Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

Act Now: Stop the Education Cuts

Published on June 20, 2019

The Ontario Government’s decision to cut $1 billion from Ontario classrooms is hurting students, parents, and schools. All across the province, teachers are getting pink slips, students are being forced into larger classes, and valuable courses and programs are being scrapped all together.

In order to fill a $67 million hole in its budget, the Toronto District School Board was forced to make cuts to 22 departments, meaning a loss of 596 jobs. Staff positions including custodians, counselors, social workers, and early-years educators are being cut, while funding is reduced for arts, physical education, music and language programs.

Ford recently announced a new Education Minister, MPP Stephen Lecce. Now is a critical moment for us to stand up for the education all students in Ontario deserve. 

Please fill out the form below to send a message to the new Minister of Education, Premier Doug Ford, and your local MPP to demand that the funding cuts to our education system be reversed and full funding restored.