Following months of advocacy, child care funding cuts have been put on hold. We must double down on our campaigning to secure gains for next year.
File this under Advocacy Works! On Ontario Budget Day, April 11, 2019, child care was facing:
- A cut of $40 million in operating funding compared to the previous year;
- A cut of $80 million in total funding;
- No commitment to wage enhancement funding.
Thanks to tireless campaigning by members and allies like you, we succeeding in pushing back against these cuts. Today the province released revised funding details, and child care is receiving:
- +$2,928,624 increase in general operating funding compared to 2018;
- +$20,436,794 additional total child care funding compared to 2018;
- Continuation of the wage enhancement, including an increase in the wage cap to $27.47.
See full funding comparison table below.
This shows just how effective our coalition is. We have momentum, but our work is far from over!
Time to Double Down on our Campaigning
The Ford government has warned that cuts have only been put on hold until next year and that the government is “working on a new child care plan”. They have already made troubling changes to safety regulations, opened up more funding to big box for-profits. This next year is critical.
We need to meet these new challenges with our strongest campaign yet! Every MPP needs to hear exactly how important child care programs are to their local constituents and their local economies. Every cabinet minister needs to know that there is no room to cut when it comes to child care.
If you want to get involved in our local campaigning this summer email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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|CMSM/DSSAB||Total Funding 2018||Total Funding 2019 (revised)|
|Corporation of the City of Brantford||13,115,442||13,228,463||113,021|
|City of Cornwall||11,444,547||11,472,222||27,675|
|City of Greater Sudbury||23,343,371||23,435,703||92,332|
|The City of Hamilton||72,195,010||73,280,300||1,085,290|
|Corporation of the City of Kawartha Lakes||7,512,097||7,612,711||100,614|
|Corporation of the City of Kingston||14,401,560||14,000,752||-400,808|
|Corporation of the City of London||51,122,672||51,817,196||694,524|
|City of Ottawa||126,472,512||129,133,011||2,660,499|
|Corporation of the City of Peterborough||13,370,074||13,500,969||130,895|
|Corporation of the City of St. Thomas||10,036,028||9,870,046||-165,982|
|Corporation of the City of Stratford||6,425,424||6,549,090||123,666|
|City of Toronto||460,668,131||461,013,902||345,771|
|Corporation of the City of Windsor||46,114,953||46,557,104||442,151|
|Corporation of the County of Bruce||6,004,654||6,310,226||305,572|
|Corporation of the County of Dufferin||5,252,371||5,416,557||164,186|
|Corporation of the County of Grey||8,800,778||9,014,100||213,322|
|Corporation of the County of Hastings||13,231,203||13,580,946||349,743|
|Corporation of the County of Huron||5,674,309||5,492,032||-182,277|
|Corporation of the County of Lambton||17,097,576||17,244,729||147,153|
|County of Lanark||6,835,013||6,786,967||-48,046|
|County of Lennox & Addington||5,420,287||5,396,938||-23,349|
|County of Northumberland||6,861,191||6,857,066||-4,125|
|County of Oxford||8,847,296||8,910,486||63,190|
|County of Renfrew||8,809,286||8,952,058||142,772|
|County of Simcoe||41,781,411||42,669,237||887,826|
|County of Wellington||19,545,516||20,688,442||1,142,926|
|District Municipality of Muskoka||5,475,799||5,658,788||182,989|
|Corporation of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent||15,564,238||15,912,940||348,702|
|The Corporation of Norfolk County||9,096,961||9,299,138||202,177|
|Regional Municipality of Durham||65,361,547||67,476,359||2,114,812|
|Regional Municipality of Halton||56,592,471||57,381,535||789,064|
|Regional Municipality of Niagara||42,965,117||43,031,010||65,893|
|Regional Municipality of Peel||171,662,193||173,282,978||1,620,785|
|Regional Municipality of Waterloo||54,926,560||55,763,225||836,665|
|Regional Municipality of York||133,582,369||136,852,326||3,269,957|
|United Counties of Leeds & Grenville||8,626,440||8,581,893||-44,547|
|United Counties of Prescott & Russell||10,290,682||10,065,573||-225,109|
|Algoma District Services Administration Board||5,519,027||6,042,347||523,320|
|District of Cochrane Social Service Administration Board||11,374,111||11,789,714||415,603|
|District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board||11,897,562||11,980,742||83,180|
|District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board||5,941,004||6,065,498||124,494|
|District of Sault Ste Marie Social Services Administration Board||8,561,210||8,769,205||207,995|
|District of Timiskaming Social Services Administration Board||7,969,666||8,085,533||115,867|
|Kenora District Services Board||7,493,537||8,022,630||529,093|
|Manitoulin-Sudbury District Social Services Administration Board||6,424,465||6,886,217||461,752|
|Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board||3,728,158||3,756,231||28,073|
|District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board||16,103,935||16,481,423||377,488|