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Toronto—The findings of a new study, based on municipal child care service plans from across the province, show that Ontario municipalities are loudly sounding the alarm that chronic government under-funding of programs has created a crisis in child care.

Municipalities are emphatically telling the provincial government that while they are committed to accessible, high quality child care, they can no longer sustain the increasing financial burden caused by provincial funding shortfalls and that the province must increase its share of funding.

The findings of the study entitled Analysis of Ten Ontario Municipal Child Care Service Plans will be released on Tuesday, September 24 at 10:00 a.m. at a media conference at Queen’s Park (Media Studio).

Olivia Chow, City of Toronto councillor and the city’s child advocate, Alex Munter councillor with the City of Ottawa and the Chair of the Health, Recreation and Social Services Committee, and Brian O’Keefe the Ontario secretary-treasurer of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the union that represents the majority of the province’s child care workers, will highlight the study findings.


For more information please contact:
Olivia Chow, Councillor, City of Toronto
(416) 392-4044
Brian O’Keefe, Secretary-Treasurer, CUPE Ontario
(416) 579-7414
Alex Munter
Councillor, City of Ottawa
(613) 580 2474