Ontario Offering Grants to Help Parents Get Involved with Children’s Education

The Queens Park Press Gallery and media from across Ontario were out in force.
The Queens Park Press Gallery and media from across Ontario were out in force.

Bill Mauro MPP
Bill Mauro – Photo Lynda Henshell

THUNDER BAY – “These grants are a great way to help parents in my constituency get more involved in their children’s learning and, in turn, help our students reach their full potential and better prepare them for a bright future, stated Minister Bill Mauro MPP, Thunder Bay-Atikokan.

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

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. This includes over thirteen local projects in Thunder Bay including:

SCHOOL

PROJECT

$ FUNDING

Kakabeka Falls Public School

Math Workshops for Parents

       1,000

Sherbrooke Public School

Parent Engagement Project

          650

Valley Central Public School

Education in the 21st Century

        1,000

Westmount Public School

Westmount Spring Howler

           280

Whitefish Valley Public School

Parent Enrichment Series

        1,000

Woodcrest Public School

Technology Workshop

1,000

St. Patrick School – Atikokan

Literacy & Numeracy Parent Workshops

650

Holy Family School

Family Literacy Day

900

Pope John Paul II School

Raising a Teen

1,000

St. Ann School

We All Belong: Bullying Prevention Night

820

St. Francis School

Electronic Parent Library

1,000

St. Vincent School

Healthy Happy Hornets

850

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