First Nations Schools need $2 Billion Urgently

Most schools in Ontario are funded solely by the Province. (Your property taxes no longer go directly to your school board.) Those publicly funded schools have been grossly underfunded for decades and have mind-boggling repair lists.

newly built First Nations schoolBut let us not forget about the school districts in Ontario funded by the Federal Government: The First Nations. These schools need “immediate attention” according to documents tabled in the House of Commons. One community, in Pikangikum First Nation, had to wait TEN years for a new school after the previous one burned down. Shame. Schools are essential to all communities.

All publicly funded schools in Ontario, including First Nations schools, suffer from inadequate and unstable funding. All levels of government must know that education matterts to voters. We must demand that they Fix Our Schools.