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October 2020

October 20, 2020: Ontario Invests $550 Million to Build and Upgrade Schools

October 15, 2020: Statement: Ontario Ensures Teaching Jobs go to the Best Educators

October 8, 2020: Ontario Hires Health System Leader as Education Health Advisor

October 5, 2020: Ontario Releases $35 Million to Hire More Staff, Improve Remote Learning in Targeted Communities

October 2, 2020: Ontario Taking Action to Improve Child Care

October 1, 2020: Ontario Revises COVID-19 Screening Guidance for Schools and Child Care

September 2020

September 29, 2020: Ontario Working to Increase the Supply of French-Language Teachers in the Province

September 23, 2020: Ontario Moving to Standardized Online Testing for Students

September 16, 2020: Ontario Launches New COVID-19 Screening Tool to Help Protect Students and Staff

September 11, 2020: Statement: Ontario Launches COVID-19 School and Licensed Child Care-specific Web Page

September 8, 2020: Ontario Takes Extraordinary Steps to Reopen Schools Safely

September 7, 2020: Statement: Keeping Students and Staff Safe as They Return to School

September 3, 2020: Governments Extend Child Care Funding to Support Working Parents

August 2020

August 27, 2020: Ontario Expanding Youth Training Programs to Promote the Skilled Trades

August 26, 2020: Ontario Releases COVID-19 Management Plan for Schools

August 26, 2020: Additional Funds Enhance Ontario's Robust Back-to-School Plan

August 25, 2020: Ontario Building New School to Support Etobicoke Community

August 18, 2020: Ontario Transfers Governance of Francophone School Serving Students with Special Needs

August 13, 2020: Ontario Takes Additional Steps to Better Protect Students and Staff

August 7, 2020: Historic Agreement Delivers Over $230 Million for Child Care

July 2020

July 30, 2020: Ontario Releases Plan for Safe Reopening of Schools in September

July 30, 2020: Ontario Continues to Gradually and Safely Reopen Child Care for Working Parents

July 23, 2020: Ontario Building and Expanding Schools across the Province

July 16, 2020: Ontario Extends Emergency Orders

July 13, 2020: Nearly All Businesses and Public Spaces to Reopen in Stage 3

July 10, 2020: Ontario Taking Bold Action to Address Racism and Inequity in Schools

July 9, 2020: Ontario Extends Emergency Orders

June 2020

June 27, 2020: Ontario Extends Emergency Orders to July 10

June 23, 2020: Ontario Introduces New Math Curriculum for Elementary Students

June 22, 2020: Supervisor Appointed to Peel District School Board

June 19, 2020: Ontario Prepares for the Safe Reopening of Schools

June 19, 2020: Ontario Makes Historic Investment in Public Education

June 18, 2020: Ontario Makes Major Investment in Mental Health and Technology to Support Students

June 17, 2020: Ontario Extends Emergency Orders

June 15, 2020: Ontario Develops Additional Learning Materials for Students and Teachers

June 9, 2020: Ontario Helping Parents Return to Work

June 8, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education Releases Investigator's Report on the Peel District School Board

June 6, 2020: Ontario Extends Emergency Orders to Support Its Reopening Efforts

May 2020

May 27, 2020: Ontario Extending Emergency Orders During COVID-19 Outbreak

May 22, 2020: Statement: Ratification of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) Central Agreements

May 19, 2020: Health and Safety Top Priority as Schools Remain Closed

May 14, 2020: Statement: Ontario Marks Children and Youth in Care Day

May 13, 2020: Voluntary Redeployment of Education Workers to Fill Staffing Shortages

May 11, 2020: Statement: School Boards Encouraged to Celebrate Student Achievement When it is Safe to Do So

May 9, 2020: Ontario Government Supporting Parents as Economy Reopens

May 8, 2020: Statement: Ratification of Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) Central Agreement
Backgrounder: Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) Central Agreement Now Ratified

May 5, 2020: Statement: Ontario Council of Educational Workers (OCEW) Central Agreement Now Ratified

April 2020

April 29, 2020: More Frontline Workers Eligible for Emergency Child Care

April 28, 2020: Minister Appoints Investigator to Examine Peel District School Board

April 28, 2020: Statement: Ratification of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) Central Agreements

April 26, 2020: School Closures Extended to Keep Students, Staff and Families Safe

April 23, 2020: Ontario Extends Emergency Orders to Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19

