When it comes to student outcomes, Canada and Ontario have been recognized by the OECD, the Economist, and McKinsey as having one of the top-tier systems globally, consistently ranking in the top 10 for math, reading and science. They credit our province’s success to continually improving our students’ learning experience in the classroom and ensuring they have the tools and resources they need to succeed.
Protecting that system is important: 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.”
An investment in our teachers and support staff is not just an investment in our schools and our system - it is an investment in our students and our province’s future. By investing in our education system, we're ensuring our students can reach their full potential while building a system that can foster innovation and growth for generations to come.