Investing in education infrastructure
Budget 2016 provided $969.4 million over 5 years for First Nations education infrastructure, in addition to $500 million remaining from Budget 2014.
These investments will create quality learning environments that are safe and healthy and will help to achieve positive educational outcomes for First Nations students living on reserves.
As of March 31, 2019, more than $585.7 million of targeted funds has been invested to support education-related infrastructure projects.
Progress since November 2015
As of March 31, 2019:
Ongoing and completed projects include:
- 75 new construction projects resulting in 74 new schools
- 92 renovation and upgrade projects to 86 existing schools
- 9 feasibility studies to determine infrastructure needs
- 10 supporting projects and initiatives
- Matawa Education and Care Centre to continue renovations with support from Indigenous Services Canada
- Government of Canada congratulates the community of the Algonquins of Barriere Lake on various infrastructure projects
- Government of Canada congratulates the Nation Anishnabe du Lac Simon on Amikobi primary school expansion and new centre for the Aboriginal Head Start on Reserve program