Media Advisory Child care supporters and City Councillors speak out against Ford government’s child care cuts

Parents and educators will be joined by Toronto City Councillors Mike Layton and Joe Cressy on Tuesday July 16th, at 12:30pm to speak about the impact of the Ford government’s cuts to child care and two motions going to Toronto City Council to help protect child care programs for Toronto families.

Child care supporters are bringing attention to two issues facing Toronto City Council: 51 child care capital projects at risk of never being built because of provincial funding cuts; and child care occupancy grants that help keep child care fees from rising for 18,000 children in school-based child care.

Location: Toronto City Hall, outside Committee Room 1.

Who: Toronto City Councillor Mike Layton; Toronto City Councillor Joe Cressy; Toronto Coalition for Better Child Care Coordinator Jane Mercer; and Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care Coordinator Carolyn Ferns.

When: Tuesday July 16th, 12:30pm.

Media contact:

Stephanie Nakitsas, Chief of Staff, Councillor Mike Layton – 647 876 0649 - [email protected]

Carolyn Ferns, Public Policy and Government Relations Coordinator, Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care - 416-538-0628 x4 - [email protected]