Ontario’s $25M Emergency Investment in Higher Education Promotes Student Success

SARNIA, March 31, 2020 – The Ontario government’s announcement today of $25M in emergency funding for post-secondary education is a major investment in student success as the province continues to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak.

“I am pleased the government is investing in student success which will help to ensure students are able to complete their studies,” said Judith Morris, President & CEO, Lambton College. “Our staff and faculty are delivering our programs in alternate formats during this incredibly difficult time and this emergency funding will help provide resources needed to support continued success.”

Colleges and Universities Minister Ross Romano announced today the province has provided $25M to colleges, universities and Indigenous institutes to mitigate some of the early costs of addressing the COVID-19 outbreak.

The funding addresses a range of fiscal pressures including support for students stranded in a community, the purchase of cleaning and medical supplies, the costs for physical and mental health resources and the added expense of transitioning to remote learning.

Ontario’s colleges announced on March 13 that in-person classes were being cancelled to protect the health and safety of students and staff.

The colleges have implemented alternate measures to deliver programs such as online learning and testing. The alternate delivery measures continue to be in effect.

“We thank the government and Minister Romano for their commitment to our students and to the successful completion of the students’ programs,” said Morris. “This emergency funding will truly make a difference.”

For media inquiries or more information:

Jami Kloet
Corporate Communications Coordinator
Lambton College
Telephone: 519-542-7751 ext. 3337
Mobile: 519-328-2081
Email: jami.kloet@lambtoncollege.ca

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