Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

ACT NOW: Demand safe communities and safe schools!

Published on April 8, 2021

Ontario’s 2021 budget confirms Doug Ford’s government is cutting $1.6 billion from education. There will also be no replenishment of school board reserves, which were exhausted last year and no commitment to extend COVID-19 funding for smaller class sizes and hiring more staff. There is also news the Ford government is looking to make full-time online learning permanent.

There is so much that needs to be done to control the spread of COVID-19 and make our schools safe this year and next. 

Please fill out the form below to send a message to Premier Doug Ford, Education Minister Stephen Lecce and your local MPP to demand they act now and support safe communities and safe schools!

  • Vaccinate all teachers and education workers ASAP
  • Lower class sizes 
  • Rapidly expand school testing 
  • Introduce more safety measures, like better ventilation
  • Bring in paid sick days for all workers in Ontario
  • Restore education funding