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  • October 30, 2015

Ontario Investing in Schools in Whitchurch-Stouffville and Richmond Hill

Province Supporting Local Students and Families

Ontario is investing in two new schools in York Region in order to expand high-quality learning facilities for hundreds of students.  


The two new schools, one in Whitchurch-Stouffville and one in Richmond Hill, are the result of a provincial investment of $10.7 million in the York Region District School Board and $5.4 million in the Conseil scolaire Viamonde as well as an additional $1.4 million to Conseil scolaire Viamonde for child care spaces.  


These investments will support:


  • Stouffville Southeast Elementary School: Building a new 615-pupil elementary school in Whitchurch-Stouffville.
  • ÉÉP Académie de la Moraine: Building a new 259-pupil elementary school including three new licensed child care rooms and 49 child care spaces in Richmond Hill.


Ontario is providing school boards across the province with more than $11 billion to help build new schools in areas of high growth improve the condition of existing schools and invest in projects to reduce surplus space through school consolidations.


Ontario is also creating more licensed child care spaces in local schools to give children the opportunity to transition from child care into full-day kindergarten at the same location, making for an easier adjustment. The new spaces are being built in areas where there is significant demand, giving families more options when it comes to quality licensed child care that is close to home.


Giving students the best possible learning environment is part of the government’s plan for Ontario. The four-part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario’s history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure savings plan.




“Our government continues to support the needs of local students by improving their learning environments with significant investments in new schools and increased child care spaces. This is an important investment for Whitchurch-Stouffville and Richmond Hill students and their families.”

—  Dr. Helena Jaczek, MPP for Oak Ridges-Markham


“Our government is proud to invest in capital projects that are supporting students by providing improved facilities and greater opportunities to learn in a high-quality environment.”

— Liz Sandals, Minister of Education

“We are pleased to hear the news of funding for a new school in Whitchurch-Stouffville. Funding for a new school in Stouffville will ensure that we can continue to accommodate students in this growing community.” — Trustee Loralea Carruthers

“The York Region District School Board welcomes this funding announcement. The Board works with the Ministry of Education to allocate appropriate capital resources to fulfill the educational needs of our students and the community.” —Board Chair, Anna DeBartolo


“The financing will allow us to build a state of the art school in order to meet the actual and future needs of the students of Richmond Hill. The unwavering support of the Ministry toward French-language education allows us to pursue our mandate on a daily basis”.
—President Jean-François L’Heureux, Conseil scolaire Viamonde





  • Since 2003, the province has invested about $13.4 billion in local school infrastructure, including nearly 755 new schools and more than 720 additions and renovations.
  • In April 2015, the province announced $120 million in new funding dedicated to building safe, high quality, licensed child care spaces in schools across the province.





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