(Canada) Nugget, Ontario: $22 million more for SPED

May 20, 2017, Nugget, Ontario, Canada: More support for special needs students in North The province is increasing support for approximately 20,000 students with special education needs across Northern Ontario, education minister Mitzie Hunter announced in Sudbury on Friday. … Hunter said the province will invest an additional $22 million annually in special education supports through the new Northern Supports Initiative and increases in the Special Education Grant beginning in the 2017-18 school year, targeted at supporting the unique needs of students in Northern, rural and French-language school boards. ... The new funding is to support innovative and co-operative programs and services that deliver special education supports, such as sharing professional support services across school boards, to support children and youth with special education needs in Northern Ontario; provide school boards with additional resources, such as mental health and behavioural support professionals, to ensure students with special education needs have the opportunity to succeed, and align with other Ontario initiatives, such as the Special Needs Strategy and Moving on Mental Health.