Ministry of Education
Province Investing in Transportation, Educational Liaisons to Provide Stability for Students
Hamilton, ON – Oct 23, 2017
Ontario is boosting support for children and youth in care with new funding for student transportation and educational liaisons, to provide more stability and assistance at school so students can reach their full potential.
Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Education, alongside Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services, made the announcement in Hamilton today.
The province will be providing school boards with funding for transportation services for children and youth in care, which will provide more stability by allowing students to stay in their current school when they experience changes in their place of residence.
Funding will also be provided to Ontario’s children’s aid societies, including Indigenous societies, to connect children and youth in care with an educational liaison. The liaisons will assist students in navigating the school system and developing educational plans and goals, and coordinate available supports within the school and the community to help students reach their full potential.
Boosting the success of students inside and outside the classroom is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
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