Ontario supporting the creation of new student and child care spaces at Oakville NE #5 Public Elementary School

NEWS                                                                                                  April 21, 2022 

Oakville North-Burlington—MPP Effie Triantafilopoulos announced today that the Ontario government is investing nearly $23.9 million in the Halton District School Board for a new Oakville NE #5 Public Elementary School, helping working families in Oakville. This investment in Halton District School Board will support the creation of 788 student spaces, 88 licensed child care spaces and 5 new child care rooms as part of the Ford Government’s commitment to building state-of-the-art schools for Ontario youth.

The project is part of a provincewide investment of nearly $500 million to support new school and child care spaces that was announced today by Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education in Oakville North-Burlington. The overall investment will support the creation of 37 school related projects which include 23 child care centres. This funding will add nearly 15,700 new student spaces and 1,502 licensed child care spaces at schools across Ontario.  

“We are building new schools, building more affordable child care spaces, and building hope and opportunity for Ontario students as they learn in more normal and safer classrooms,” said Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education. “We believe that students deserve to learn in-person in state-of-the-art facilities that are internet connected, accessible, with modern ventilation systems, which is why our government is delivering a major investment that accelerates construction to get it done for parents, students, and communities.”

The investment is part of the Ontario government’s commitment to provide $14 billion to support school construction over ten years. Since 2018, the government has approved nearly 200 new projects and there are currently more than 300 child care and education building-related projects in development, with more than 100 actively under construction.

Quotes from MPP Effie Triantafilopoulos

“The new Oakville NE #5 Public Elementary School is great news for students and families our fast growing community.”

“Building new public and Catholic schools is a top priority for my community and for me. It’s great news that the Ontario Government is creating modern state-of-the-art schools so that all students can have a better learning environment. Since 2018 the Minister of Education has listened to the needs of our fast-growing community. With today’s new school announcement, we now have five new schools and a major addition for students in our community.”

“Under Premier Ford’s leadership, our government is delivering more schools across the province to support the needs of Ontario’s students, families and growing communities. What this means for our community is five new schools in four years – four years. A total of $123 million for five new schools and their childcare spaces. With space for 788 students and their teachers and 88 childcare spaces. This desperately needed school will provide a quality, state-of-the art, modern education for students in our fast-growing community.”

Quote from Curtis Ennis, Director of Education, Halton District School Board

“This is exciting news for public education and the Halton District School Board. This new elementary school will support growth in Northeast Oakville’s growing community and will complement great education offerings at Oodenawi P.S. and Dr. David R. Williams P.S. while relieving accommodation pressures from ongoing and future residential development in North Oakville. This school will eventually be a feeder school for the new Oakville NE #1 HS currently being designed.”

Quick Facts: 

  • Since 2018, the Ontario Government has invested $123 million to build five new schools in Oakville North-Burlington. This includes three public elementary schools, one Catholic elementary school, one public high school and an expansion to a French Catholic school. The announcements will create 4,403 spaces for students and 352 childcare spaces. See below for more details:
    • $20.7 Million for Dr. David R. Williams Public School – 776 students and 88 childcare spaces
    • $20.8 Million for New Public Elementary School (Oakville NE #3) – 788 students and 88 childcare spaces
    • $36.5 Million for New Public High School (Oakville NE #1 SEC) – 1,200 students and 88 childcare spaces
    • $14.5 Million for New Catholic Elementary School (North Oakville #4 ELE) – 671 students
    • $6.6 Million for Expansion of École intermédiaire et secondaire catholique Sainte -Trinité -180 students
    • $23.9 Million for New Public Elementary School (Oakville NE #5) – 788 students and 88 childcare spaces
  • For 2022-23, the province is providing school boards with $1.4 billion in funding to renew and maintain existing schools.
  • Since 2018, the Ontario government has invested over $2.0 billion in capital projects in education, including 100 new schools, 88 additions and renovations to existing facilities and 6,410 new licensed child care spaces.

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Media Contact:           David Lancaster, Executive Assistant 

david.lancaster@pc.ola.org