Ontario adds $1.3B in post-secondary funding, freezes tuition for three more years

Tuesday, February 27th, 2024

Ontario ranks 10th out of 10 in every comparison of interprovincial post-secondary financing, according to a report last year by Higher Education Strategy Associates. International students now give more money to Ontario’s institutions than the government does… Raising Ontario’s level of per-student funding to the average of the other nine provinces would require $7.1 billion per year in additional spending — much higher than the current level of operating funding at around $5 billion

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Ontario, federal government reach agreement in principle on health care

Thursday, February 23rd, 2023

… the province accepted the 10-year deal on Wednesday after the two sides agreed to add reviews into the deal to ensure long-term sustainability… The priority areas outlined in the deal include mental health, primary care and increasing the number of health-care workers… Duclos said the province’s bilateral agreement would include working toward certain health indicators, agreeing to provide “equity of access’’ for underserved groups and upholding the Canada Health Act…

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Mental health: How three people are falling through the cracks

Monday, May 28th, 2012

May 28 2012
Changing Directions, Changing Lives, a long-awaited mental health strategy by the Mental Health Commission of Canada published May 8… makes recommendations in prevention, recovery, access, diversity, First Nations and leadership. It calls on governments to increase spending earmarked for mental health by $4 billion per year — from 7 per cent to 9 per cent of all health care spending. The federal government endorsed the strategy the following day, but has made no financial commitment… Mental-health problems cost Canada at least $50 billion per year, the report estimates, which amounts to 2.8 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product.

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