April 20, 2020: Statement: Government of Ontario Reaches Final Agreement with OSSTF

April 17, 2020: Ontario Establishes Key Partnerships to Make Home Learning More Accessible

April 17, 2020: Ontario Offers Emergency Child Care to More Frontline Staff

April 14, 2020: Ontario Extends Declaration of Emergency to Continue the Fight Against COVID-19

April 10, 2020: Ontario Protects Parents during COVID-19

April 9, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education Statement on Ratification of OECTA Central Agreement

April 6, 2020: Ontario Government Supports Families in Response to COVID-19

April 4, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education Statement on Tentative Agreement with OCEW

March 2020

March 31, 2020: Statement: Ontario Government Reaches Tentative Agreement with AEFO

March 31, 2020: Ontario Extends School and Child Care Closures to Fight Spread of COVID-19

March 22, 2020: Province Takes Steps to Ensure Frontline Staff Can Continue to Work

March 20, 2020: Statement: Ontario Government Reaches Tentative Agreement with ETFO

March 20, 2020: Ontario Helping Students Learn from the Safety of Their Own Home

March 13, 2020: New Ministerial Directions to Drive Change and Combat Discrimination in Peel

March 12, 2020: Statement: Statement by Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education on Reaching an Agreement with OECTA

March 9, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education on Increased Escalation by ETFO

March 5, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education on Strike Action

March 3, 2020: Ontario Announces a Fair Plan to Keep Students in Class

February 2020

February 28, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education on OECTA's Next Strike Action

February 26, 2020: Minister of Education Releases Final Report on Near North District School Board

February 26, 2020: Ontario Combatting Bullying in Schools through Student Survey

February 24, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education on Increased Escalation by ETFO

February 21, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education on OSSTF's Continued Strike Action

February 20, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education on Province-Wide, One-Day Strike

February 18, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education on Resumed Negotiations with OECTA

February 12, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education on Province-Wide, One-Day Strike

February 11, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education Welcomes Further Bargaining With AEFO

February 7, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education Responds to Continued Union Escalation

February 6, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education on Continued ETFO Escalation

February 4, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education Statement on Ratification of EWAO Central Agreement

February 3, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education on OECTA Talks Ending

January 2020

January 31, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education on Negotiations with ETFO

January 31, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education Welcomes New Bargaining Dates with OECTA

January 30, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education on OSSTF's Continued Escalation

January 28, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education on OECTA One-Day Strike

January 27, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education on Further ETFO Escalation

January 27, 2020: Ontario Funds New French-Language High School in East Toronto

January 27, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education Releases Interim Report on Peel District School Board Review

January 27, 2020: Ontario Reviews Student Transportation to Improve School Bus Service for Students and Families

January 23, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education on AEFO Strike Escalation

January 21, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education Reacts to Lack of Report Cards

January 21, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education on OECTA One-Day Strike

January 16, 2020: Applications Open for the Minister's Advisory Council on Special Education

January 15, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education on Continued OSSTF Job Action

January 15, 2020: Government Stands with Parents and Kids During Union-Led Strike Actions in Schools

January 13, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education on OECTA One-Day Strike

January 11, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education on AEFO Job Action

January 10, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education on Continued OSSTF Job Action

January 9, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education on Further ETFO Escalation

January 9, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education on Mediator Adjourning Talks with OECTA

January 8, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education on EQAO Testing

January 3, 2020: Statement: Minister of Education on Continued OSSTF Job Action

December 2019

December 21, 2019: Third Reviewer Added to Peel District School Board Review

December 17, 2019: Statement: Minister of Education on OSSTF Refusal to Make Proposals

December 13, 2019: Statement: Minister of Education on Continued OSSTF Job Action

December 10, 2019: Statement: Statement from Minister of Education on Reaching an Agreement with EWAO

December 6, 2019: Statement: Minister of Education on OSSTF Job Action Escalation

December 4, 2019: Statement: Minister of Education on Status of Labour Negotiations

November 2019

November 28, 2019: Statement: Statement from Education Minister on OSSTF Strike

November 27, 2019: Review of Peel District School Board to Commence

November 27, 2019: Ontario Takes New Actions to Combat Bullying in Schools

November 26, 2019: Minister of Education Statement on First Day of Work-to-Rule

November 21, 2019: Ontario Brings Learning Into The Digital Age

November 19, 2019: Statement: Minister of Education calls for Mediation

November 14, 2019: Statement: Minister of Education Statement on ETFO Job Action

November 13, 2019: Ontario Moves Forward with Child Care Retrofit in Cannington

November 7, 2019: Statement: Minister of Education Statement on Review of Peel District School Board

