In B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Quebec, the government helps fund independent schools.
Ontario parents deserve the same options as parents in Quebec and the western provinces.
Charter schools increase the choices available to families, particularly those with limited means.
Independent schools offer a variety of pedagogical and curricular approaches.
Between 2006/07 to 2019/20, independent school enrolment increased from 6.7 per cent to 7.6 per cent of total K-12 enrolment.
Seventy-eight per cent of Ontario parents say their child has fallen behind in school during the pandemic.
Government has an obligation to ensure all children are educated, but this does not mean government must run every school it funds.
B.C. has the highest rate of independent school attendance in Canada.
Imposing a monolithic conformity on all children through a monopoly school system is not a sensible way to serve a diverse population.
The four western provinces and Quebec provide tuition support to parents who choose independent schools.