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New and Renovated Schools for Ottawa Students

New and Renovated Schools for Ottawa Students

Ontario Investing in Student Success

NEWS

March 6, 2014

Ontario has approved seven school building and renovation projects in the Ottawa area to provide students with modern and improved places to learn while creating local construction jobs.

Local projects include:

  • Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario – Addition at ÉÉP Kanata
  • Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est – Addition at ÉSC Pierre-Savard
  • Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est – Major retrofit and addition at ÉÉC Sainte-Geneviève
  • Ottawa-Carleton DSB – New elementary school in Barrhaven
  • Ottawa-Carleton DSB – Rebuild of Broadview Public School
  • Ottawa-Carleton DSB – New elementary school in Avalon
  • Ottawa Catholic SB – New elementary school in Barrhaven

Building new schools and modernizing learning spaces is part of the government's economic plan that is creating jobs for today and tomorrow. The comprehensive plan and its six priorities focus on Ontario's greatest strengths — its people and strategic partnerships.

QUOTES

“The fact that Broadview Public School is being rebuilt is great news for our kids and the community. I am proud to have worked with the parents, students, teachers and the entire Broadview school community to rebuild our school.”
— Yasir Naqvi, MPP for Ottawa Centre

“Our government is supporting the construction of safe, modern facilities that meet the needs of students and school staff in Ottawa. When we help our local school boards improve and expand their infrastructure, including support for our full-day kindergarten program, we're helping student growth and success.”
— Phil McNeely, MPP for Ottawa-Orléans

“This is exciting news for Ottawa South. Sainte-Geneviève Elementary School has been an integral part of our community for over 50 years. This investment will allow the school to serve a greater number of students and families for years to come.“
— John Fraser, MPP for Ottawa South
“By continuing our support for new school buildings and renovations across Ontario, we are providing our children with better places to learn. This contributes to student success in school and beyond and creates construction jobs in local communities.”
— Liz Sandals, Minister of Education

QUICK FACTS

  • The four school boards in Ottawa have received nearly $890 million in capital funding since 2003.
  • Ontario has approved over $700 million in funding to support new school builds and renovations.
  • Since 2003, Ontario has invested $12 billion in school infrastructure, including nearly 650 new schools and over 620 additions and renovations.
  • Eighty-three per cent of students graduated high school in 2011-12, up from 68 per cent in 2003-04.

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