November 4, 2019: Statement: Minister of Education Statement on Ratification of CUPE Central Agreement

November 3, 2019: Statement: Cell Phone Restriction in Classrooms to Take Effect

November 1, 2019: Statement: Minister of Education Statement on ETFO Strike Vote Results

October 2019

October 31, 2019: Ontario Announces Major Program Investment in the Skilled Trades

October 25, 2019: Ontario Announces the Creation of Over 19,000 Child Care Spaces

October 24, 2019: Statement: Minister Lecce Statement on Reducing Class Size

October 10, 2019: Ontario More Than Doubles Mental Health Funding for Students

October 7, 2019: Statement: Statement by Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, on Reaching an Agreement with CUPE

September 2019

September 30, 2019: Ontario Making Education More Accessible for Students

September 29, 2019: Statement: Statement from Education Minister on End to Latest Talks and CUPE Job Action

September 27, 2019: Ontario Backs New Community School in Meaford

September 26, 2019: Ontario Government Supporting Municipalities and School Boards to Protect Front Line Services

September 24, 2019: Statement: Statement from Education Minister in Response to Update on Collective Bargaining Process from CUPE

September 17, 2019: Ontario Takes Action to Improve Access to Education for First Nation Students

September 10, 2019: Statement: Minister Lecce Welcomes German Education Committee

September 9, 2019: Ontario Announces Supports for Students with Special Needs

September 5, 2019: Minister Lecce Addresses CUPE Request for "No Board" Report

September 5, 2019: Historic Investment in Ontario's Francophone Students

September 3, 2019: Statement: Statement from the Minister of Education: Ontario's First Day of School

September 1, 2019: Statement: Statement from Minister Lecce as Education Labour Collective Agreements Expire

August 2019

August 30, 2019: Ontario Addresses School Bus Driver Shortage

August 29, 2019: Ontario Takes Action to Focus on Learning

August 28, 2019: First Year Investment of Ontario's Four-Year Math Strategy Announced

August 27, 2019: Ontario Government Approves New School for Whitby Students

August 22, 2019: Ontario Providing Stability for Students and Families

August 21, 2019: Supporting Students – Respecting Parents

July 2019

July 26, 2019: Expanding Learning Opportunities in STEM and Skilled Trades

July 22, 2019: Major Investment will Renew Ontario Schools and Strengthen Student Learning

July 9, 2019: Government Launches Effort to Strengthen Math Skills & Improve Job Prospects

July 2, 2019: Minister: 'Jobs of the Future Central Focus'

June 2019

June 20, 2019: Statement By Minister Lecce

June 3, 2019: Statement: Statement from the Honourable Lisa Thompson, Minister of Education

May 2019

May 21, 2019: Ontario Launches First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies Curriculum

May 8, 2019: Ontario Supports French-Language Education

May 6, 2019: Ontario Supporting New French-language Secondary School in Vaughan

April 2019

April 30, 2019: Statement: Minister Thompson Calls on Teachers' Unions to Start Negotiations

April 26, 2019: Ontario Supporting Students and Schools and Protecting Front-Line Teaching Staff

April 18, 2019: Ontario Supporting Child Care Professionals

April 5, 2019: Government Continues to Improve Education

March 2019

March 15, 2019: News Release: 'Back-to-Basics' Math Curriculum, Renewed Focus on Skilled Trades and Cellphone Ban in the Classroom Coming Soon to Ontario

Background Information:

March 11, 2019: Ontario Continues to Support Students with Autism

February 2019

February 6, 2019 : Ontario Takes Decisive Action to Help More Families with Autism

February 2, 2019 : Statement by Education Minister on Full-Day Kindergarten

January 2019

January 29, 2019: Ontario Making Life Easier for Parents and Families

January 23, 2019: Statement by Education Minister on Consultations with Education Labour Partners

December 2018

December 31, 2018: Ontario Government Concludes Largest Consultation on Education in Province's History

November 2018

November 26, 2018 : Fresh from the Farm Grows Food Awareness and Raises Funds

October 2018

October 30, 2018: Ontario Supporting Students with Special Needs

October 25, 2018: Ontario Continues to Keep Students Safer to Provide better Learning

September 2018

August 2018