Ford is failing families: Let's make child care essential for economic recovery

The Ford government has not promised any new funding to Ontario’s early learning and child care sector since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Their failure to act is pushing child care into a funding crisis that will destabilize the entire sector. With only 3 days’ notice to re-open, child care centres are being forced to lottery off child care spaces, lay off staff, or close permanently.

Parents are worried about a shortage of child care spaces as several programs are on the verge of financial devastation. We don’t have to accept Ford’s disastrous re-opening plan: Now is the time to speak out about the dire crisis facing child care.

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Most child-care centres unlikely to reopen Friday, operators and advocates say

National Post

June 11, 2020

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Early childhood educators call for free child care as Ontario economy reopens

Toronto Star 

May 27, 2020

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Is it time for a child-care uprising in Ontario?

TVO 

February 12, 2020

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Ontario child-care tax credit to help few low-income families, watchdog says

The Globe and Mail

September 24, 2019

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Toronto wins two-month reprieve on provincial child care cuts

Toronto Star 

August 30, 2019

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It's time for the federal government to get serious about child care

Toronto Star 

July 18, 2019 

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