Fourth Quarter Investments

The Fourth Quarter Investments included in the 2008 Budget reflect the priorities of the government's five-point economic plan to invest in skills and knowledge, enhance Ontario's competitiveness, strengthen the environment for innovation, invest in infrastructure and form key partnerships to strengthen Ontario's industries.

Before proceeding with any investment, the government assesses proposals as part of planning processes, such as Results-Based Planning and preparation of the Budget.

In the case of Fourth Quarter investments, the government has implemented a process to ensure due diligence has been completed by the Ontario public service.

Recipients of Fourth Quarter Investments must comply with accountability provisions that are consistent with transfer payment directives. This includes report-backs on how funds are used, the opportunity for independent audit and verification and the right to recover funds.

These Fourth Quarter Investments are part of the government's fiscal plan to ensure the achievement of balanced budgets while making investments that help build the economy of the future.

2007-08 Fourth Quarter Investments in Education



Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada


Cabbagetown Youth Centre


Ontario Educational Leadership Centre


Jane-Finch's Caring Village


Family Service Association of Toronto


Learning Partnership


Frontier College


Ontario EcoSchools (York University)


Ontario Teachers' Federation


Arts for Children of Toronto


Reel Canada


Learning Through the Arts


Elephant Thoughts


Halton Industry Education Council


Business-Education Councils (26)


Lifesaving Society


The Advanced Coronary Treatment Foundation of Canada


Ontario Physical and Health Education Association


Ontario Public School Boards' Association, Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association, Association des conseils scolaires des écoles publiques de l'Ontario and Association Franco-Ontarienne des Conseils Scolaires Catholiques; Ontario Public Supervisory Official's Association


Roots of Empathy


Kids' Internet Safety Alliance


University of Ottawa


Trent University


Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario


Geneva Centre for Autism


Pearson College