Paint the Province Purple


Friday, October 21, 2022
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Education workers are vital to Ontario’s public education system. Right now, they’re fighting for safe schools, adequate staffing, and decent jobs in our communities. Your support is crucial.

Take action on Friday, October 21 to show your support for education workers by painting the province purple!

  • WHEN: Friday, October 21 (in the morning, before class OR right after school) 
  • Please click here to let us know where you'll be on Friday, October 21.

What’s at stake?

Over the last four years, Ford’s Conservatives have cut funding for schools by $800 per student (adjusted for inflation). In 2021-22, cuts totalled $1.6 billion.

Cuts to funding mean cuts to services for students, including dwindling one-on-one support from Educational Assistants, school libraries without library workers, school boards choosing to cut corners on custodial and maintenance staffing, and more.

Education workers are fed up with the underfunding of Ontario’s education system and the undervaluing of the workers that make the system run. That’s why they voted overwhelmingly in support of strike action, should collective bargaining reach an impasse.

It’s time for the government to do what’s right for students, parents, and workers by getting back to the bargaining table, bargaining in good faith, and respecting workers’ rights.

Show your support by RSVPing to paint the province purple and support education workers’ fight to protect public education.

Learn more and hear workers’ stories at

For more information and resources to build community support, click here.