Applications for Parents Reaching Out Grants Now Open
|News Release from provincial government of Ontario
February 16, 2016
Ontario Supporting School Councils and Community Group Projects
Ontario is helping parents get more involved in their children's education by supporting local parent-led projects that encourage student learning and promote well-being.
Grant applications for the 2016-17 school year are now open and will be accepted until May 29, 2016.
In the 2015-16 school year, the province funded more than 2,200 projects that helped identify barriers to parent engagement and found local solutions to help more parents be engaged in their children's learning. Projects included:
Encouraging parents to get involved in their children's education is part of the government's economic plan for Ontario and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history, creating a dynamic and innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.