Posted May 03, 2018 07:48:37 Education is a fundamental human right.
Access to education should be guaranteed to every person in every part of society.
We are not limited to a particular ethnic background.
Education should be accessible to all people, regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender identity, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, marital history, and more.
Every student deserves an education and should be given a fair chance.
Educators have an obligation to make sure that every child has a quality education and that every individual is provided with the right tools to achieve their education.
But where do we start?
As a society, we must do better.
Here are five ideas to take action.
Build a better school system.
As part of our national strategy to achieve universal primary and secondary education by 2025, the Government of Canada will provide $50 million over five years to provide an additional $200 million to provinces to improve the delivery of primary and primary secondary education.
The plan is to invest $300 million over the next four years in primary and/or secondary education and $50 billion over the 10 years.
Canada will also commit to invest in teacher quality training and curriculum development.
The Government of Ontario has pledged to invest up to $400 million over four years to help provinces build and strengthen their school systems.
This is a critical investment for students and families in Ontario and beyond.
We need to see an increase in funding to ensure that all students have the best education possible.
The government of Alberta has committed to invest an additional up to an additional billion dollars over five year period to support education for all Albertans.
Increase funding for community schools.
The province of Ontario is committed to investing up to a billion dollars in a series of capital investments in community schools over the coming years to support teacher quality.
The Ontario Public School Board is also committed to building and improving quality teacher preparation programs.
This will enable teachers to prepare teachers to be successful and to improve teacher effectiveness, quality, and accountability.
We should also invest in infrastructure to make it easier for parents to enroll their children in the most cost-effective school possible.
We have to create the conditions that support teachers to work hard and to build a stronger, better and more effective school system that supports the best of all.
Ensure access to affordable, quality childcare.
In 2017, the government of Canada committed to providing $50.3 million over three years to the provinces and territories to provide childcare assistance for eligible family members of teachers.
These assistance will support children and their families with the cost of childcare, childcare services, and the cost and time needed to get childcare assistance and support through the Child Care Benefit.
Families who are currently receiving child care assistance will be eligible to receive up to three years of childcare assistance.
The support will also provide access to childcare for eligible families in rural and remote areas.
These families should have access to a local childcare provider to make the most of their childcare support.
The childcare assistance is available to families who are eligible and live in one of the participating provinces and to families whose income is under $125,000.
The program is also available to parents of young children who are living with their parent.
In addition, the province of Alberta will provide up to two years of affordable child care support to parents who are on the poverty line.
Increase the number of school-based child care spaces in Canada.
The provinces and territorial governments have committed to provide up the additional $50-$200 million that they are investing to ensure a better, more inclusive child care environment.
The Canada Child Care and Development (CCDC) Act of 2018 has set a target of raising the percentage of Canadian families with an adult in full-time employment by 25 per cent over the course of the next five years.
This means that more families will be able to have more children in their care.
The CCCDC Act also allows parents to request that their children attend one or more school-related child care centers that provide quality care for children from a wide range of families.
This has helped increase the number and number of families in Canada who are able to participate in this program.
This would increase the opportunity for parents of children with disabilities to get access to quality child care.
Support local communities in the transition to universal primary education.
It is important that we do everything we can to ensure families in the communities we serve are well-informed and are able afford to have a quality child’s education.
In 2018, the federal government committed $50 to the federal-provincial Partnership for Canada-wide School Innovation to support the delivery and operation of new and existing school systems that are at least as good as or better than the existing systems.
These new systems will provide a safe and affordable way for all Canadians to attend school and ensure all children have access.
This funding will help create an environment that encourages