Lots of of child-care areas in danger resulting from provincial cuts, report says


Toronto metropolis employees say provincial funding cuts to municipalities will put 760 inexpensive child-care areas in danger in 2020.

In a report as we speak, employees say funding for child-care growth might be lowered by $15 million as of Jan. 1.

The province used to pay 100 per cent of the price of inexpensive baby care however will transition subsequent 12 months to an 80-20 cost-sharing association with municipalities.

Councillor Joe Cressy says the modifications will make baby care – which is already costly within the metropolis – even much less inexpensive for a lot of mother and father.

Little one-care advocates are calling on the provincial authorities to reverse the cuts and restore funding.

The report comes because the Metropolis of Toronto begins work on its working finances for the following fiscal 12 months.