TDSB to consider extended-day programs for kids 4 to 12 starting this fall
January 17, 2018
The Toronto District School Board are considering extended day programs that would be located within all of their schools that are not currently affiliated with child care programs located within their buildings. It would be staffed by full-time early-childhood educators employed by the school board, offered in classrooms from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and available for children between the ages of 4 and 12. https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/01/16/tsbd-to-consider-extended-day-programs-for-kids-4-to-12-starting-this-fall.html

Daycare fee sticker shock linked to minimum wage hike
January 17, 2018
Toronto already has the highest child care fees in Canada and with the wage increase the parent fees are rising again. (Sunday January 14, 2018) https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/01/14/daycare-fee-sticker-shock-linked-to-minimum-wage-hike.html

Why can't Canada keep up on child care?
January 17, 2018
Don Giesbrecht of the Canadian Child Care Federation provided his opinion on the government's actions in terms of funding for child care in Canada. (Friday December 29, 2017) https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2017/12/29/why-cant-canada-keep-up-on-child-care.html

Province to cover daycare fee hikes due to wage bump
January 17, 2018
A substantial provincial fund was announced by the government to ensure that child care workers get their pay increase without increasing the parent fees in the child care centres. (Friday, November 24, 2017) https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/11/24/province-to-cover-daycare-fee-hikes-due-to-wage-bump.html

Rising Child Care Fees in Canada
December 12, 2017
Child Care Fees In Canada CCPA Report - 2017

Government follows through on commitment to improve affordability
November 24, 2017
Government follows through on commitment to improve affordability Toronto Star  

Advocates call for down payment on decent work
October 25, 2017
To mark Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Appreciation Day on October 25th, advocates launch the Decent Work Charter and call for a down payment on the public funding needed to ensure professional pay for early childhood educators and provide affordable, high quality child care services for parents.

Poll: Most Torontonians in favour of fully funded public daycare
October 10, 2017
CP24

Wanted: Families needing daycare cash
September 26, 2017
The Star

OCBCC Submission on Bill 148
August 17, 2017
Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs regarding Bill 148: Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017

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