Province Increasing Ontario Child Benefit, Improving the Quality of Child Care

Government of Ontario 

From the Ministry of Finance:

"Ontario is proposing an increase of an average of two dollars per hour for early childhood educators and other front-line child care workers. The first increase will be an average of one dollar per hour and will start January 2015.

The wage increase is part of Ontario's plan to break down barriers for low-income Ontarians, reduce poverty and improve public services. Helping families raise healthy children also supports the government's economic plan that is creating jobs for today and tomorrow by focusing on Ontario's greatest strengths -- its people and strategic partnerships."

Liz Sandals, Minister of Education: “We value the hard work and dedication of early childhood educators and child care staff across Ontario. This wage increase will help retain these valued caregivers, ensuring stable, high-quality licenced child care programs for our children.”

For the full news release, click here.