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Ontario Making Education More Accessible for Students

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Canada — Ontario is making its education system more inclusive to help all students reach their full potential in an accessible and supportive learning environment.

When the education system is not accessible, students are left out, impacting their participation in the school experience. That is why Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility, and Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, announced key actions the government is taking to help make schools more inclusive and accessible for everyone. Today also marks the deadline for submissions by school boards for the government’s Capital Priorities Program. This program advances standards for accessibility by funding new schools, school additions, major school renovations and the expansion of child care spaces in schools.

“Students are our future, and every Ontario student deserves to learn and develop in an environment that is accessible and inclusive,” said Minister Cho. “Our government is making real changes that will help all students and their families today — and for future generations to come.”

“We are taking action to ensure every child — especially children with disabilities — have the tools, resources and inclusive facilities to achieve their full potential,” said Minister Lecce.

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