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Speech from the Throne: A balanced plan to build Ontario up for everyone

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Office of the Premier
Publication Date: 
12 Sep 2016


Excerpts on child care


With economic growth and a balanced budget, your government will continue to build Ontario up, investing in the things that matter most to you and that help you in your everyday life.

It will do this, first, by enhancing child care. 

Every child deserves to have the best start in life.

Over the past three years, the government has helped to create 56,000 new licensed child care spaces. 

Within the next five years, it will help to create another 100,000 spaces, so that working families can find quality, affordable care.

Your government will also make it easier for parents to find and use the services their children need, whether they are before-and-after-school programs, drop-in centres or more licensed child care spaces.

Community hubs are creating spaces for expanded child care and child and family support services, as well as helping to make it easier to access health, social, education, cultural and recreational programs and services that nurture community life.