Exclusive documents obtained by Rebel News show how Ontario taxpayers forked over millions to the WE Organization.
Rebel News recently reported on how Alberta taxpayers dumped $750,000 into WE coffers, however no grants were given under Conservative premier Jason Kenney's watch.
The same cannot be said about Ontario's Progressive Conservative premier Doug Ford, whose government gave WE $250,000 in 2019-2020.
Rebel News filed for exclusive access to information documents dating back to 2014 from Ontario’s Education ministry that detail enormous annual grants to WE.
The first contract, awarded under the Kathleen Wynne Liberals for WE Day in Toronto in 2014, totally $650,000, including paying $200,000 to "deepen" WE's relationships with school boards, another $170,000 to "integrate" the audience into WE Day, and $110,000 to "communicate" with schools.
According to the same 2014-2015 documents, Ontario taxpayers provided $60,000 to WE to cover rent.
However, according to Globe and Mail reports:
As a donation to the charity, Me to We pays the Kielburger parents $97,200 rent a year, which covers just the mortgage interest and property tax.
In the 2015-2016 fiscal year, Ontario paid WE $650, 000 to expand their network to schools that weren't involved with WE.
In the 2016-2017 fiscal year, Ontario taxpayers forked over another $650,000 to help recruit more teachers to be part of WE.
During 2017-2018, a $650,000 grant was given to WE to target more schools and educators.
Another $1.5 million grant was also given to WE just before the 2018 Federal election
During the 2019-2020 fiscal year, under premier Doug Ford, $250,000 was granted to WE that included a $10,000 payment to give 40 motivational speeches in schools.
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