Province approves child care addition to Holy Trinity Catholic High School

SIMCOE – As part of Ontario’s ongoing efforts to build and improve local schools, the province has given Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board approval to tender a child care addition to Holy Trinity Catholic High School.

The $1.7 million investment is part of the province’s capital investment program to build more child care spaces for Ontario’s families.

“The funding for this child care addition to Holy Trinity Catholic High School is great news for our community,” said Toby Barrett, MPP for Haldimand-Norfolk. “This investment will provide choice and flexibility for families and new opportunities for children.”

“From modernizing our curriculum to revitalizing our classrooms and their facilities, we are investing in our students and giving them every tool to achieve their full potential,” said Education Minister Stephen Lecce. “Progress toward the construction of the child care addition to Holy Trinity Catholic High School further demonstrates our government’s historic investment in Ontario’s schools and child cares, as well as our overall commitment to supporting our students and families.”

Highlights of the child care addition include:

·         49 new licensed child care spaces.

·         3 new child care rooms.

Holy Trinity Catholic High School is located at 128 Evergreen Hill Road in Simcoe.

Quick Facts:

·         The Ontario Government is working with school board partners to invest in capital projects that advance safe and accessible learning opportunities for students.

·         To create new opportunities for Ontario’s families, the government is investing up to $1 billion to create up to 30,000 new child care spaces in schools over five years.

·         The Ontario Government announced in Budget 2020 that over the next ten years, Ontario is investing $13 billion in capital grants, including allocating $550M in 2020-21 for new schools, additions and major renovations.

·         This massive investment will build new schools and help existing schools after a decade of closures and maintenance backlog.

·         Ontario is also providing school boards with a historic $1.4 billion in funding to renew and maintain existing schools.

·         This funding could be used to replace aging heating or air conditioning systems, repair roofs and windows, and install important accessibility features like elevators and ramps.

For more information, contact MPP Toby Barrett at 519-428-0446 or toby.barrett@pc.ola.org