Fourth Quarter Investments


The Fourth Quarter Investments included in the 2008 Budget reflect the priorities of the government's five-point economic plan to invest in skills and knowledge, enhance Ontario's competitiveness, strengthen the environment for innovation, invest in infrastructure and form key partnerships to strengthen Ontario's industries.

Before proceeding with any investment, the government assesses proposals as part of planning processes, such as Results-Based Planning and preparation of the Budget.

In the case of Fourth Quarter investments, the government has implemented a process to ensure due diligence has been completed by the Ontario public service.

Recipients of Fourth Quarter Investments must comply with accountability provisions that are consistent with transfer payment directives. This includes report-backs on how funds are used, the opportunity for independent audit and verification and the right to recover funds.

These Fourth Quarter Investments are part of the government's fiscal plan to ensure the achievement of balanced budgets while making investments that help build the economy of the future.

2007-08 Fourth Quarter Investments in Education

Recipient

Amount

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada

$1,500,000

Cabbagetown Youth Centre

$250,000

Ontario Educational Leadership Centre

$700,000

Jane-Finch's Caring Village

$100,000

Family Service Association of Toronto

$350,000

Learning Partnership

$1,350,000

Frontier College

$1,000,000

Ontario EcoSchools (York University)

$500,000

Ontario Teachers' Federation

$250,000

Arts for Children of Toronto

$100,000

Reel Canada

$250,000

Learning Through the Arts

$240,000

Elephant Thoughts

$100,000

Halton Industry Education Council

$500,000

Business-Education Councils (26)

$1,450,000

Lifesaving Society

$1,500,000

The Advanced Coronary Treatment Foundation of Canada

$1,400,000

Ontario Physical and Health Education Association

$750,000

Ontario Public School Boards' Association, Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association, Association des conseils scolaires des écoles publiques de l'Ontario and Association Franco-Ontarienne des Conseils Scolaires Catholiques; Ontario Public Supervisory Official's Association

$1,000,000

Roots of Empathy

$1,500,000

Kids' Internet Safety Alliance

$250,000

University of Ottawa

$500,000

Trent University

$450,000

Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

$900,000

Geneva Centre for Autism

$2,000,000

Pearson College

$320,000

Total

$19,210,000