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We are Ontario’s central advocacy group for a universal, affordable, high quality, public and non-profit system of early childhood education and care. Formed in 1981, we are a member organization comprising child care centres, national and provincial groups and individuals from all across Ontario. 

We need your support!

A child care staffing shortage, driven by low wages, is threatening the accessibility of child care for families. Across Ontario, child care centres are closing rooms and limiting enrolment because they cannot retain staff in their programs.

Ontario’s current approach to the implementation of the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care plan will not solve this growing crisis. The proposed $18 per hour wage floor and $1 annual increase are far too low and leave out too many workers. Early Childhood Educators and child care workers are worth more! We need a provincial child care workforce strategy now.

Ontario must urgently create a workforce strategy to recruit and retain educators and other staff in licensed child care, provide good jobs with fair wages and decent working conditions, and ensure that families have the care and early learning they need.

For child care to be high-quality and accessible, workers need:
- A real salary scale starting at $25 per hour for all child care workers and $30 per hour for Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECEs);
- Benefits and pensions;
- Paid sick days;
- Professional development time;
- Paid programming time.

Become an OCBCC member today to be part of the solution!

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