Make childcare affordable in Ontario
Sign on to support the NDP's plan for affordable childcare here in Ontario and across our country.
The government of Canada has failed to provide predictable funding to develop and deliver affordable, accessible, and high quality early childhood education and childcare programs in Ontario.
Families pay monthly fees of $1152 on average for one childcare spot in Ontario compared to $152 per month in the province of Quebec.
Investing in high quality childcare will reduce the stress on families, benefit children's development and future academic success, allow more parents to reenter the work force, retrain or go to school. It will reduce dependence on social assistance, reduce poverty, and will bring $1.75 in return for every dollar invested by our government.
Families, businesses and the economy will benefit from investing in our early childhood education and childcare programs.
This province should partner with the Federal Government to ensure that every parent in Ontario has access to childcare at a cost of no more than $15 a day per child.