Planning And Possibilities: The Report Of The Declining Enrolment Working Group


Enrolment in Ontario's publicly funded schools reached a high point in the 2002-03 school year. In some areas, enrolment was already declining, but since 2002-03 the issue has received increasing attention as one of province-wide concern.

For the past six months we have had the opportunity to study this issue. We have engaged in productive dialogues with education stakeholders. Our work has also included reviews of the research literature and the experiences of other jurisdictions. Although each of us started with individual perspectives based on our own roles and experience, we learned much as a group. This report reflects our common learning and consensus.

The full report is available in PDF format (481 KB).