Province's funding cuts jeopardize 6,166 subsidized child care spaces in Toronto, staff says - 2019-05-03
Provincial funding cuts and policy changes could result in 6,166 fewer subsidized child care spaces in Toronto and cost the city more than $80-million this year alone, according to city staff.
In a memo to the mayor and council obtained by CBC Toronto on Thursday, City Manager Chris Murray detailed the potential impacts of a reduction in child care funding that was outlined in the province's recent 2019 budget. The fallout will be compounded by considerable changes to existing child care-related cost-sharing models, the memo says.
"As with recent changes to the provincial/municipal cost-sharing arrangements for public health, the City was not consulted or provided with any advance warning of these changes," the memo says.