To address the challenges schools are facing as a result of COVID-19, the Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien (CSDCEO) will receive funding totaling $ 5,083,806. The funding comes from the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Component – Education-Related Projects under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.

The funds will allow four categories of work to be carried out with 21 schools, including the installation of hands-free water fountains, the improvement of air purification and duct sealing systems, the replacement of heating units, ventilation, air conditioning and air filtration, and finally the renovation and reconfiguration of spaces.

“These new funds allow us to finance projects whose primary objective is to realize the health and safety benefits in our schools in order to help limit the transmission of the virus responsible for COVID-19. Since the onset of the pandemic, we have worked with the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) and the Ministry of Education to ensure the health and well-being of our students, their families, members of our staff and our entire school community,  of the CSDCEO.

The Eastern Ontario Catholic District School Board (CSDCEO) provides education to more than 10,200 students in several early childhood centers (daycares), 25 elementary schools, 7 high schools and the Eastern Ontario Education and Training Center (CÉFEO). The CSDCEO offers programs for the success of all students, education based on Catholic values, quality French and a certificate of bilingualism.