Province Approves Child Care Retrofit to Father Goetz Catholic Secondary SchoolPublished on February 19, 2020
Ford Government Building New Child Care Spaces in Mississauga
Ontario's government is protecting what matters most by investing in local schools and new child care spaces.
The province has given Dufferin Peel Catholic District Board approval to tender a child care retrofit to Father Michael Goetz Catholic Secondary School. The $1.4M investment will add a new, quality learning environment for the students of Mississauga. This project is part of the province’s capital investment program to build more child care spaces for Ontario’s families.
“The funding for this child care retrofit to Father Goetz Catholic Secondary School is great news for our community,” said MPP Kaleed Rasheed, MPP for Mississauga East-Cooksville “This investment will provide choice and flexibility for families and new opportunities for the children of Mississauga.”
“From modernizing our curriculum to revitalizing our classrooms and their facilities, we are investing in our students and giving them every tool to achieve their full potential,” said Education Minister Stephen Lecce. “Our financing of the child care retrofit to Father Michael Goetz Catholic Secondary School further demonstrates our government’s historic investment in Ontario’s schools and child care, as well as our overall commitment to supporting our students and families.”
“This is great news for families, as there is significant demand for conveniently located child care spaces in our communities,” said Sharon Hobin, DPCDSB Chair. “On behalf of local trustees, Bruno Iannicca, Stefano Pascucci and Luz del Rosario, and the entire Board of Trustees, many thanks to the Ministry for allowing us to proceed with tendering this project.”
Father Michael Goetz Catholic Secondary School is located at 330 Central Parkway West, Mississauga.
Highlights of the child care retrofit include:
- 49 new child care spaces.
- 3 retrofitted child care rooms.
- The Ford Government is protecting what matters most by working with school board partners to invest in capital projects that advance student learning.
- To create new opportunities for Ontario’s families, the government is investing up to $1 billion to create up to 30,000 new child care spaces in schools over the next five years.
- The Ford Government announced in Budget 2019 that over the next ten years, Ontario is investing nearly $13 billion in capital grants, including allocating over $500M this year alone to for new schools, additions and major renovations.
- This massive investment will build new schools and help existing schools after a decade of Liberal closures and maintenance backlog.
- Ontario is also providing school boards with a historic $1.4 billion in funding to renew and maintain existing schools.
- This funding could be used to replace ageing heating or air conditioning systems, repair roofs and windows, and install important accessibility features like elevators and ramps.
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