Ontario to Improve Access to Child Care

As a first step in delivering 100,000 more child care spaces within the next five years, Ontario is creating approximately 3,400 new child care spaces in schools this year. Indira Naidoo-Harris, Associate Minister of Education for Early Years and Child Care, was at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School in Toronto today to highlight the new investment, first announced in the 2016 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review. The school received 88 new child care spaces this year, improving access for neighbourhood families.

Ontario is also seeking public input across the province on its early years and child care system.  “We need advice from parents, experts, and key stakeholders to ensure we get it right,” Indira Naidoo-Harris, Associate Minister of Education said  Feedback received from parents, families, experts and the public will help shape the government’s renewed vision and framework for early years programs and services, including the commitment to create 100,000 new licensed child care spaces within the next five years.  For more information, or to participate in the consultations, please visit this link: