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Sustaining the future: What is at stake for families and children in Ontario

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A report on the federally derived $63.5 million child care funding and its impact on Ontario's communities
Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (OMSSA)
Publication Date: 
1 Nov 2009


Since 2006, $63.5 million in federally derived funding has flowed annually to Ontario's municipalities through the provincial Best Start program. The final distribution will occur in the 2009-10 fiscal year, meaning that this money will no longer flow to local service system managers after April 1, 2010.

As the professional association for Ontario's early learning and child care service system managers, the Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (OMSSA) has sought to provide a factual analysis of the impact of the $63.5 million allocation. Based on a series of surveys of OMSSA members, this report explains what is at stake after the final distribution of the funding.