Canada to help schools in New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan build better learning environments for students
“When students have healthy learning environments and teachers have efficient and effective classrooms, it’s our future that is the winner. Our approach to pricing pollution ensures it is no longer free to pollute, and it’s a practical and affordable solution to fight climate change.”
– Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
The proceeds from pricing carbon pollution available to support schools is proposed to total $60 million in 2019-2020. Proceeds will be returned to the jurisdiction they came from. For this round, it means $12 million proposed for schools in Saskatchewan, $5 million proposed in Manitoba, $41 million proposed in Ontario and $2 million proposed in New Brunswick.
Under the Climate Action Incentive Fund, schools – defined as elementary and secondary schools – would receive federal funding to support projects that reduce energy-related costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
The Government of Canada will work closely with provinces to deliver funding to schools. Schools and school boards interested in participating in the proposed program are encouraged to contact their provincial governments for more details on how to apply.
Taking action on climate change presents a global economic opportunity representing $26 trillion and 65 million jobs.
The Parliamentary Budget Officer indicated that under the federal system to price pollution, eight out of 10 families will be better off.
Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change
Environment and Climate Change Canada
819-938-3338 or 1-844-836-7799 (toll-free)
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