2022-23 Grants for Student Needs (GSN)

The Ministry of Education provides information about GSN funding to school boards through memoranda to the sector.

Ministry publications

Grants for Student Needs projections for the 2022-23 school year

Find tables containing projected board-by-board allocations of the Grants for Student Needs (GSN) including other related information for the 2022-23 school year. The funding projections have been prepared by the Ministry of Education and are based on enrolment and other data provided by school boards.

The tables also contain board-by-board allocations from prior years.

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Technical paper

The Technical paper 2022-23 contains:

  • an overview of the grant formulas
  • the details of the grant formulas
  • other criteria for education funding through the Grants for Student Needs (GSN)

These are used to calculate school boards’ 2022-23 allocations for budgeting and financial reporting purposes.

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Addendum to the 2022-23 technical paper: education funding modifications for isolate board school authorities

In Ontario, there are four isolate board school authorities which require modified funding formulas due to their unique circumstances, including the remoteness of their locations and that each isolate board operates only one school. These isolate boards are:

  • James Bay Lowlands Secondary School Board (SSB)
  • Moose Factory Island District School Area Board (DSAB)
  • Moosonee District School Area Board (DSAB)
  • Penetanguishene Protestant Separate School Board (PSSB)

Funding for the four isolate boards follows the same methodology as outlined in the technical paper with the specific modifications that are outlined in this addendum.

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2022-23 Education funding: a guide to the Special Education Grant

This guide provides an overview of special education and how it is funded in Ontario.

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Special education funding guidelines: Special Equipment Amount (SEA), 2022-23

The Special Equipment Amount (SEA) guidelines outline the purpose of SEA funding, the eligibility criteria, SEA funding processes and reporting requirements for school boards.

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Special education funding guidelines: Special Incidence Portion (SIP), 2022-23

The Special Incidence Portion (SIP) guidelines outline the purpose of SIP funding, the eligibility criteria, funding processes and reporting requirements for school boards.

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Implementation criteria for the Learning Opportunities Grant (LOG)

This document provides information on how funding can be spent within the targeted student supports envelope and the experiential learning envelope of the Learning Opportunities Grant.

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Reciprocal education approach

Base fee amounts per school board for 2022-23 under the reciprocal education approach

Supporting regulations



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Previous years

For funding information from prior years please contact edulabfinance@ontario.ca.