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Canada – Ontario Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement - 2021 to 2026

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Government of Canada and Government of Ontario
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Publication Date: 
28 Mar 2022

Excerpted from 1.1 Vision for Canada-wide early learning and child care

.2 Canada and Ontario agree that the long-term vision and objectives for Canada-wide ELCC set out in the Multilateral Framework will guide the investment of funds provided under this Agreement. This includes the vision that all families in Canada have access to high-quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive ELCC no matter where they live.

1.3 Canada and Ontario aspire to the following objectives:

            A. providing a 50% reduction in average parent fees for licensed ELCC by the end of 2022 and reaching an average of $10 a day                by the end of fiscal year 2025 to 2026 for licensed child care enrolled in the Canada-wide ELCC system

            B. creating more high-quality, affordable licensed child care spaces, predominately through not-for-profit licensed child care                          providers as outlined in section 2.1.1

            C. addressing barriers to provide inclusive and flexible child care

            D. valuing the early childhood workforce and providing them with training and development opportunities

1.4 Canada and Ontario agree that progress toward this vision will be undertaken by prioritizing federal investments in support of licensed child care for children under age 6.