TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:
WHEREAS Several provinces and territories, including British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Yukon, PEI, and Newfoundland & Labrador have implemented a $10 per day child care program
WHEREAS Ontario has some of the highest child care costs in the country and the costs have made quality care hard to access for many families
WHEREAS the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on the child care sector
THEREFORE, we, the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows:
To immediately negotiate an agreement with the federal government to introduce a $10 per day child care plan in the Province of Ontario, improve wages for ECEs and child care professionals, and invest in child care capacity to support the recovery from COVID-19.