Teresa Armstrong MPP, London-Fanshawe

Government of Ontario

MPP Armstrong: "stop delaying affordable childcare"

Published on May 16, 2024

QUEEN'S PARK – Childcare Critic Teresa Armstrong (London-Fanshawe) is calling in the government to address the repeated delays in delivering the long-promised funding to make $10 a day child care a reality:

“Repeated delays in releasing the new funding formula have led to severe repercussions for non-profit centres and childcare providers,” said Armstrong. “These delays have already resulted in closures and reduced operational capacity across the province. Enough is enough. Families need to know when affordable childcare will be available.”

The current government has given three different deadlines for having a cost-based system in place. Their most recent update was 2025 - far too long for families to wait.

“Childcare providers cannot continue to wait for updates,” said Armstrong. “They need certainty and transparency to continue doing critical work for our community."

Ontario signed the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) agreement almost two years ago, which promised desperately needed improvements to the childcare system. It has yet to be fully implemented.