MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
UPDATES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Ministry of Education is responsible for child care and for administering the system of publicly funded elementary and secondary school education in Ontario. View the latest updates and announcements here regarding COVID-19.
Latest Updates & Announcements
relating to Education
Ontario Extends School and Child Care Closures to Fight Spread of COVID-19
Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario government announced that schools and child care centres will remain closed to protect the health and safety of students and staff. This extension is being made on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.
Province Supports Post-Secondary Students During COVID-19
The government of Ontario is easing the financial burden on students and making sure they can complete their studies during the COVID-19 outbreak by temporarily deferring payments for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) loans and making online learning supports, including year-end exams, available to postsecondary institutions.
Ontario Helping Students Learn from the Safety of their Own Home
On March 20, 2020, Premier Doug Ford joined Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education to launch the first phase of Learn at Home and Apprendre à la maison, a new online portal that will provide resources for families so students can continue their education while schools are closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.