Education Minister Jean-François Roberge announced the government’s plan to allow Ministry of Education staff the opportunity to occasionally volunteer as a substitute teacher in schools that are in dire need of support.
According to a press release, ministry of education employees will have their schedules alleviated slightly to provide time to help, and they won’t be penalized in terms of salary or lose any sick leave days. The government notes that many employees are former educators.
“The labour shortage is forcing us to rethink, reinvent and think differently. When an employee of the department brought this idea to our attention, I immediately asked that it be implemented,” Roberge said, adding he’s grateful to everyone who brought the idea to life.
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