Revised provincial allocation figures show increase in child care funding

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: childcarecampaign@gmail.com

If you can help us with the costs of printing tool kits and flyers, providing training sessions for volunteers, and doing outreach, please consider helping out with a donation. Even a few dollars makes a big difference!

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
PROVINCIAL TOTAL 1,669,539,764 1,689,976,558 +20,436,794

 


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