Parent Involvement Committee

Applications for Parents Reaching Out Grants Now Open

Last updated on Wednesday, October 14, 2015
News Release – Ministry of Education
Applications for Parents Reaching Out Grants Now Open

Ontario Supporting School Council and Community Group Projects

Ontario is helping parents get more involved in their children’s education by supporting local initiatives to encourage learning and well-being.

Grant applications for the 2015-16 school year will be accepted until May 19.

In the 2014-15 school year, the government funded more than 2,200 projects that helped identify barriers to parent engagement and found local solutions to help more parents get involved in their children’s education. Projects include:

  • Promoting parent engagement in their child’s learning in areas like math.
  • Providing outreach to parents from diverse backgrounds.
  • Translating materials into languages used by the school community.
  • Increasing parent engagement in isolated communities.
  • Making schools and boards more welcoming for parents.
  • Workshops to show parents why engagement is important and how they can become more involved in their children’s success at school.

Encouraging parents to get involved in their children’s education is part of the government’s economic plan for Ontario. The four-part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people’s talents and skills, building new public infrastructure like roads and transit, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives and building a secure savings plan so everyone can afford to retire.

 

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