Three ideas to build a better future for child care
February 21, 2017
Through Ontario's child care consultations, we have seen a newfound unity about three critical priorities to build a better early years and child care system: an affordable fee scale; decent work for educators; and limiting for-profit child care.

Occupancy Grant cut reversed! Toronto City Budget 2017
February 08, 2017 · 2 reactions
UPDATE: Following our Valentine's Pledge action on February 1st, Mayor Tory announced that the Executive would reverse the proposed cut to occupancy grants. This is a great win for our community! There are still many issues in the budget - including the closure of Capri Child Care. Please get in touch with your Councillor to tell them to sign the pledge and to vote for child care in the Council Budget vote on February 15th. Join fellow advocates at City Hall on February 15th to tell the Mayor and Councillors to Have A Heart!

Transformative change for early years and child care in Ontario: From market patchwork to system
February 03, 2017
Read the OCBCC's Submission in response to Ontario's child care consultations and their discussion paper “Building a better future: A discussion paper on transforming early years and child care in Ontario”.

OCBCC Pre-budget brief 2017: Building a quality child care system all families can afford and trust
February 01, 2017
Read the OCBCC's pre-budget Brief to the Ministry of Finance and the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs.

Annual study shows Ontario's child care fees are highest in Canada
December 12, 2016
An annual study of Canadian child care fees from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) shows that, for the third year in a row, Ontario has the highest child care fees in the country – pointing to an affordability crisis for parents. 

Government consultations on child care
November 22, 2016
FEBRUARY 3RD UPDATE: The government consultations have now closed. Check back to our website soon for a collection of organizations' submissions to the Ministry of Education. ------------------------------- In September, the Ontario government announced a commitment to expand child care for 0-4 years olds in Ontario by 100,000 spaces – doubling existing spaces over 5 years. At the same time, the federal and provincial governments are negotiating a framework on early learning and child care. In this context, the Ministry of Education is holding public town hall meetings in selected communities around Ontario. These are public sessions where you can have your say. You do not need to be an expert on child care policy. This is the place to share your experience and call for a quality early learning and child care system that all families can afford and trust.  Read the Ontario government's consultation materials and Discussion Paper  Download our Tip Sheet Download our Discussion Guide Q&A (English) (Français) RELATED: Read the CCAAC's What We Want in an Early Learning and Child Care Framework and Child Care in Canada by 2020: A Vision and a Way Forward

Petition for universal child care
October 27, 2016 · 4 reactions
UPDATE: Our petition was presented to the legislature on October 26th, Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day.

Early Childhood Educators call on Wynne Government to commit to equal pay and decent work
October 25, 2016
To mark Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day on Wednesday October 26th, a new report and thousands of names on petitions shine a light on the challenges faced by Ontario’s early childhood workforce and their growing collective call for decent work.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Early childhood educators call on Wynne government to commit to equal pay and decent work
October 25, 2016
To mark Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day, a new report on Ontario’s early childhood educators and thousands of petitions from across the province call on Ontario to commit to a child care system with both adequate wages for staff and affordability for parents.

Vast majority of Toronto parents can’t afford daycare
October 18, 2016
Toronto Star  

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