The Ontario Liberal Party is committed to ensuring the people of Ontario have the skills and knowledge they need to find meaningful work, adapt to changing technologies, build skills to grow in their careers, and contribute to their communities. From early learning through to adult education, Ontario is building a world-leading culture of lifelong learning.
Our government has made incredible progress in strengthening our education system:
- This school year, two-thirds of Ontario families are receiving reduced tuition thanks to the new Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).
- In 2016, 68 per cent of adults in Ontario had a postsecondary credential, up from 56 per cent in 2002 — higher than rates for any country in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
- High school graduation rates have reached historic highs in Ontario, with the four-year graduation rate currently at 79.6 per cent - up more than 23 percentage points since 2004.
We are also in the process of making major investments in lifelong learning:
- We are investing $1.6 billion to help 100,000 more children access licensed child care across the province.
- As part of our Career Kick-Start Strategy, Ontario is investing nearly $190 million in initiatives aiming to create 40,000 new opportunities for K–12 and postsecondary students, as well as recent graduates.
- Ontario is investing in new and expanded well-being programs for students across the province, to ensure that young people can reach their full potential and thrive inside and outside the classroom.
As we continue to build a leading system of lifelong learning in Ontario, we need your best ideas about how to build a system that provides people what they need throughout their lives.