ACTION ALERT! Ontario's proposed regulation changes

Apr 13, 2016



Ontario backs down from proposed daycare changesCBC, April 13 2016

What's the issue?

Ontario’s Ministry of Education has posted new proposed regulations under the Child Care and Early Years Act. This posting proposes a host of major changes to licensed child care and regulated home child care.

So what can we do?

Unlike legislation that is subject to readings, committees and votes in the legislature, regulatory proposals can be made by the government in power following a 45 day comment period. Comments are due April 1st, 2016. The feedback that the government hears is extremely important - even a short email can make a big difference. It’s time to raise our voices for quality care!

Use our Letter Template to email or mail the government your feedback today!

  • The OCBCC is putting together a detailed submission to the government. We want to hear from you! Share your feedback with us to have your perspective included. Email:
  • Print and share this petition to stop the age range, ratio and group size changes. This is a paper petition to the legislature, so it requires real physical names, addresses (including postal codes) and signatures. Print and share at your centres. Completed petitions can be sent to the address on the bottom of the petition sheet.
  • Tweet using the child care #ChildCareCantWait to tell the provincial government to invest in child care now.
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commented 2016-03-23 23:28:30 -0400 · Flag
Crunch your numbers. This is not financially feasible. Toddler rooms will lose three paying students, will have to pay for a room renovation and new equipment and will have to pay an additional staff member to cover breaks, lunch and the time at the beginning and end of the day when the ratios normally change. Who is going to pay for this loss of money we are talking 50,000 + dollars lost a year from each daycare. Many daycares will be forced to shut down or to pass on these expenses to parents who are already struggling to pay for care. The result will be infants crawling around in rooms with toddlers stepping all over them and less adults to care for them, while parents pay higher fees. How is this improving the quality of daycares????
commented 2016-03-20 14:58:32 -0400 · Flag
Don’t stop your advocacy on behalf of our next generation and their families………we need to stop this disgrace! Children will suffer developmentally – where is the vision of HOW DOES LEARNING HAPPEN? fit in these new regulations…..
The expense of this journey to even meet these ridiculous regulations for child cares is also scary……….we will lose child care spaces or make it so expensive for families unlicensed child care will be the only unsafe option for children!
DARK AGES ARE UPON US! How sad and unnecessary!
commented 2016-03-16 16:51:18 -0400 · Flag
Yes this is a step backward instead of forward. Increasing ratios per care worker is not safe as well as and mixing babies with toddlers. We must Increase pay to child care workers, it is offensive to our future generations if we don’t protect and nurture our infants.
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commented 2016-03-05 00:25:19 -0500 · Flag
although their own finding are that lower child to teacher ratio, and smaller groups is most beneficial to the child, they are actually thinking of changing things…its even in their own outline …people read all the facts…in the changed ratio’s and grouping they still allow for 20 per cent of the age group to be below the youngest proposed ages …this is a disgrace to the children and the professionals that take care of them…this is outrageous and all for financial reasons..not the betterment of child care at all