Ontario Improving School in Camlachie
Province supports the creation of new student and childcare spaces at Errol Village Public Elementary School
April 25, 2022
The Ontario government is investing $3.8 million in the Lambton Kent District School Board to for an addition at the Errol Village Public School, helping working families in Camlachie. This investment, announced by Bob Bailey, MPP for Sarnia-Lambton, will support the creation of 46 student spaces and 49 licensed child care spaces as part of the Ford Government’s commitment to building state-of-the-art schools for Ontario youth.
The project is part of a provincewide investment of nearly $500 million to support new school and child care spaces that were recently announced by Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education. The overall investment will support the creation of 37 school related projects which include 23 child care centres. This funding will add nearly 15,700 new student spaces and 1,502 licensed child care spaces at schools across Ontario.
“We are building new schools, building more affordable child care spaces, and building hope and opportunity for Ontario students as they learn in more normal and safer classrooms,” said Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education. “We believe that students deserve to learn in-person in state-of-the-art facilities that are internet connected, accessible, with modern ventilation systems, which is why our government is delivering a major investment that accelerates construction to get it done for parents, students, and communities.”
The investment is part of the Ontario government’s commitment to provide $14 billion to support school construction over ten years. Since 2018, the government has approved nearly 200 new projects and there are currently more than 300 child care and education building-related projects in development, with more than 100 actively under construction.
“The new addition at Errol Village Public Elementary School is great news for our community,” said MPP Bailey. “This investment will provide choice and flexibility for families and new opportunities for the children of Camlachie.”
Highlights of the project include:
- 46 elementary student spaces.
- 49 new licensed child care spaces.
- 3 new child care rooms.
“Under Premier Ford’s leadership, our government is delivering more schools across the province to support the needs of Ontario’s students, families and growing communities. By cutting red tape and introducing the Rapid Build pilot project to expedite procurement and construction processes to build better schools faster, we’re ensuring that students reap the benefits of state-of-the-art learning facilities sooner and have access to education in a safe and healthy environment.” said Kinga Surma, Minister of Infrastructure. “These investments are just one of the ways we’re building critical infrastructure – such as schools, hospitals, long-term care homes and public transit – that Ontarians rely on with a budget over $148 billion over the next decade.”
“We appreciate the $3.8 million provincial government investment to support the creation of 46 student spaces and 49 licensed child care spaces at Errol Village Public School,” said Lambton Kent District School Board Chair Randy Campbell. “The additional student spaces will greatly benefit the community and enhance access to available child care for families which will further support home to school connections.”
Errol Village Public Elementary School is located at 3568 Egremont Road, RR2 in Camlachie.
- For 2022-23, the province is also providing school boards with $1.4 billion in funding to renew and maintain existing schools.
- The governments of Canada and Ontario are providing $656.5 million in funding for critical infrastructure projects to protect students and staff from COVID-19 in the province’s schools through the COVID-19 Resilience stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
Bob Bailey, MPP
Lambton Kent District School Board
519-354-3770 ext 31262