Investing in school facilities
Budget 2016 provided $969.4 million over 5 years for First Nations school facilities, 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, 2020, $985.5 million of targeted funds has been invested to support school facility projects.
Progress since November 2015
As of March 31, 2020:
Ongoing and completed projects include:
- 61 projects resulting in the construction of 61 new schools
- 85 projects resulting in the renovation or upgrade of 85 existing schools
- 46 feasibility studies and projects in the design phase
- 8 supporting projects and initiatives