Ontario Supporting Students and Families in Ottawa

Province Greenlights New French-language Elementary School

OTTAWA – Ontario’s government is standing up for parents and students and protecting and modernizing education through the construction of new and improved schools. The province has approved the construction of a new French-language catholic elementary school in Ottawa for students in junior kindergarten to Grade 6. The brand new school building will also include child care spaces to benefit young children and their families.

Goldie Ghamari, MPP for Carleton, made the announcement today.

“Our government is pleased to support the building of the new French-language elementary school for the community in the Ottawa area,” said MPP Ghamari. “We are embracing changes in our education system which will focus our resources on the tools educators need to do their jobs to help our children find good jobs in the modern economy.”

When the project is completed, the elementary school will feature:
 Space for more than 400 elementary students
 Three new licensed child care rooms with space for 49 children

“We know that high-quality learning environments set the stage for student success, MPP Ghamari added. “With today’s announcement, our government is investing in the future of students and hard-working families in Ottawa.”

Ontario recently announced Education that Works for You, a new plan to modernize curriculum, modernize classrooms and empower educators to better prepare students for the realities of today’s modern world. By supporting new schools and child care spaces, the government is helping education work for communities like Ottawa as part of a plan to deliver the world-class education system that our students deserve.
“We will continue to focus on keeping our promises to the people,” said MPP Ghamari. “We are putting Ontario back on a path to balance so that we can protect the core services that matter most – like health care and education – while restoring fiscal sustainability to the people of Ontario.”


“Schools are central hubs in many parts of our province. Our government is committed to supporting projects like this new French-language elementary school in Ottawa so that students, families and local communities have the spaces and supports to grow and thrive.” – Lisa Thompson Minister of Education

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Rory Taylor, Legislative Assistant
Office of Goldie Ghamari, MPP