and Northern communities, to provide students with the best possible start in life and build a foundation for their future success. 

Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Education, joined by parliamentary assistants Grant Crack, Granville Anderson and Lou Rinaldi were at Chemong Public School in Bridgenorth today to make the announcement.

Based on feedback heard during in-person rural education engagements and from on-line survey respondents this spring, Ontario's new plan will support rural and Northern students and communities through a series of steps, including:

Strengthening education for students in rural and Northern communities is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives. 



" Our government is committed to strengthening rural and Northern education. We are increasing our investment in rural and Northern students to help ensure that they have high-quality education services and programs that meet their needs."
- Mitzie Hunter
Minister of Education

" The feedback provided through rural education engagements and online survey respondents gave us valuable insight on how to improve the pupil accommodation review process and better support Ontario students living in rural and Northern communities."
- Granville Anderson
Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education and MPP for Durham






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