A recent Conference Board of Canada report noted that education is the most powerful route to improving private and public prosperity and well-being: "Strong education systems not only lead people to higher incomes…and to contribute disproportionately to business innovation, productivity and national economic performance, but to have higher rates of civic engagement, life satisfaction [and a] tendency to make decisions that lead to healthier, longer lives.”
The report also found that strong public education systems generate significant social benefits — a healthier population, a higher standard of living, and a reduction in crime — that lessen the demand for Ontario’s social assistance, public healthcare, and criminal justice services. “Each additional high school graduate saves the Ontario government (on average) $2,767 each year on social assistance, healthcare, and criminal justice, while, each additional high school non-completer costs the province $3,128 each year.”
That's why an investment in education is not just an investment in our school system - it is an investment in our students and our province’s future. To keep our economy strong and our province prosperous we need to invest in the next generation of Ontarians. If you agree, become a supporter today!