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  • January 25, 2018

Ontario Expanding French High School in Cambridge

Province Supporting Students and Families with New and Improved Facilities

Ontario is supporting families in Cambridge and area with a school addition that will provide a modern learning environment for students.

Kathryn McGarry, MPP for Cambridge was at École secondaire Père-René-de-Galinée in Cambridge, to announce that the province is investing $5.4 million in a school addition to accommodate 178 students.

This is part of a new investment across the province to build 39 brand new schools and undertake 40 major renovations or additions that will include more than 2,700 licensed child care spaces for children aged 0-4, helping more families access safe and affordable child care closer to home.

Ontario's plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.


"Our government’s investment is great news for families in Cambridge I am proud that we are making a real difference for students and families now and for future generations.”

— Kathryn McGarry, MPP for Cambridge

“École secondaire catholique Père-René-de-Galinée is a destination of choice, as are all Csc MonAvenir’s schools. Its top quality education and rich school-life render PRDG the go to French Catholic secondary school in the region.  We are grateful that the Ministry of Education (MOE) recognizes the growing demand to attend this school.  This being said, other Csc MonAvenir’s schools have also been experiencing significant enrollment growth and we hope that the MOE will recognize their needs for expansion or, alternatively, will fund the opening of new French Catholic schools.”

—  Melinda Chartrand, Chair of Csc MonAvenir.

“These new schools, renovations and additions are an important investment for communities across Ontario. They will help to build a strong foundation for our children's education. These projects will provide students with great learning environments and will support working families with access to safe, quality licensed child care closer to home.”
— Indira Naidoo-Harris, Minister of Education and Minister Responsible for Early Years and Child Care


  • In 2018, Ontario is investing $784 million in 79 new and renovated schools. This investment will also create a total of more than 2,700 new licensed child care spaces for children aged 0-4.
  • Since 2013, the government has invested $9.1 billion in capital funding for school boards to support more than 160 new schools and more than 460 additions and renovations.
    • Ontario is investing up to $1.6 billion in new capital funding over the next five years to support the creation of 45,000 new licensed child care spaces in schools, other public spaces and communities



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