The Ministry of Education’s special education grants are a good start, but don’t do enough. These grants are based on a statistical model tied to outdated demographic and enrolment data. This means that while the number of students identified with special needs is increasing every day, there are fewer funds to support them. There are too many students across the province who are not receiving the support and interventions they need.
Too many kids are not getting the same opportunities to reach their potential as their friends, and that's not okay. We can do better.