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Now Available--Applications for the 2012-2013 Parents Reaching Out Grants Program

Deadline June 8, 2012

Since 2006, the government has supported almost 9,000 Parents Reaching Out (PRO) Grants to School Councils and 280 Regional Grants. This is a total investment of nearly $14 million to help increase parent involvement in support of student achievement and well-being.

Parents play a vital role in publicly funded education. Ontario's PRO grants encourage parent engagement at the local, regional and provincial levels. They are designed to support parents in identifying barriers to parent engagement in their own community and to find local solutions to involve more parents in support of student achievement and well-being.

There are two types of grants:

  • School councils of publicly funded schools in Ontario (only) can apply for Parents Reaching Out Grants for Schools
  • Parent organizations, Parent Involvement Committees (PICs), publicly funded school boards, non-profit organizations and postsecondary institutions operating in Ontario can apply for Parents Reaching Out Grants for Regional/Provincial Projects.

For information on the two types of grants, examples of past projects and application procedures please read the flyer (PDF, 257 KB): http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/parents/PROGrantsFlyer_EN.pdf.

Please visit http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/parents/reaching.html to read the program guidelines and terms and conditions prior to submitting your online application via the website.